Choice: The critics: EXHIBITIONS

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Art & Power Well thought-out if over- curated, this exhibition investigates the impact on art of the cultural arrogance of the three key European dictatorships of the 1930s and 1940s. Official art from Germany, Italy and Russia alongside works by artists labelled "degenerate" (right). Hayward Gallery, London SE1; to 21 Jan

Dynasties In a piece of enlightened curating, the Tate has dusted off its oldest Old Masters to offer us some of the finest examples of Tudor and Jacobean painting in the world: Hilliard, Oliver, Holbein and other favourites rub shoulders with some lesser-knowns. Tate, London SW1; to 7 Jan

Now Wash Your Hands Focusing on a theme which has engaged the attention of artists for some three centuries, nine young British creators look at the significance of the domestic object. Look out in particular for Hadrian Piggott's video of the artist washing a bathroom sink with soap. Arnolfini, Bristol; to 7 Jan