The Big Six 

Uptown and Beyond

Brooklyn Museum
Ron Mueck;
closes February 4

Life-like sculptural renderings of human subjects take up residence in the museum, including five major new works by this renowned sculptor.
200 Eastern Parkway, at Washington Ave, Bklyn; 718-638-5000.

Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso;
closes March 28

Brings together for the first time works by the great Spanish Masters of the 16th through the 20th centuries. Francisio de Goya, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and many others.
1071 Fifth Ave, at 89th St; 212-423-3500,

The Metropolitan Museum
Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920’s;
closes February 19

A trend of matter-of-fact realism in painting took hold during Germany’s short lived Weimer Republic (1919-1933), a time of political, economic, and social turmoil.
1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St; 212-535-7710,
Altered, stitched and Gathered;
closes January 22

Brings together artists exploring or transforming familiar objects through deliberate methodology.
Katrín Siguradóttir: High Plane V; closes May 7
Depicts an artificial landscape, made of the most basic construction materials: blue insulation and white paint.
22-25 Jackson Ave, at 46th Ave, Long Island City; 718-784-2084,

Museum of Modern Art
OMA in Beijing: China Central Television Headquarters by Ole Scheeren and Rem Koolhaas;
closes February 26

Scheeren’s CCTV building, scheduled to open for the Beijing Olympics in 2008, is already acclaimed for its innovative upside-down U shape. Using graphics, models, and text (some drawn from MOMA’s collection), the exhibition examines this architectural novelty.
11 W. 53rd St (E to Fifth Ave)

Whitney Museum of American Art
Albers And Moholy-Nagy: From The Bauhaus To The New World;
closes January 21

The exhibition traces parallels in the work of two modernist pioneers, contemporaries at the Bauhaus from 1923-1928.
945 Madison Ave, at 75th St; 1-800-WHITNEY;

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