Etruscan chimera: three animals in one
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London
020 7300 5615
15 September-9 December 2012
From Bronze Age chariots to Louise Bourgeois spiders, taking in African heads, Buddhas and an Etruscan chimera (above), this exhibition will show how different cultures have used this metal to create gods, animals, pots and portraits. The works span 5,000 years; this is the largest cross-cultural show ever attempted.