Five of the best New art ex­hi­bi­tions in Europe

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Dutch Masters from the Her­mitage: Trea­sures of the Tsars, Am­s­ter­dam

Six Rem­brandts are among 63 paint­ings from the Dutch golden age in this show of work from the Her­mitage in Saint Peters­burg. This will be the first time many of them have been back to the Nether­lands.

• 7 Oc­to­ber-27 May, her­mitage.nl

Be­ing Mod­ern: MoMA in Paris

In an­other ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion that will see work shipped in from over­seas, the Fon­da­tion Luis Vuit­ton will showcase 200 works from New York’s MoMA, by the likes of Alexan­der Calder, Mar­cel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Pablo Pi­casso and Gus­tav Klimt • 11 Oct-5 Mar, fon­da­tion­louisvuit­ton.fr

The Cin­que­cento in Florence

Fea­tur­ing Michelan­gelo, Bronzino and Vasari, this ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the ex­plo­sion of tal­ent in the city in the 16th cen­tury. The show, in Palazzo Strozzi, will run along­side an­other bring­ing to­gether the work of rad­i­cal artists in the city in the 1960s and 70s. • 21 Sept-21 Jan, palaz­zostrozzi.org

Cha­gall, the break­through years, Basel

Ded­i­cated to Marc Cha­gall’s early work, this ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures the Rus­sian-French artist’s ex­plo­ration of his mem­o­ries of life in Paris and ru­ral Rus­sia. It also de­picts Jewish life at a time when Europe was be­com­ing im­mersed in the first world war. • Un­til 21 Jan, kun­st­mu­se­um­basel.ch

Joan Miró: Ma­te­ri­al­ity and Meta­mor­pho­sis, Lis­bon

Chart­ing the Cata­lan artist’s ca­reer from 1924-1981, with 85 works from draw­ing to ta­pes­try, this show by the great sur­re­al­ist, in the city’s Ajuda Palace, was a hit in Porto last win­ter. • Un­til 8 Jan, pala­cioa­juda.gov.pt

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