The Big Six: Uptown and Beyond 

Brooklyn Museum
Looking Back from Ground Zero: Images from the Brooklyn Museum Collection; closes Jan 7

The museum marks the fifth anniversary of 9/11 with an exhibition of works from the permanent collection that includes paintings, photographs, prints, and drawings of the Lower Manhattan area from both before and after the attacks.
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.

No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paintings on Paper; closes Sept 29.

Collection marking the 50th anniversary of Pollock’s death focuses on his early draftsmanship as an essential component of the transition from traditional figurative drawing to complete abstraction.
1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St; 212-423-3500, Sat-Wed 10am to 5:45pm, Fri 10am to 8pm; Thu closed; $18 adults, $15 students and seniors, children under 12 and members free;

The Metropolitan Museum
Cai Guo-Qiang on the Roof: Transparent Monument; closes Oct 29.

Contemporary Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang, known for his elaborate sculpture installations and gunpowder projects, has created site-specific installations for the roof garden overlooking Central Park.
Brush and Ink: The Chinese Art of Writing; Closes Jan 21
In China, calligraphy is considered the quintessential visual art, ranking above painting as the most important vehicle of personal expression. This exhibit traces the art form’s 1,600-year history.
1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St; 212-535-7710, Fri, Sat 9:30am to 9pm; Sun, Tue-Thu 9:30pm to 5:30pm; Mon closed; $15 recommended for adults, $10 seniors, $7 students;

Double Trouble: Ron Gorchov; closes Nov 20

The return of Ron Gorchov, the one who explored the possibilities of painting as an object rather than a representation. Now he is dabbling in his new, ambitious exhibition entitled Double Trouble. The exhibition features new and recent paintings of Gorchov.
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;

Museum of Modern Art
Projects 83: Monika Sosnowska

This is the first exhibition at a gallery or museum in the United States for Polish artist Sosnowska, who creates architecturally structured installations, each of which is a response to a given setting.The installation on view was conceived specifically for MOMA.

Whitney Museum of American Art
Edward Hopper; closes Dec 3

The museum’s fifth-floor galleries are dedicated to a large-scale presentation of works by Edward Hopper, whose legacy is intimately connected to the museum. Hopper’s works from the Whitney’s permanent collection are supplemented by key loans from other museums.
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;

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