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Art Around Town for January 10 Through 17

01/11/2013 03:56 pm ET | Updated Mar 13, 2013

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Christina Ha reports this week's arts news on location at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First, we take a look at Matisse: In Search of True Painting an exhibition that explores the artist's process through pairings and trios of paintings.

Then, a peek at two Brooklyn Academy of Music concerts with Velvet Underground's John Cale. One features The Magnetic Fields, Kim Gordon, and Sharon Van Etten, among others, in tribute to Velvet Underground singer, Nico. The other concert features the Wordless Music Orchestra performing Cale's Paris 1919, plus new material from his latest album, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood.

Extended for four weeks at Studio 54, take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. Everyone is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood, and it's up to you to choose the killer.

Downtown at The Joyce Theater, Parsons Dance presents Dawn to Dusk, a new work that combines stunning photos and high-definition footage of the landscapes of south Florida with the energy and intensity of live dancers onstage.

Charles and Ray Eames are probably modern design's most famous couple, but an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York highlights the largely forgotten work of another husband-and-wife team who advanced a mid-century modern aesthetic all their own. "The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett" presents the first retrospective of these textile designers.

Lastly, the American Museum of Natural History premieres a spectacular 3-D film that follows the quest of the famous monarch butterflies, which travel between the High Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico and Canada -- the longest insect migration on earth. Flight of the Butterflies chronicles the evolution from egg to caterpillar to butterfly, as well as the human drama of discovery.

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