Rauschenberg's titanic Tate show opens in London this week, along with the provocative Painters' Painters – and a host of other art happenings
The hungry genius of Rauschenberg embraced everything from the space race to Dante's Inferno – often in the same work. His neo-dada art of assemblage, collage and montage is still very much alive in 21st-century art. At an anxious time in US history, the creative abundance of one of its greatest artists is a reminder of its democratic culture at its inclusive best.
• Tate Modern, London, 1 December-2 April.