2012, undoubtedly, will be another celebratory moment for blockbuster. No small feat, following a year that saw Alexander McQueen, Art In The Streets, and Tim Burton breaking attendance records.

You might expect the same from Damien Hirst, given his first UK survey at Tate Modern this Summer, or (perhaps) Keith Haring at Brooklyn Museum of Art. Yet, for all the big name shows, there are  a number of sleeper hits sewed for 2012. Across the country, institutions have lined up special exhibitions honoring talent young and old, and investigating artistic venture of broad scope.

Plus, of course, there is the always formidable Whitney Biennial.

From street art to video games, and Pop master to self-taught photographers, The 25 Most Anticipated Art Exhibitions of 2012.

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