MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Nobody can figure Out how--or why--the Museum of Modern Art cooked up such a delirious arabesque of shows to celebrate the millennium. But after "Modern Starts," with its component parts, "People," "Places," and "Things," it seemed like, the institution would be hard-pressed to up the lame-title quotient--until, that is, the church-ladyish "Making Choices" came along. Twenty constituent exhibitions (arranged in three parts by an in-house team) will address, among other things, the battle between Surrealism and abstraction for early modernist supremacy, and conservative art reactions to the avant-garde between 1920 and 1960. My advice: Forget the lesson plan. MOMA owns such good stuff, all they really have to do is turn on the lights. Mar. I6-Sept. I2.