Rubens at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille
6 March-14 June
Lille, one of this year's European Capitals of Culture, is staging a number of cultural events in the coming months including this major retrospective of the works of the Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) at the Palais des Beaux Arts.
Among the works on display will be paintings produced for the churches and convents of Lille, as well as sketches and tapestries. Along with the work of Caravaggio, his realistic style greatly influenced modern painting. The exhibition is open daily, except Tuesdays, from 11am-7pm and from 11am-9pm on Fridays. For admission prices and further information call 00 33 359 579 400 or visit www.exporubens.com.
Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective, New York
12 March-7 June
This retrospective of the works of German-born post-war artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998) brings together nearly 350 of his works at The Museum of Modern Art (Moma) and its affiliate P.S.1. Contemporary Art Centre.
The exhibition will be spread between the two museums. Moma itself has been temporarily re-housed in Long Island City, Queens, while the old building is renovated. On display will be a comprehensive collection of Roth's introspective drawings, his writing from the late 1940s, paintings, sculpture, installations and an impressive display of 128 videos depicting Roth's life. Often regarded as an eccentric, Roth used organic matter such as cheese and rabbit droppings in his work. P.S.1. is open Thursdays- Mondays from 12-6pm and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Moma is open from 10am-5pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 10am-7:45pm on Fridays. It is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information call 001 212 708 9400, or see www.moma.org.
Pop Art UK: British Pop Art 1956-1972, Modena
18 April-4 July
Pop Art tends to evoke the work of the American artists Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Wayne Thiebaud and Roy Lichtenstein.
In fact, the movement's origins can be traced to England in the 1950s and it only leap-frogged across the Atlantic in the 1960s. This major exhibition at the Palazzo Santa Margherita and the Palazzina dei Giardini focuses on the British contingent, featuring 60 works by David Hockney, Peter Blake (who created The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sleeve), RB Kitaj, Patrick Caulfield and many more. Among these will be lesser-known works as well as old favourites such as Richard Hamilton's collage Just What is it that Makes Today's Homes so Different, so Appealing. The exhibition is open Tuesdays-Fridays from 11am-1pm and 4pm-7pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 10:30am-7pm. It is closed Mondays. For more information call 00 39 0 5920 6911 or see …