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March 21, 1993|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Museum of Art redefines fashion for petites

The miniature mannequins in the Baltimore Museum of Art's exhibition, "Theatre de la Mode: French Fashion Miniatures," won't be the only small folk at the museum today. The National Marionette Theatre, whose exquisitely carved marionettes have toured the United States and Europe, will present "Beauty and the Beast" in the auditorium at 1 p.m.

Tickets, which include admission to the museum, are $10 ($7 for BMA members, seniors and students, and $5 for children). For information, call (410) 396-6314. Beginning Wednesday, New Century Theater will revive its 1991 double bill of "The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie" and "Out at Sea" as the second offering in its residency at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St.

Brian P. Chetelat stars in these one-act plays about cannibalism. In "The Transfiguration," by Albert Innaurato, he plays a misunderstood, obese, working-class character, and in "Out at Sea," by Slawomir Mrozek, he's one of three shipwrecked men sharing a raft. Show times are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., through April 4. An additional performance, fully accessible to the handicapped, will be presented at a location and date to be announced. Tickets are $14. Call (410) 752-8558.

J. Wynn Rousuck A Harpy in classical mythology is a monster with the head of a--

woman and the body of a bird. In Joan Erbe's painting "Harpies," one of the figures fits that definition, but another is closer to having the body of a woman and the head of a bird. With its sharp beak and angry eyes, it's also closer to the modern definition of a Harpy as "scolding, nagging, bad-tempered." This and other Erbe works are on view at Nye Gomez Gallery, along with photographs by Jack Radcliffe and a selection of prints by eight artists, including Salvador Bru, Nadezda Prvulovic, Susan Due Pearcy and Robert Llewellyn. The exhibit continues through April 17 at 836 Leadenhall St. Call (410) 752-2080.

John Dorsey

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