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An image of an ancient oil painting of a young girl in a blue dress looking up at the sky

American Impressionism: A New Vision at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

An exhibition about the impact of French Impressionism on American artists will be part of the National Galleries of Scotland’s summer exhibition programme.

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Cara Spencer on her dad, the Beatles, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and Victoria Beckham

Curated by his daughter and named after the war hero and photographer's favourite phrase, Living Dangerously is about to showcase Terence Spencer's remarkable career.

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Ten art exhibitions to see at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

From Ming paintings and large-scale projections to computer fans around a Police Box and explicit avant-garde images, here are a few of the shows to look out for this year.

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Exhibition shows revolutionaries of Russian avant-garde photography

The Visual Revolution, at London's Richard Saltoun Gallery, shows pictures taken by some of the greatest Soviet photographers between the 1920s and the Second World War.

A black and white photo of a couple kissing in the back of a car

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album resuscitates the sixties at the Royal Academy of Arts

From photographs of Martin Luther King to a cinema classic in Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper's work captured the excitement of his time, says Christian Engel.

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Open for Business: Magnum photographers tell the story of British manufacturing and industry

The Magnum Photos agency project to document contemporary British manufacturing is showing at Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry.

Elizabeth I, by an unknown artist

National Portrait Gallery announces largest ever display of Tudor monarchs

A major new exhibition showcases cutting-edge research, bringing royal Tudor portraits together with personal treasures.

Lady Caroline Stewart, by Thomas Lawrence

Tunbridge Wells Museum secures exceptional 18th century English portrait collection

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery has benefited from the long-term loan of a unique collection of family portraits by 18th century Masters.

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Beauty, decadence and a damned good party: Cecil Beaton at Salisbury Museum

The private world of Cecil Beaton is the subject of a new exhibition at Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum with photographs and interiors form his Wiltshire houses.

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In Pictures: Rankin at St Ann's Allotments

Brilliant photographer Rankin visited the idyllic, ancient St Ann's Allotments in Nottingham for a remarkable Museums at Night event last week. Here are a few pictures.

two portraits of a young man, one in army uniform

Jerwood Gallery reunites twin Alfred Wolmark portraits of First World War soldier

Two portraits by Alfred Wolmark thought to be of the same man killed during the First World War have been reunited after a chance encounter at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.

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Ballet at the National Portrait Gallery as Late Shift marks First World War centenary

David Jones' beautiful and complex epic poem about the First World War provided the inspiration for a night of poignant expression at the NPG for Museums at Night.

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Make yourself into a masterpiece: VanGoYourself launches for Museums at Night

Here's a new take on the selfie as Culture24 and Plurionet launch VanGoYourself - a new fun web project that helps people imitate classic works of art.

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National Portrait Gallery secures Van Dyke portrait for the nation

The National Portrait Gallery has secured the last self-portrait of Stuart-era court painter Sir Anthony Van Dyke with the help of the public.

A photo of a veteran female member of the army dressed in a suit and war medals

Artist's Statement: D-Day veterans photographed on their return to Normandy

A nurse returning to a Normandy castle and a veteran seeing the field he parachuted into 69 years ago have provided the pinpointed portraits of photographer Robin Savage's project.

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