Exhibition of the week: Walk through British art
This major new hang of the permanent collection at the national gallery of British art promises a chronological overview of art in Britain since the Tudor age. It includes special displays on William Blake and Rose Wylie. Special attention is also being paid to Turner and Henry Moore. Will this, at last, be the killer rehang that finally makes Tate Britain an essential museum?
• Tate Britain, London SW1P from 14 May until 20 January
Other exhibitions this week
Paintings of London by one of the most compelling artists of this city of mud and steel.
• Annely Juda Fine Art, London W1S until 6 July
Eva Rothschild and Clare Woods
Rothschild's abstract sculptures and Woods's neo-Romantic paintings pay contemporary homage to British art in the mid-20th century.
• New Art Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 from 18 May until 14 July
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is marking its 80th anniversary with this ambitious survey of the history of portraiture, including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Cézanne.
• Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, from 17 May until 1 September
A Monumental Act
The first Act of Parliament to preserve Britain's architectural and historical landscape was passed a hundred years ago. This exhibition celebrates that moment of enlightenment.
• Engish Heritage Quadriga Gallery, Wellington Arch, London W1J until 7 July
Masterpiece of the week
Good and evil, reason and madness are powerfully contrasted in this primal vision of Greek myth. The god Apollo, a glowing figure of virtue, destroys the monster serpent of chaos, Python. It marks a transition from primeval disorder to the reign of the gods. Turner's imagination sets this dawn of a new world against awe-inspiring natural powers that dramatise the profundity of Apollo's triumph.
• Tate Britain, London SW1P
Image of the week
What we learned this week
That a giant balloon animal has put Jeff Koons, Frieze New York, and perhaps even the whole artworld, in the doghouse
That V&A visitors will soon be able to have a brush with Chinese national treasures so fragile they have never left Asia
That "the last beat poet", who was also Andy Warhol's muse and buttock model, has passed away aged 88
Why Madonna's painting of Leger's modernist material girls was worth every penny it made at Sotheby's this week
That Nobuyoshi Araki's photography is more art than porn
That young upcoming artist Eddie Peake has moved on from naked five-a-side football to a Staffordshire terrier sculpture made from marble
That the future's communal – and that self-builds could be the answer to the UK's housing crisis
And finally …
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