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April highlights.

Early Rubens Legion of Honor, San Francisco 6 April-8 September www.legionofhonor.famsf.org

After eight years' study in Italy, Rubens returned home to Antwerp in 1608. Here the young artist's dramatic narrative paintings not only brought him fame, but also reflected a period of intense social ferment in his hometown, as this exhibition of some 50 works attests.

Fly Me to the Moon. The Moon Landing: 50 Years On Kunsthaus Zurich 5 April-30 June www.kunsthaus.ch

Works by more than 90 artists chart how perceptions of the moon have changed from the Romantic period to the present day. The main focus is the moon landing of 1969, with responses by artists such as Warhol and Rauschenberg shown alongside astronautical objects.

Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on Nature Kew Gardens, London 13 April-27 October www.kew.org

Dale Chihuly's flamboyant glass creations are placed in 13 locations across the botanical gardens, with one new commission suspended from the ceiling of the Temperate House. Taken together, the sculptures show how the artist's style has evolved in the last half-century.

Oskar Kokoschka: Expressionist, Migrant, European Leopold Museum, Vienna 6 April-8 July www.leopoldmuseum.org

This large-scale survey explores how Kokoschka's belief in the importance of painting the human figure was shaped by his experience of war and exile--and firmly maintained despite the 20th-century vogue for abstraction.

Madame de Maintenon Chateau de Versailles 15 April-21 July www.chateauversailles.fr

Born in a debtors' jail in 1635, Frangoise d'Aubigne would later became the secret wife of Louis XIV, and the most powerful woman at court. Some 60 objects relating to her life can be seen in her rooms at Versailles, which have been decked out with the original silk draperies.

Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto Frick Collection, New York 16 April-14 July www.frick.org

The frescoes Tiepolo painted for the Palazzo Archinto, Milan, were destroyed by bombing in the Second World War. The surviving preparatory paintings and drawings have been reunited here, along with oil sketches relating to the frescoes' complex mythological scheme.

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst British Museum, London 11 April-21 July www.britishmuseum.org

This exhibition of more than 80 prints looks beyond The Scream to explore how the Norwegian artist's expressions of desire, anxiety and grief were inspired by his constant travels across Europe, as well as by his reading of thinkers such as Nietzsche and Freud.

A Backward Glance: Giorgio Morandi and the Old Masters Guggenheim Bilbao 12 April-6 October www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus

Morandi's sparse still lifes of simple household things flew in the face of modern movements such as Surrealism. This exhibition shows how he looked instead to past masters' handling of specific objects such as El Greco's flowers, or Chardin's boxes.

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