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LONDON

ACCADEMIA ITALIANA The Age of Lorenzo de Medici. The art of the Florentine Quattrocento. Fra Angelico, Botticini, Botticelli and other masters. 24 Rutland Gate SW7 (071-225 3474). To 27 Feb. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.30, Wed to 8.00, Sun 12.00-5.30; pounds 5, conc pounds 2.50.

BARBICAN ART GALLERY Photographs from the Hulton Deutsch Collection selected by Bruce Bernard. All human life is there. EC2 (071-638 4141). To 24 Apr. Mon, Wed-Sat 10.00- 6.45, Tue 10.00-5.45, Sun 12.00-6.45; pounds 4.50, conc pounds 2.50. Mon-Fri after 5.00, pounds 2.50.

BARBICAN CENTRE Anthony Wishaw. Very British semi- abstraction. Concourse Gallery, EC2. (071-638 4141). To 6 Mar. Mon-Sat 9.00-7.30, Sun 12.00-7.30; free.

BRITISH MUSEUM The arts of Hinduism. To 10 Apr. And Kawanabe Kyosai. The art of the great 19th-century Japanese 'demon' painter. To 13 Feb. Great Russell St WC1 (071- 636 1555). Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00, Sun 2.30-6.00; free.

CENTRE 181 GALLERY Linda Hack. New sculptural assemblages with the collective title 'Herd Instinct', which look at the reality behind the myth of the roughneck culture of Mid-West America. Surreal juxtapositions. 181 King St, W6 (081-576 5814). To 28 Jan. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00; free

COURTAULD INSTITUTE Alejandro Xul Solar. Works on paper by the celebrated Argentinian member of the avant- garde and close friend of Jorge Luis Borges. Somerset House, The Strand, WC2 (071-873 2526). To 27 Feb. Mon-Sat 10.00- 6.00, Sun 2.00-6.00; pounds 3, conc pounds 1.50.

HAYWARD GALLERY Roger Hilton. Long-overdue retrospective for one of our most neglected abstract painters. And Julian Opie, the contemporary 'Pop' artist. Despite critical condemnation, the show is stimulating and provocative. Don't miss it. South Bank Centre SE1 (071-928 3144). To 6 Feb. Daily 10.00-6.00; pounds 5, conc pounds 3.50.

ICA Fiona Rae. New paintings by one of Goldsmiths' famous daughters. To 6 Feb. And Jimmie Durham. Contemporary Cherokee Indian art for the politically aware. To 20 Feb. The Mall, SW1 (071-930 3647). Daily 12.00-7.30, Tue to 9.00; pounds 1.50.

ISLINGTON ARTS FACTORY Clifford Coultart. Heavily painted abstracts. 2 Parkhurst Rd, N7 (071-607 0561). To 28 Jan. Mon 10.00-8.30, Tue-Sat 10.00-5.30; free.

NATIONAL GALLERY Velazquez and others on loan from Apsley House. To Jun. Trafalgar Sq WC2 (071-839 3321). Mon- Sat 10.00-6.00, Sun 2.00-6.00; free.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Holbein and the court of Henry VIII. Fascinating character studies of courtiers and ladies. To 17 Apr. And The Portrait Now. Modern artists' response to the challenge of portraiture. To 6 Feb; pounds 3.50, conc pounds 2.50. St Martin's Pl WC2 (071-306 0055). Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00, Sat 10.00-6.00, Sun 2.00-6.00.

ROYAL ACADEMY Modigliani drawings from the collection of his early patron Paul Alexandre. 240 drawings from a recently discovered cache. To 4 Apr; pounds 4.50, conc pounds 3. And The collection of George Ortiz. To 6 Apr. Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1 (071-439 7438). Daily 10.00-6.00.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART John Minton. A retrospective of the work of the influential Fifties painter and Soho bohemian. Kensington Gore, SW7. (071-584 5020). To 9 Feb. Mon- Sat 10.00-6.00.

SERPENTINE GALLERY Wall to Wall (See review, above). To 27 Feb. Daily 10.00-6.00; free

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY Bill Viola. The seminal American video artist brings his more recent works to London, on the start of a European tour. Whitechapel High St, E1 (071-377 5015). To 13 Feb. Tue-Sun 11.00-5.00, Wed to 8.00; free.

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AROUND THE COUNTRY:

BIRMINGHAM Ikon Gallery 'Clean' and 'Dirty'. (See review, above). 58-72 John Bright St (021-643 0708). To 19 Feb.

EDINBURGH National Gallery of Scotland Treasures from the Mesdag collection in The Hague. Millet, Corot, Courbet and others. To 7 Feb. And Turner watercolours From the Vaughan bequest. To 31 Jan. The Mound (031-556 8921). Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; free.

GLASGOW Burrell Collection Degas bronzes. Seventy- three sculptures. Pollok Country Park (041-6497151). To 13 Mar. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00, Sun 12.00-6.00; pounds 1, conc 50p.

LEEDS City Art Gallery Herbert Read. The taste of the country's greatest Modernist art critic. The Headrow (0532 478248). To 5 Feb. Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 10.00-6.00, Wed to 9.00, Sat 10.00-4.00; pounds 1.10, conc 55p.

LEIGH Turnpike Gallery Works by women artists from North-west collections. Civic Sq (0942 604131). To 26 Feb. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.30, Wed to 5.00, Sat 10.00-3.00; free.

LIVERPOOL Tate Gallery Antony Gormley. Disturbing sculpture. To 6 Feb. And Joseph Beuys. To 13 Feb. Albert Dock (051-709 3223). Tue-Sun 10.00-6.00; free.

MANCHESTER Whitworth Art Gallery Prints of the Barbizon School. Corot, Millet, Daubigny, Rousseau et al. Oxford Rd (061-273 4865). To 5 Mar. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00, Thur to 9.oo, Sat 10.00-9.00; free.

COMMERCIAL GALLERIES:

LONDON

ANTHONY D'OFFAY Reinhard Mucha. A modern cabinet of curiosities. To 5 Feb. And Bill Viola. To 28 Jan. Dering St W1 (071-499 4100). Mon-Fri 10.00-5.30, Sat 10.00-1.00.

BERNARD JACOBSON Installation by Susan Stockwell. 14a Clifford St, W1 (071-495 8575). To 29 Jan. Mon-Fri 10.00- 6.00.

FLOWERS EAST Nicola Hicks. Sculpture and drawings. 282 Richmond Rd, E8 (081-985 0067). To 13 Feb. Tue-Sun 10.00- 6.00.

FRANCIS GRAHAM-DIXON Clare Neasham. Muted, hard-edge abstraction. 17-18 Great Sutton St, EC1 (071- 250 1962). 14 Jan-19 Feb. Mon-Sat 11.00-6.00.

WADDINGTON GALLERIES John Piper retrospective. 12 & 34 Cork St, W1 (071-437 8611). To 5 Feb. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.30, Sat 10.00-1.00.

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