Picks of the Week

Originally published in The Moscow Times on November 19, 1999

A visit to the MOMA is a must, but if New York's world-renowned Museum of Modern Art is beyond your reach, head for the Museum of Private Collections, where over 50 original graphics by leading American abstract expressionists of the 1940s-60s are on display until Nov. 30. The exhibit includes drawings and watercolors by the likes of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Pollock's "drip and splash" technique is sure to leave you in wide-eyed wonder.

If ink stains aren't enough to quench your passions, maybe "Carmen" will do the trick. Alexander Titel's new version of Georges Bizet's "Carmen" has the singers chatting amongst themselves during the non-musical interludes as soldier Don Jose falls for the unfaithful Carmen. When a…

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