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Monet in the 20th Century (Royal Academy)

He lived till 1926. The gardens and ponds at Giverny dissolve into elemental visions: fiery lights, haze, liquid reflections, voids and depths. The strange last works of Impressionism (above). To 18 Apr

Andreas Gursky (Serpentine Gallery)

Photographs 1994-98: wide-vision, high-finish, micro-detailed vistas of our world - stock-exchange floor, cityscape, airport, alpine valley - images filled with more than the eye can see. To 7 Mar

Bridget Riley (Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal)

A small retrospective, spanning Riley's career as top British abstractionist - from the shimmering monochromes of her early Sixties Op Art fame, to colour, stripes, diagonals, curves. To 31 Jan

Disasters of War (Wolverhampton Art Gallery)

"I saw this" - three ages of European war through the etchings of Jaques Callot, Goya and Otto Dix. Black-and-white visions from the blackest of times; mass-executions, madness and blood everywhere. To 20 Mar

Willie Doherty (MOMA, Oxford)

Contemporary Irish artist, using photos and video to reflect on the imagery of terror and security - the road-block, the surveillance camera, the burnt-out car, the interview in silhouette. To 4 Apr