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10 to catch: Apollo's selection for the month ahead.

'La Naissance des Genres' at the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, traces the development of genres in painting in the Dutch renaissance (8 December-12 March 2006). Jan Gossaert's Man in Prayer, c. 1520 (left), links devotional works to portraiture. (+41 [0] 22 418 2600)

Icons, sculptures, textiles, metalwork and recent archaeological discoveries comprise 'The Glory of Medieval Novogrod' at the Walters Art Museum (until 12 February 2006). This fourteenth-century St George panel is lent by the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg. (+1 410 547 9000)

The Sacred Silver and Stained Glass gallery has just opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. On display will be Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Protestant and Catholic objects, including this sumptuous silver-gilt flagon (left), possibly designed by John Hardman Powell, c. 1858-59. (+44 [0] 20 8983 5200)

This terracotta figure of a winged spirit from the Temple of I Fucoli near Chianciano Terme, 2nd century BC, is being discussed in a lecture, 'The Etruscans of Chiusi', by Sybille Haynes on 9 December at the British Museum. The lecture discusses recent excavations at the city. (+44 [0] 20 7323 8299)

Paintings of the sea? No, by the sea. Art Basel Miami Beach takes place 1-4 December. The 220 European and American galleries this year are acompanied by six small curated shows by dealers which include this 1964 sculpture by Pol Bury.

The Royal Ontario Museum opens new and renovated galleries on Japan, China, Korea and early Canada on 18 December. The 1914 and 1933 buildings have also been refurbished, which includes the uncovering of blocked windows to provide natural light,

This Hudo mask is on show in 'Indonesia: The Discovery of the Past' at the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam. The exhibition (17 December-17 April 2006) unites the collection of the Dutch colonial Batavian Society, half of which was taken in the nineteenth century to Leiden, and the other half left in Jakarta, from where it has been lent by the National Museum. (+31 20 638 6909)

2006 is Rembrandt's 400th birthday. There are exhibitions dedicated to him across Europe and America. An early bird is 'Rembrandt: Etchings from the E.W. Kornfeld Collection' at the Kunstmuseum, Basel (until February 2006). The subjects range from self-portraits to mythology (left: Jupiter and Antiope, 1659). (+41 [0] 61 206 62 62)

'American Streamlined Design' at the Georgia Museum of Art shows 180 mid-twentieth-century objects that embody the American taste for aerodynamic shapes and new materials, such as Bakelite plastic. The exhibition (17 December-19 February 2006) also includes photographs of trains and aeroplanes that utilise the same forms. (+1 706 542 4662)

When Mehmed II, the Ottoman sultan, agreed peace with Venice in the 1470s, he asked for his portrait to be painted. Venice sent Gentile Bellini. 'Bellini and the East' at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA (14 December-26 March 2006) traces the artistic exchange between the powers, especially the role of Bellini (his Scribe, left). (+1 617 566 1401)
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