Brooklyn Museum Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire; closes Jun 4.
This exhibition investigates origins of synagogues and the development of Jewish art in the Roman period.
200 Eastern Parkway, at Washington Ave, Bklyn; 718-638-5000, Sun, Sat 11am to 6pm, Mon, Tue closed, Wed-Fri 10am to 5pm; $8 adults, $4 seniors and students, children under 12 free; brooklynmuseum.org
Guggenheim David Smith: A Centennial; closes May 14.
Widely considered the greatest sculptor of his generation, Smith created some of the most iconic works of the 20th century.
1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St; 212-423-3500, 10am to 5:45pm, Fri 10am to 8pm; Thu closed; $18 adults, $15 students and seniors, children under 12 and members free; guggenheim.org
The Metropolitan Museum Robert Rauschenberg: Combines; closes Apr 2.
A comprehensive survey of 67 works of best-known objects, as well as some that have never been publically shown.
P.S.1 Jessica Stockholder: Of Standing Float Roots in Thin Air; closes May 1.
Stockholder employs everyday goods and found materials to create large-scale sculptures.
22-25 Jackson Ave, at 46th Ave, Long Island City; 718-784-2084, Thu-Mon noon to 6pm; Tue, Wed closed; $5 suggested donation, $2 students and seniors, free for MoMA members; ps1.org
Museum of Modern Art John Szarkowski: Photographs; closes May 15.
This is Szarkowski’s first retrospective, and features his photographs from 1943 to 1962.
11 W 53rd St; 212-708-9400, Sat-Mon, Wed-Thu 10:30am to 5:30pm; Fri 10:30am to 8pm; Tue closed; $20 adults, $16 seniors; $12 students; children and members free; moma.org
Whitney Museum of American Art Andrea Zittel: Small Liberties;closes May 7.
Zittel’s “systems for living” explore the friction between the prescriptive nature of externally enforced rules and the liberating potential of internally imposed parameters.
945 Madison Ave, at 75th St; 1-800-WHITNEY; Mon, Tue closed, Wed, Thu 11am to 6pm Fri 1pm to 9pm Sat, Sun 11am to 6pm; $15 adults, students and seniors $10, group tours $9.50 per person; whitney.org