Royal Academy, London Living Bridges until December 18. Culminating in competition projects for muiti-purpose reaches across the Thames, one at least of which is likely to be built, this spectacular survey of the contribution inhabitable bridges have made to the growth of European cities is not be missed. Alberto Giacometti 1901-66 October-January 1. The most comprehenive survey of this Swiss master's work for 30 years, this major exhibition includes drawings, paintings and sculptures covering his entire career. For information on the education programme accompanying both these exhibitions, tel: 0171 494 573233.
National Gallery, London Making and Meaning: Rubens' Landscapes October 16-January 19. The first exhibition to concentrate upon this aspect of Rubens' art, these two dozen paintings, oil sketches and all his landscape drawings cannot fail to increase the public's admiration of this most celebrated Flemish painter. For education details, tel: 0171 747 2424.
National Portrait Gallery, London Private Eye Times until January 5. A celebration of this most irreverent and successful satirical magazine, the exhibition is organised by its current Art Director, Tony Rushton. For further information, tel: 0171 306 0055.
Victoria and Albert Mueum, London American Photography 1890-1965. A major exhibition selected from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, it includes work by some of the most celebrated 20th century photographers. For further information, tel: 0l71 938 8441.
Hayward Gallery, London MapplethorpeAceAnthony Gormley until November 17. (See review on left) Barbican Gallery, London jam: Style + Music + Media until December 15. See review in TES September 20.
Tate Gallery, London Grand Tour: The Lure of Italy in the 18th century October 10-January 5. Summed up in Dr Johnson's observation that, "A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see," this comprehensive exhibition surveys our fascination with things Italian. For education details, tel: 0171 887 8000.
Tate Gallery, Liverpool Rachel Whiteread: Shedding Life until January 5. Given media attention for her Turner Prize winning House, a concrete cast of the interior of a terraced house, this exhibition surveys all her work up to this Autumn's Holocaust Memorial in Vienna. For education details, tel: 0151 7O9 3223. (See TES October 11) Tate Gallery, St Ives Christopher Wood: A Painter Between Two Cornwalls November 16-April 20. An associate of Picasso and Cocteau and closely related to Ben Nicholson, with whom he discovered the untutored St Ives painter, Alfred Wallis, this major exhibition focuses on the affinities Wood found between Cornouailles in Brittany and Cornwall. For education details, tel: 01736 796543.