Critics' Choice: Oct. 24, 1988

ART

EDGAR DEGAS, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. If there must be blockbuster shows, this is the kind to have -- huge (more than 300 works), thought provoking and beautiful. Its like will not be seen again in our lifetime. Through Jan. 8.

POUSSIN: THE EARLY YEARS IN ROME, Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth. The first major show in North America devoted to the 17th century master who was the father of classical French painting. Through Nov. 27.

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI 1901-1966, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington. The paintings, drawings and familiar elongated sculptures of the great Swiss-born modernist. Through Nov. 13.

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