Save money: Spend time in a museum

Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings From the Biblioteca Reale in TurinCalifornia Legion of Honor, San Francisco Nov. 15-Jan. 4

Leonardo was one of the greatest draftsmen of all time, but his drawings are more rarely seen than his paintings. This show features a select group of 11 drawings plus his Codex on the Flight of Birds, all on view for the first time outside Italy. Information: 415-750-3600 or

Landscapes From the Age of Impressionism Portland (Maine) Museum of Art Through Jan. 4

More than 40 landscapes from the Brooklyn Museum of Art and by such artists as Monet, Boudin, Sargent, Hassam, Pissarro and Courbet are featured in the examination of the commonalities of style, color and light in this popular art movement. Information: 207-775-6148 or

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night Museum of Modern Art, New York Through Jan. 5

There can never be too many van Gogh exhibits. This one, featuring 40 works, is the first ever to examine the Dutch master's frequent depictions of evening and night, and will include his celebrated Starry Night. Information: 212-708-9400 or


Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, LaliqueCleveland Museum of Art Through Jan. 18

What could possibly bring Princess Grace, Queen Elizabeth II and Joan Rivers together? Their jewelry. This show, featuring nearly 300 gewgaws, examines the artistry, craftsmanship and rivalry among the three titans of gilded goodies. Information: 216-421-7350 or

Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of JewelryWalters Art Museum, Baltimore Through Jan. 4

From an ancient Roman snake bracelet to a Tiffany necklace, this show presents more than 200 pieces of gold and gems through history. Information: 410-547-9000 or


Karsh 100: A Biography in ImagesMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston Through Jan. 19

Yousuf Karsh was the man who captured some of the 20th century's most famous photographic portraits as displayed in this show honoring the centenary of his birth with 100 of his iconic works. Information: 617-267-9300 or

Oceans, Rivers and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams and Alfred StieglitzNational Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Through March 15

Three series of black-and-white landscape photographs by three great photographers are featured in this small show. Information: 202-737-4215 or


A New and Native Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & GreeneHuntington Library, San Marino, Calif. Through Jan. 26

Touted as the most comprehensive exhibit ever on the work of Arts and Crafts legends Greene & Greene. Information: 626-405-2100 or

The Divine Art: Four Centuries of European TapestriesArt Institute of Chicago Nov. 1-Jan. 4

Some 70 monumental tapestries go on display after 13 years of conservation work, revealing dazzling artistry. Information: 312-443-3600 or

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