Know From Where You Came And Where You Are Going: The Work of Aithan Shapira. Sculptures and paintings on the topic of hope featuring the paint the Israeli-American artist made by mixing soil from the Judean Desert, olive tree ash, and oil. Through March 2, JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., jccmanhattan.org.
Alex Katz at the Met. A small show — just eight paintings in total — of gifts both donated and promised to the museum by Glenn Fuhrman, Leonard A. Lauder, and Katz himself. Through June 26, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., metmuseum.org.
Miriam Schapiro, A Visionary. The first New York City survey of the artist’s 60-year career including Abstract Expressionism, feminism, Pattern and Decoration, and Jewish identity. Through May 8, The National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Ave., nationalacademy.org.
Esther Naor: Aftermath. A multimedia exhibit by the Tel Aviv-based artist that investigates themes of immigration, loneliness, the recent terrorist attacks, and the current global refugee crisis. Feb. 24-March 26, Stux and Haller Gallery, 24 W. 57th St, sixth fl., stuxgallery.com.
Bland Verse. Featuring works by Sharon Ya’ari, Nir Evron, Hinda Weiss, Dana Levy, and Keren Benbenisty. Opens March 3 through April 16, Andrea Meislin Gallery, 534 W. 24th St., andreameislin.com.
New York’s Yiddish Theater. Explores the legacy of the thriving Yiddish theater scene on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the 19th- to mid-20th century. Opens March 9, Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., mcny.org.
Wyatt Gallery: Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean. Photos of sites in Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Suriname tracing the history of the Sephardic Jews of the Caribbean. March 14-May 1, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., 92y.org.
Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History. Organized thematically, this exhibit focuses on Mizrahi’s designs for clothing, shoes, accessories and costumes for the theater, the opera, and the Mark Morris Dance Group. March 18-August 7, The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd St., thejewishmuseum.org.
Anti-Semitism 1919-1939. Presents propaganda from pre-Holocaust Germany including Hitler’s original outline of a 1939 speech that he gave to the Reichstag about the “Jewish Question” and an original printing of the Nuremberg Laws. April 11-July 31, 2016, New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, nyhistory.org.