Throughout 1998, the Barbican is celebrating US arts and culture across music, theatre, film, dance, literature, performance and the visual arts. Shaker: The Art of Craftsmanship is an exhibition of furniture and decorative arts from Mount Lebanon, one of the oldest and most influential Shaker communities. Until 26 April.

Venue: Barbican Art Gallery, Level 3, Barbican Centre, London EC2.

Featuring the work of three young women photographers, Beautiful World alludes to a photographic anthology by Albert Renger-Patzsch. Andrea Rostasy, Ulrike Kuschel and Antje Majewski show images of Eastern European scenes, cityscapes and picture collages of landscapes. Until 28 February.

Venue: Goethe-Institut London, 50 Princes Gate, London SW7.

Henri Chopin was a key figure of the French avant-garde during the post-war period. Henry Chopin: Sonic Memory is the first retrospective in this country, and will focus on Chopin’s graphic work as well as offering audio-visual documentary material and sound recordings. Until 14 February.

Venue: Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art and Design, St George Street, Norwich.

Decorative Arts Today is a selling exhibition of work designed and made in the Nineties by 100 leading British Contemporary designers and artists. On display will be ceramics, furniture, glass jewellery, lighting, metalwork and more. From 29 January until 4 February.

Venue: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, London SW7.

Contact: 0171- 393 3900.

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