Critics' Voices: Dec. 11, 1989

ART

CANALETTO, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. In Canaletto one sees Venice, and vice versa, since the artist's luminous, teeming canvases have for two centuries defined the city's great vistas and waterways in the public imagination. Through Jan. 21.

FREDERIC EDWIN CHURCH, National Gallery of Art, Washington. The aptly named Church (1826-1900) created vast landscapes expressing the spiritual awe Americans once felt before their new continent as nature's cathedral, a vision of earthly paradise. Through Jan. 28.

TELEVISION

DINNER AT EIGHT (TNT, Dec. 11, 8 p.m. EST). Ted Turner isn't content with resurrecting old MGM classics on his newest...

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