Agenda: Apollo's guide to what's on around the world in April.
This exhibition showcases the breadth of the museum's print collection, and includes a rare Altdorfer etching, a Goya first edition and recent acquisitions of Munch and Richard Hamilton. Pictured is Christoffel Jegher's Hercules Killing the Hydra (c. 1630).
2 Inventing the Modern World The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City www.nelson-atkins.org 14 April-19 August
Featuring around 200 objects, this show presents items which originally made their debut at world fairs between 1851 and 1939. Many of these works represented the peak of artistic or scientific ingenuity in their day, exemplified by this French gilded silver pitcher (1900) by Keller Freres.
3 Museum Reopening Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney www.mca.com.au Opens 29 March
Following a major redevelopment designed by Sydney architect Sam Marshall, the MCA reopens with almost double the floor space and an exhibition of work by 150 Australian artists. Pictured is a still from Fiona Foley's mesmerising study of opium poppies, Bliss (2006).
4 Titian's First Masterpiece National Gallery London www.nationalgallery.org.uk 4 April-19 August
This is the first time The Flight into Egypt (c. 1506-07) has been seen outside Russia since Catherine the Great bought it in 1768. Nine of Titian's works, including his c. 1509 portrait of Barbarigo, are on show here, alongside those by Titian's Venetian contemporaries that influenced his masterpiece.
5 El Greco and Modernism Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf www.smkp.de 28 April-12 August
The first major show in Germany to examine El Greco's impact on artists of the early modernist period brings together over 100 works, including 40 by the Old Master. Pictured is John the Evangelist and John the Baptist (c. 1600-10).
6 Durer and Beyond Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York www.metmuseum.org 3 April-3 September
This exhibition of 100 drawings from the Met's Swiss, German, Austrian and early Bohemian holdings showcases acclaimed and lesser-known European artists from the 14th to the 17th century. Illustrated is Durer's Six Studies of a Pillow (1493).
7 The Belles Heures Louvre Paris www.louvre.fr 5 April-25 June
The Belles Heures is one of the finest surviving illuminated manuscripts, commissioned by Jean de France and completed around 1408-09. Some 47 bifolios reveal the skill and inventiveness of the Limbourg brothers, including Saint Louis devant Damiette (detail).
8 German World Images Statens Museum for Kunst Copenhagen www.smk.dk 20 April-12 August
The exhibition examines the work produced in Germany between 1890 and 1930, focusing on the issues around national identity prevalent at the time. Comprising 70 prints and drawings, this show features works by Kandinsky, Klee and Kirchner, as well as Erich Heckel's woodcut, Idyll (1923).
9 Museum Reopening Palais de Tokyo Paris www.palaisdetokyo.com Opens 12 April
This spring, following 10 months of renovation, the Palais de Tokyo reopens its doors to the public as Europe's largest contemporary art centre. With four floors of galleries over 22,000[m.sup.2], the light and airy building presents 21st-century works by both established and emerging artists.
10 Cima da Conegliano Musee du Luxembourg Paris www.museeduluxembourg.fr 5 April-15 July
Cima da Conegliano, one of the leading Venetian painters of the late 15th and early 16th century, is celebrated for his poetic compositions and refined technique. Over 30 works are on display here, including Virgin and Child with Saint Michael and St Andrew (1496-98).
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