Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Top five shows: June 6–12, 2013

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Photograph: Adam Reich; Collection of Susan and Jerry LaurenBill Traylor at American Folk Art MuseumNot just one of the most recognized self-taught artists in America, Traylor (1854–1949) is one of the finest artists of the 20th century, period. Born into slavery in Alabama, Traylor is known for his instinctively modern style of drawing. Tue 11–Sept 22
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Photograph: John Jones CollectionLlyn Foulkes at New Museum of Contemporary ArtA Left Coast legend, Foulkes started in the late ’50s, at the beginning of Los Angeles’s contemporary art scene. Though he’s underrecognized, this show should change that. Wed 12–Sept 8
 (Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jennkins & Co.)3/5
Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jennkins & Co.Antony, “The Cut” at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.In addition to his better-known musical proclivities, the frontman for Antony and the Johnsons is an artist. Through July 12
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Photograph: Collection of Fred Keeler“The Civil War and American Art” at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtTo commemorate the 150th anniversary of pivotal moments during the Civil War, the Met features pieces by artists such as Winslow Homer and Matthew Brady. Through Sept 2
 (Photograph: Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery and Toyin Odutola)5/5
Photograph: Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery and Toyin OdutolaToyin Odutola at Jack Shainman GalleryOdutola, who was born in Nigeria and lives in Alabama, specializes in intricately rendered drawings, featuring figures and self-portraits with a shimmering kaleidoscopic effect. Through June 29

Top five shows: June 6–12, 2013

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle
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