A new appreciation of the influence of cave art
Art of Prehistoric Times is a new exhibition about rock paintings that examines the impact prehistoric art had on the development of modernity in art in the 1920s and 1930s. The show at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin brings together 100 copies of cave art taken from European caves, the central Sahara, the savannahs of Zimbabwe and the Australian outback. The copies were made by the German ethnologist Leo Frobenius who took artists with him on his expeditions from 1912 to 1938 and amassed a collection of 5,000 copies. Art of Prehistoric Times opens on Thursday and runs until May 16. Visit www.berlinerfestspiele.de.
Wednesdays are big news at Warehouse421
Abu Dhabi's newest arts venue has announced a fortnightly programme of workshops, film screenings and panel discussions, starting this Wednesday. Head to Warehouse421 in Mina Zayed from 5.30pm on January 20 for a workshop on collage-making, followed by screenings of the short Palestinian film Ave Maria and Sea Shadow, a feature film about teenage trials made in the UAE, from 7.30pm. 'Wednesdays at the Warehouse' runs every other Wednesday evening until April 27. Highlights include the panel discussion 'Abu Dhabi then and now: sharing oral histories and photographs' on March 2. Entrance is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Sign up at www.warehouse.ae or @Warehouse421.
Horticultural musings at the Royal Academy
London's Royal Academy has released tickets for what is sure to be one of the most popular exhibitions in the UK capital this year. Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse examines the role that gardens played in the evolution of art, from the early 1860s through to the 1920s. As well as works by Monet paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Pissarro, Manet, Sargent, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt and Klee are on show. Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse runs from January 30 to April 20. Visit www.royalacademy.org.uk