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Great American Watercolours

In a rare opportunity to see works normally kept in Boston, the National Gallery of Scotland has secured the loan of a selection of important paintings by American watercolourists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Look out in particular for Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent and an interesting early Edward Hopper.

National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (0131 556 8921). Fri to 14 July

Surrealist Works on Paper

Drawn from one of the country's most important private collections of Surrealist art, this exhibition offers a chance to study the effect on British artists of the Surrealist impulse on Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. Major pieces by Paul Nash, Eileen Agar, John Banting, Edward Burra and others, rub shoulders with the work of their mentors, including Dali and Man Ray.

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (0161 275 7450). Thurs to 30 June

Cezanne

This is your last chance to see one of the unforgettable shows of the decade. A careful choice of the master's work charts his progress from cautious academicism to the brave new way of seeing which earnt him the title of father of modern art. The final room, the Large Bathers from Philadelphia hung beside Cezanne's other paintings of bathers, is one of the all-time epiphanies of gallery-going.

Tate Gallery, London SW1 (0171-887 8000). Ends Sun

Royal Scottish Academy

Scotland's equivalent of the RA's annual Summer exhibition is a somewhat different affair. This is what an academy show should be - a showcase for genuine new talent and an opportunity to pay homage to distinguished older artists.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (0131 225 6671). To 6 July

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