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8 The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 25 February–28 July

During the Great Migration of 1910–70, roughly six million Black Americans left rural areas of the southern United States for cities in the north and west. This exhibition focuses on portrayals of everyday life; it includes some 160 paintings, sculptures, films and photographs that represent the flowering of Black creativity during the period 1920–40 and its relationship to European modernism.

6 Zimingzhong: Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City Science Museum, London 1 February–2 June

Zimingzhong, automata that combine kinetic sculpture with timekeeping, were highly prized by the emperors of 18th-century China. Mechanisms were often made in Britain then decorated by imperial craftsmen in the Forbidden City. For this show, 23 examples are travelling from the Palace Museum in Beijing to London.

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7 Roelant Savery’s Wondrous World Mauritshuis, The Hague 8 February–20 May

The Flemish artist Roelant Savery is perhaps best remembered today for his much-copied painting The Dodo (c. 1626), which immortalised a bird belonging to Rudolf II and is now in the collection of the Natural History Museum in London. Here it can be seen in the company of some 40 works that together demonstrate Savery’s versatility across landscape, still life and animal painting.


9 The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism and Its Legacy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 11 February–27 May

Through 100 prints, drawings, books and a smattering of sculptures, this exhibition offers insights into the work of artists such as Käthe Kollwitz, George Grosz and Otto Dix and explores their influence on contemporary art.

1 0 Entangled Pasts, 1768–now: Art, Colonialism and Change Royal Academy of Arts, London 3 February–28 April

This exhibition looks at the relationship between art and colonialism in the period after the founding of the Royal Academy, and is informed by new research into the institution’s relationship with the British Empire. Works on show include Francis Harwood’s Bust of a Man (1758; pictured).



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