1 The namesakes of Calder and Picasso—Almine Rech Gallery’s first exhibition at their new UES location—derive fresh meaning from their unexpected juxtapositions. Through Dec. 17, 39 E. 78th St.
2 The perfect color study for the colder months, Pace Gallery’s new exhibition, Rothko: Dark Palette, looks at Mark Rothko’s use of dark hues throughout the ’50s and ’60s via a collection of somber pieces. Through Jan. 7, 510 W. 25th St.
3 The Met’s Kerry James Marshall: Mastry represents the 61-year-old Alabama-born artist’s largest exhibition yet. Come for the African-American painter’s stunning religious iconography and stay for his moving portrayals of black militancy. Through Jan. 29, 945 Madison Ave.
4 Inspired by artist MPA’s recent Mojave Desert residence, the Whitney’s Red in View examines the potential colonization of Mars via unconventional sources such as a biosphere installation, which MPA and two fellow artists will call home for 10 days. Through Feb. 27, 99 Gansevoort St.
5 Dearly departed artist LeRoy Neiman always worked in the medium of athletes, and The Greatest of All Time™ was the painter’s No. 1 muse, as seen at the New-York Historical Society’s Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing. Dec. 16-March 12, 170 Central Park West