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  The Week: Art
EDITED BY KAREN ROSENBERG
   
  Review
Robert Rauschenberg: Combines

Rauschenberg’s Combines, now at the Met, are rich and dense in a way that has to be seen to be believed.
 
  Feature
The Cultural Elite: Art

In 2005, the bubble didn’t burst, and the Chelsea gallery scene kept expanding—while heavies like Matthew Marks and Damien Hirst called attention to themselves (yet again). The Met reestablished its stellar reputation. Digital art took a small step forward. Oh, and someone put a bunch of saffron fabric in the park.
 
  Holiday Hours
Museum schedules for the visiting-family season.
   
 

1. Brooklyn Museum
Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

2. Jewish Museum
Open on Christmas Day from 11 to 4:30; closed Christmas Eve (and all Saturdays) and New Year’s Day.

3. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but open for a holiday Monday on December 26, from 9:30 to 5:30.

4. Museum of Modern Art
Closing early (at four) on Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day, but open on Tuesday, December 27, as well as New Year’s Day.

5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Closed on Christmas Day, but open on New Year’s.

6. Whitney Museum of American Art
Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

 
 

High Priority
“Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama.”
An exhibition celebrating the great French actress with costumes, photographs, stage designs, personal effects, and more.

Through 4/2; Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd St. (212-423-3200).

 
 

On View
“Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates.”
A project with Cabinet magazine and the White Columns alternative art space, in which contemporary artists respond to Matta-Clark’s 1973 purchase of inaccessible plots of land as a statement on property demarcation lines.

Through 1/22; Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park (718-592-9700).

 
 
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