Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design 1904-2004. A retrospective of one of America's most innovative 20th century jewelry firms, with 150 pieces of jewelry, design renderings, reproductions from fashion publications, jewelry molds and other implements to establish a sense of the development of the work and the culture surrounding it. Museum of Arts & Design. Through Jan. 2.
In the Realm of Gods and Kings: Arts of India Selections From the Polsky Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An exhibition intended to create a broad understanding of India's religions and courtly traditions. More than 75 works of art are displayed, with a primary focus on the court arts of North India. Asia Society. Through Dec. 10.
Have You Eaten Yet?: The Chinese Restaurant in America. An exhibit on the Chinese restaurant's origin and growth in America and how it helped broaden the definition of American culture through the introduction of new foods. Museum of Chinese in the Americas. Through March 1.
New York - City of Refuge, Stories From the Last 60 Years. Chronicles three distinct periods of Jewish immigration to New York: the years immediately following the World War II, the Cold War era and the present day. Museum of Jewish Heritage. Through July 4.
A Century of Collecting. Features riches from the impressive permanent collection of some 2,000 objects, with some of the museum's most compelling works. Heckscher Museum of Art. Through Nov. 14.
Adaptive Behavior. The works of 11 emerging artists explore the unpredictable nature of human reaction in the face of changing circumstances and how the absence of familiar bearings forces one to embrace change to survive. New Museum of Contemporary Art/Chelsea. Through Nov. 13.
Tall Buildings: Symposium. Through dialogues between distinguished architects and engineers, this daylong symposium focuses on three fundamentals of tall buildings: technology, urbanism and program; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., New School University, Tishman Auditorium.
Pop Photographica. Most of the imaginative creators of these quirky historical objects are inspired but unknown. The range of items unabashedly links popular culture and photography, typifying the collapse of highbrow and lowbrow, art and commerce. Parrish Art Museum. Through Nov. 14.
Brown bag lunch lectures. Speaker Marianne Eggler- Gerozissis presents "The Machine Aesthetic in Modern Art, Architecture and Design," 12:30-1:15 Sept. 21 and 23. Admission is $5. Arts Consortium Auditorium.
Playing, Learning and Working in Amsterdam's Golden Age: Jan Luyken's Mirrors of Daily Life. About 110 prints and drawings from Dutch author and illustrator Jan Luyken (1649-1712) on loan from the Amsterdam Historisch Museum in The Netherlands. Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University. Through Dec. 5.
Louisa Matthiasdottir: A Retrospective. Exhibit of 75 works, including oil paintings, miniatures, works on paper and rarely shown clothing patterns, spanning the 60 years of Matthiasdottir's career. Scandinavia House. Through Nov. 13.
Multi-Tasking. Features artists who have literally made multi-tasking a fine art. Islip Art Museum. Through Nov. 21.