© Alberto Carolo
© Alexander Bogdalov
Andrea Palladio: His Life and Legacy
Open now until 13 April
See how Palladio (1508-80) came to influence so many architects, later building in the classical style, at this first London exhibition devoted to the Renaissance master for more than 30 years. Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, W1 (0870 848 8484; www.royalacademy.org.uk).
Until 22 March
Also on show at the Royal Academy, this treasure trove of gems from the Byzantine Empire includes some works that have never been shown before. Also new prints from the Royal College of Art (until 17 March); Samuel Ware and the creation of the Great Staircase at Burlington House (until 17 April). Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, W1 (0870 848 8484; www.royalacademy.org.uk).