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Edgar Degas

A new slant on the familiar work of the leading Impressionist. Degas' late work is the least well-known of his oeuvre, having been hidden away by the artist during his last years. As this show reveals, the work he made during the 1880s and 1890S is no less powerful than his earlier Impressionism. While the themes may be those we know - the ballet and the bather - Degas' treatment of his subjects evinces an unprecedented vitality that is sure to inspire a long-overdue re-evaluation.

National Gallery, London WC2 (0171-839 3321). Tomorrow to 26 Aug

Marcel Duchamp

Between 1941 and 1968 the great Dadaist and often-hailed father of contemporary conceptualism created a series of boxes in which the essence of his art and ideas was succinctly encapsulated. This show, featuring one work from each of the seven series of Boites, is a crash course in that art, offering an insight into the creative preoccupations of our age.

Entwistle Gallery, London W1 (0171-734 6440). Today to 27 July

Art from South India

Think of Indian art and you will probably alight on Moghul miniatures and the dayglo colours of Rajasthan. That there is much more to the art of that vast continent is revealed by this exhibition.

British Museum, London WC1 (0171-323 8525). Friday to 28 July

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