GALLERIES

Since the U.S. government has told us that one million more visitors per year to the Square really isn't going to make much difference, there's no reason to display the Kennedy Library exhibits now. Everybody will get a good chance to see them in good time. Evidently, the directors of the library don't believe this, because right now, through Jan. 10, there's a show in the lobby of the Kennedy building in Government Center titled: "Christmas in the White House". Mounds of early-'60s memorabilia, including a pearl Nativity scene from King Hussein.

Starting Saturday at Boston Center for the Arts: "Twelve Putney Artists"--paintings, sculpture, weaving, furniture, pottery and photography by teachers at the Putney School in Vermont. According to the press release, it's "The Center's attempt to show what's happening in arts and crafts in one small New England community."

The Nielsen Gallery on Newbury St. in Boston is exhibiting new acquisitions, including works by Moore, Miro, Roualt and Picasso. In the lobby of Gund Hall is an exhibit by the GSD of archetypal modern housing projects--featuring Frank Lloyd Wright, who, I was told on the plane heading for Boston last Sunday, did not really do most of his own designing. It seems he had a prolific underling.

It is now 1975, so no longer the official 100th anniversary of Impressionism. In case you missed it, the new Wertheim collection on the second floor of the Fogg might make up for it. It's worth a special trip.