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BARBICAN ART CENTRE The Sixties art scene in London. After the Pop show and the 'not pop' show, this exhibition aspires to tell it as it was. A clutch of household names: Denny, Ayres, Hockney, Caro, Hodgkin, Riley and some lesser-knowns including the re-discovered Pauline Boty and William Green. Art Gallery. (071-588 9023) To 13 June. Mon, Wed-Sat 10am- 6.45pm, Tue 10am-5.45pm, last admissions 6.30 and 5.30; pounds 4.50, conc pounds 2.50. Reduced adm. pounds 2.50 Mon-Fri after 5pm. And Adrian Berg. The painter of semi-abstract gardens, praised by the late Peter Fuller. Concourse Gallery. (071-638 5403) To 17 Apr. Mon-Sat 10am-7.30pm, Sun 12- 7.30pm; free. EC2.

BRITISH MUSEUM Water-colours. The collection of the Royal Watercolour Society. A good adjunct to the RA show with 100 pictures including work by Samuel Prout, Helen Allingham, J M W Turner, William Russell Flint and others. And Modern graphic art in Britain acquired by the museum over the last 10 years with the help of the British Museum Society. Bomberg, Hepworth, Bellany and others. Great Russell St, WC1 (071-636 1555) To 25 Apr. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2.30- 6pm.

CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE Two young artists: Dorothy Cross's construction Parthenon uses workmen's lockers to comment on aspects of belief. Alison Marchant enlarges photographs of derelict country houses. Arkwright Rd, NW3 (071-435 2643) To 16 May. Tue-Thur 12-8pm, Fri-Sun 12-6pm.

COURTAULD INSTITUTE Boudin at Trouville. Images of the Normandy resort by the painter who influenced the Impressionists. Somerset House, The Strand, WC2 (071-873 2526) To 2 May. Mon-Sat 10am- 6pm, Sun 2-6pm; pounds 3, conc pounds 1.50.

DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY Rembrandt's Girl at a Window reassessed in the context of its influence on later painting. On Saturday 24 April a symposium will be held on the subject of the exhibition. Tickets, pounds 20 ( pounds 15 conc) from the number below. College Rd, SE21 (081-693 5254) To 25 Apr. Tue-Fri 10am-1pm and 2- 5pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

ICA Mary Kelly. A new work, Gloria Patri, examines the 'hysterical outlets' of masculinity, including fishing, war and other 'masculine activities' such as watching a baby being born. The Mall, SW1 (071- 930 3647). To 16 May. Daily 12-7.30, Tue to 9pm.

MALL GALLERIES Annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. The Mall, SW1 (071-930 6844). To 22 Apr. Daily 10am-5pm.

NATIONAL GALLERY French art from 1700 to 1880. Important exhibition which, through 100 paintings and drawings on loan from the Musee des Beaux Arts in Lille, charts the momentous achievements of French artists in the 18th and 19th centuries. Trafalgar Sq, WC2 (071-839 3321) To 11 July. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Wed to 8pm, Sun 12-6pm.

REGENT'S COLLEGE Work by summer school tutors. Inner Circle Regent's Park, NW1 (071-487 7540). To 30 Apr. Call for times.

ROYAL ACADEMY The Golden Age of British Watercolours 1750-1880. Constable, Turner, Cox, Cotman, Tilley, Palmer, Blake and others. To 12 Apr. pounds 5, pounds 3.40 conc. And Georges Rouault. Early works by the 20th-century French master. To 6 June. pounds 4, conc pounds 2.70. Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1 (071-439 7438) Daily 10am-6pm.

SAATCHI COLLECTION Young British Artists II. 'The best' of the coming generation. 98 Boundary Rd, NW8 (071-624 8299). To end July. Fri-Sat 12-6pm; free.

SERPENTINE GALLERY Robert Gober. The American sculptor takes conventional objects - a ball dress and a tailor's dummy - and transforms them by adding human hair. Kensington Gdns, W2 (071-402 6075) To 25 Apr. Daily 10am-6pm; free.

SOUTH LONDON GALLERY 'Refusing to Surface'. Duchamp's legacy. (What a lot he has to answer for.) Yves Klein, Richard Hamilton and others. 65 Peckham Rd, SE5 (071-703 6120) To 30 Apr. Tue, Wed, Fri 11am-6pm, Thur 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 2-6pm.

TATE GALLERY Turner, the final years. Last stage in the six-part examination of his water-colours. Clore Gallery. To 17 May. Also New displays. The fourth annual re-shuffle. Rodin's The Kiss, Carl Andre's infamous Equivalent VIII (better known as 'the bricks'), late 18th-century group portraits, the New English Art Club, Cubism, British Post-Impressionism, Weight, Hitchens, Moore, Hepworth, Hamilton Finlay and Boltanski, among others. And Robert Ryman. White is right. (See feature, above). To 25 Apr; pounds 3, conc pounds 2. And Robert Vernon's gift of art to the nation made in 1847. Turner, Constable, Landseer and others. To 31 Oct. And Prints by Braque. Early etchings and post-war lithographs by the Cubist master. To 27 Jun. Millbank, SW1 (071-821 1313) Mon-Sat 10am-5.50, Sun 2-5.50.

WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY Susana Solano. Fifteen pieces by the contemporary Spanish sculptor who takes her inspiration, and her material, from industrial installations. Whitechapel High St, E1 (071- 377 0107) To 2 May. Tue-Sun 11am-5pm, Wed 11am-8pm; free.

PUBLIC GALLERIES: REGIONS

BRADFORD Cartwright Hall David Hockney's early work We Two Boys Together Clinging. Lister Park. (0274 493313) To 25 Apr. Tue-Fri 10am-6pm.

DERBY Museum and Art Gallery Recent British sculpture from the Arts Council collection. Includes work by Richard Deacon, David Nash, Alison Wilding, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor and others. The Strand. (0332 293111) To 9 May. Mon 11am-5pm, Tue-Sat 10am- 5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

EDINBURGH Talbot Rice Gallery Collages by John Kirkwood which comment on contemporary social problems. Old College, South Bridge. To 24 Apr. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm.

LIVERPOOL Tate Gallery Roy Lichtenstein retrospective. Don't look now but the Pop artist who turned comics into high art is right behind you. Whaam] Zap] Pow] To 18 Apr. Albert Dock. (051-709 3223) Tue-Sun 10am-6pm.

NORTHAMPTON Museum and Art Gallery Images of Christ by modern British artists. Includes works by Moore, Sutherland, Gill and others. To 16 May. Guildhall Rd and also in St Matthew's Church. (0604 233500) Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

OXFORD Museum of Modern Art Marcel Broodthaers. Work by the pioneering Belgian conceptualist. And Flags of the Fante regiments. The colourful, painted war banners of the Fante people of the Gold coast. Also Psychoanalytical abstractions by Israeli artist Bracha Lichtenberg. 30 Pembroke St (0865 722733). To 20 June. Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Thur to 9pm, Sun 2-6pm; pounds 2.50, conc. pounds 1.50, free on Wed 10am-1pm and Thur 6-9pm.

RYE Art Gallery Old master drawings. Includes works by Brueghel, Boucher, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and others. Easton Rms, 107 High St. (0797 222433) To 2 May. Mon-Sat 10.30-1pm, 2-5pm, Sun 2.30-5pm.

SHEFFIELD Ruskin Gallery Ruskin and Tuscany. Fascinating show, first seen at London's Accademia Italiana, travels to the city for which its exhibits - drawings of Tuscan architecture by Ruskin and associated artists - were originally intended. 101 Norfolk St (0742 735299) To 10 Apr. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; free.

WAKEFIELD Art Gallery Witty lithographs by Joan Miro, inspired by Alfred Jarry's surreal theatrical masterpiece Ubu Roi. Wentworth Terr. (0924 375402) To 16 May. Mon-Sat 10.30-5pm Sun 2.30-5pm.

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