London events diary

Barbara Chandler explores art and architecture exhibitions and antiques fairs this month
Model of the church of the Redentore by Andrea Palladio
© Alberto Carolo
Model of the church of the Redentore by Andrea Palladio
Mosaic panel of St Stephen
© Alexander Bogdalov
Mosaic panel of St Stephen, on display at Byzantium

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).

Byzantium 330-1453


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).

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