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Agenda: Apollo's guide to what's on around the world in July and August.


Portrait of Spain

Queensland Art Gallery

21 July-4 November

The Prado's collection of Spanish masters travels to Australia for the first time, with four centuries of work on display, including royal portraits, large-scale history paintings, religious pictures, mythological scenes and intimate still lifes. Pictured is Velazquez's El dios Marte, dated c. 1638.



Museum Opening

The Tanks, London

Opening 18 July

As part of the London 2012 Festival, Tate Modern launches the Tanks, the first museum space in the world devoted to exhibiting live art, performance, installation and film works. Pictured is a still from choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's seminal dance piece, Fase (1982).


Museum Reopening

William Morris Gallery Walthamstow

Opening 26 July

The East London institution reopens after redevelopment with a suite of new galleries, revamped grounds and a space for temporary exhibitions. This 1874 photo shows Morris (standing) with his close friend Edward Burne-Jones and their wives and children.



Catherine the Great

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

13 July-21 October

This exhibition marks 250 years since Catherine the Great was crowned Empress of Russia. Over 300 objects from her magnificent collection trace her story--including fine art, weapons, jewellery and this snuff box (after 1782)--along with insights from personal letters and diaries.



Art of the America Twenties

Cleveland Museum of Art

1 July-16 September

'Youth and Beauty' unites the work of more than 60 American artists whose art triggered a new form of realism in the years between the First World War and the beginning of the Great Depression. Among the works by Edward Hopper, Luigi Lucioni and Elsie Driggs is Lewis Hine's Power House Mechanic (1920-21).



Carl Schuch

Lower Belvedere, Vienna

26 June-14 October

Carl Schuch was held in high esteem by fellow artists, and this overview of the Austrian artist's career is timely. The show traces his artistic approach, and the process in which he taught himself to paint through the meticulous study of masterpieces. Pictured is Forest Clearing in Purkersdorf, dated 1872.




The Underworld and Back

Residenzgalerie Salzburg

20 July-4 November

The show explores the realm of the dead and its representation, from ancient times to the present day. Over 100 works from the Residenzgalerie's collection are presented, ranging from Egyptian false doors to contemporary art. Illustrated is Frans Francken II's Fall of the Damned (1605-10).



The Colonial Eye

Museum fur Fotografie Berlin

20 July-21 October

This show presents one of the most comprehensive collections of 19th-century Indian portrait photography. Included are images which, in the name of science, catalogue indigenous peoples, such as Albert Thomas Watson Penn's picture of a Toda woman.



A Taste for Impressionism

Royal Academy of Arts London

7 July-23 September

Presenting 70 major paintings, many of which have never been seen in the UK, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute's outstanding Impressionist holdings include work by Monet, Degas, Morisot, Manet and Sisley. Illustrated is James Tissot's Chrysanthemums (c. 1874-76).



Medieval Cypriot Ceramics

Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge

3 July-23 September

This exhibition displays over 50 ceramic works--featuring colourful glazes and lively sgraffito--from the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. Presented alongside related pieces from the Fitzwilliam's holdings, this vivid dish dates to the middle of the 13th century.

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Date:Jul 1, 2012
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