ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS AROUND THE COUNTRY

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1

Shape of the Century Salisbury Festival

One hundred years of British sculpture - and they're all here: Epstein, Gaudier, Gill, Moore, Hepworth, Caro, Frink, Armitage... To 9 Aug

2

As Dark as Light in Cornwall

A countywide contemporary art festival, focusing on the solar eclipse: exhibits at the Tate, St Ives; Newlyn Gallery, Penzance; and spotted about the landscape. To 20 Nov

3

Patrick Caulfield Haworth Gallery, Accrington

His best thing: a set of still-life screen prints - fat, laconic outlines enclosing luminous colour - which illutrates Jules Laforgue's symbolist poems. To Aug

4

Joseph Beuys SNG of Modern Art, Edinburgh

His multiples - prints, objects, photos, books - produced for distribution by the mythic German artist in the cause of "social sculpture". To 9 Sept

5

Notorious MOMA, Oxford

Alfred Hitchcock lives, 00 years after his birth. This group show looks at his legacy in art, with the likes of Douglas Gordon, Cindy Sherman and Atom Egoyan. To 3 Oct

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