Museum and Gallery Listings for Nov. 13-19
By Ken Johnson
H.C. Westermann: 'See America First: Works from 1953-1980' (through Dec. 19) No one who cares about contemporary art should miss this terrific exhibition of sculptures, drawings, prints and illustrated letters by H.C. Westermann.
He once said that he wanted his constructions to look as if they'd been made by a mad cabinetmaker, and they do. Made with consummate craftsmanship, his constructions mainly in wood are by turns funny, philosophical and politically vehement. He was a great American original. Venus, 980 Madison Avenus, at 76th Street, 212-980-0700 venusovermanhattan.com