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World's top exhibitions in 2012

Top thematic show: "The Amazon: Cycles of Modernity" at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro received around 7,928 visitors per day (374,876 total) Photo: CCBB Rio

We've ranked the top ten shows around the world in 2012 according to category (Impressionist and Modern art, photography, contemporary art, antiquities, etc). Here, you'll find the top shows for each genre. To see the full rankings and an analysis of the results, subscribers can log in to our digital edition, or new readers can subscribe now for immediate access.

Top Asian art show: "Colourful Realm: Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800)" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC received around 7,611 visitors per day (235,931 total) Photo: Rob Shelley, © National Gallery of Art, Washington
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