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Top five shows: Mar 7–13, 2013

The best of the week in art.

Photograph: Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art

“Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light” at the Museum of Modern Art
This survey takes a long-overdue, in-depth look this at the Brit lensman, one of the true giants of modern photography. Brandt’s nude studies, landscapes and images of British society are imbued with a subtly Surrealistic quality. Through Aug 12

Photograph: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

James Nares, Street at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Filmed from a moving van using a high-speed camera, Street employs slow-motion cinematography to hypnotically capture Gotham’s pedestrian traffic in all of its magisterial flow. Through May 27

Photograph: Armory Show 2013

The Armory Show 2013 at Piers 92/94
It’s baaack. The megafair returns, and this year it’s dedicated to the centennial of the 1913 Armory Show. Thu 7–Sun 10

Photograph: Courtesy of the University of Virginia Art Museum

“Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints” at Japan Society
This show brings together some 160 examples of classic Japanese wood-block prints, along with works by contemporary artists who borrow aspects of the style. Sat 9–June 9

Photograph: Courtesy Gagosian Galery

“Works of the Jenney Archive” at Gagosian Gallery
During the Minimalist era of the late ’60s and early ’70s, Neil Jenney represented a sort of one-man revival of figurative painting. On view are the works he kept for himself. Wed 7–Apr 27