Art and Museums in NYC This Week

A detail of “Tide” by Fujitsuka Shosei, on view in “Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection” at the Met. Credit Jake Naughton for The New York Times

‘JAPANESE BAMBOO ART: THE ABBEY COLLECTION’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (through Feb. 4). This fabulous show celebrates Diane and Arthur Abbey’s gift of some 70 bamboo baskets and sculptures, which nearly doubles the Met’s already outstanding holdings in this genre and brings them into the 20th and 21st centuries. The curator has embedded this trove within what is essentially a second exhibition that traces bamboo’s presence through folding screens, ink paintings, porcelain, netsuke, kimonos and more. (Roberta Smith)