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Portraits by women are unmasked at the Beyeler Foundation

Close-Up charts the evolution of portraiture from 1870 to the present through the work of nine female artists, from Berthe Morisot to Elizabeth Peyton

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Seeing double: huge Jasper Johns retrospective opens in two cities, 100 miles apart

Simultaneous shows in New York and Philadelphia cover the artist's seven-decade career and include more than 550 works in total

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Former model Suzanne Valadon turns the tables with her own bold portraits

Exhibition at the Barnes Foundation looks at how the artist who had modelled for Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec brought a new perspective to paintings of women

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Rossetti paints us a (sometimes not so) pretty picture in exhibition devoted to artist's portraits

Alongside famous Pre-Raphaelite depictions of swoony, pillow-haired beauties are paintings of friends, family and fellow artists on show at the Holburne Museum

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Impressionist and Modern masterpieces collected by the Morozov brothers finally go on show in Paris

Exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton—including works by artists such as Van Gogh, Gauguin and Matisse—aims to emulate 2016's Shchukin blockbuster

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Pissarro, the ‘hidden leader’ of Impressionism, reassessed at the Kunstmuseum Basel

This major exhibition comprises nearly 200 works by the multicultural artist who remained an outsider in Paris despite his central role in the movement

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From a cashmere coated console to a leafy Lalanne chair: Design Miami/Basel director chooses her highlights

The fair may be smaller than usual this year but Jennifer Roberts says she has never known the collectible design market to be in such rude health

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Picasso Blue Period blockbuster to finally open in Toronto early October

The show, delayed because of Covid, focuses on three works painted by the “insanely ambitious” artist during a low point in his early career

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Must-see institutional shows during Art Basel

From unseen drawings from Kara Walker's personal archives to a fresh take on Camille Pissarro as the leader of the Impressionists

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Biennials & festivals

At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the city becomes a community landscape

Projects and site-specific installations have been brought into six neigbourhoods, taking local needs into account

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From art that's barely there to Alicja Kwade’s heart: what to see at Berlin Art Week

The German capital is awash with exhibitions, performances and events after a quieter edition last year

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Rediscovering the East London Group: the part-time, working-class artists who depicted the capital between the wars

A new show in Southend-on-Sea aims to shine a light on the realist painters who fell into obscurity as tastes changed after the Second World War

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From a Roly-Poly chair to a 15th-century illuminated manuscript made for the King of France: five highlights from Tefaf Online

Our pick of items that are for sale via the fair's online platform, which replaces the IRL fair which had been scheduled to run this week in Maastricht

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Object lessons: from an Inuit child's parka made of seal guts to a golden shawl spun from spider silk

Our pick of the highlights from this month's fairs and auctions

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Recently restored Cupid joins nine Vermeer masterpieces for blockbuster show

Dresden exhibition will include Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window along with key international loans and works by other Dutch Golden Age artists

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Artist creates ‘slave ship’ installation in Lisbon to spark debate around Portugal’s history of colonialism

The work by Grada Kilomba is part of the Biennial of Contemporary Art and aims to counter the “politics of erasure”

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‘Laboratory of ideas’: Paris exhibition explores Sandro Botticelli's busy studio

A new show looks at the Renaissance artist’s role as a designer and head of a busy workshop as well as the inventor of an instantly recognisable style

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Autumn crush: our pick of art fairs and gallery weekends this September and October

The Covid-19 Delta variant may be causing some jitters, but a glut of fairs from New York to Paris are planning to go ahead in the next two months

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‘Athletic prowess and great ambition’: major Joan Mitchell survey begins its three-stop tour

Exhibition on the Abstract Expressionist includes little-known paintings and explores the influence of poetry on her work

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The Obama portraits arrive at the Brooklyn Museum

The portraits of former President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley and former First Lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald continue their national tour in New York

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Judy Chicago

Radical from the start: Judy Chicago’s retrospective at the De Young Museum goes beyond The Dinner Party

The exhibition demonstrates how the artist has “always been progressive in her thinking” about social issues, from feminism to environmentalism

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The complex journeys of Nazi-looted art are revealed in new exhibition

Stories of how works by Matisse, Cézanne, Chagall and others moved around during Second World War are told at New York's Jewish Museum

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Qaumajuq centre opens inaugural Indigenous triennial exhibition

The show features works by artists from Canada, New Zealand and Australia and considers themes and politics around water

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The 'Michelangelo of wood carving': exhibition celebrates life and work of Grinling Gibbons, 300 years after his death

Tercentenary show opens at Bonhams in London before travelling to Compton Verney in Warwickshire

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'If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough': vintage prints by war photographer Robert Capa to headline Photo London

Some of the earliest known prints by the mythological founder of Magnum to be shown from an unseen private collection

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As regimes are challenged in Cuba and Haiti, a timely exhibition on power and resistance opens in Miami Beach

A group show at Oolite Arts explores the ways government power plays out and can be counteracted by those under its influence

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Albrecht Dürer's wonderful Renaissance road trip explored in major travelling exhibition

Five centuries after the German artist took a year-long journey around the Low Countries, his remarkable journal and drawings go on show in Aachen before going to London

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Like Goya, a ‘renegade’: exploring Bob Thompson’s high-octane challenges to Western art

An exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art probes how the African-American painter defied expectations

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Face doesn't fit? Getty Center show to shed new light on triptych by 14th-century artist Paolo Veneziano

First US exhibition devoted to the Trecento artist questions previous assumptions and reunites key panels

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‘National histories are not national facts’: British Art Show 9 kicks off in Aberdeen with ambitious exhibition tackling latest issues

The show of 47 artists will evolve as it tours to venues in Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth

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Picture perfect: Ellsworth Kelly’s rarely seen postcard collages on view in Saratoga

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery reopens to the public this weekend with a special exhibition of intimate works by the abstract artist

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The best art day trips you can take from Berlin, London and New York

From crumbling castles to beach huts and giant chalk drawings on the English coast, there's no need for PCR tests if you live near these local gems

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Paula Rego mixes politics and portraits in major show

Portuguese-British artist’s Tate Britain retrospective—her largest ever in the UK—spans her colourful 60-year career

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London Art Week finds the revolutionary in ancient relics with hybrid selling event

Collaborative shows from 2 to 16 July features over 40 galleries, with Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi chief curating an online exhibition for those who cannot make the trip

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Damien Hirst's Cherry Blossom paintings to be exhibited in artist's first major Paris show

Works from the series, painted by the artist rather than assistants, go on display at the Fondation Cartier this month

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Triumphant in their time, yet largely erased later: a Met exhibition explores ‘The New Woman Behind the Camera’

Chronicling the work of female photographers from the 1920s to the 1950s, a show organised with the National Gallery of Art breaks significant ground

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Art market

Highlights from July's auctions: from a Leonardo bear to a Dürer-inspired hare

Our pick of the works coming up for sale in London and Los Angeles

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Object lessons

June auction highlights: from a delicate Degas pastel to a Kandinsky painting once owned by the Guggenheim museum

Our pick of the best objects up for sale in London and New York

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Weathervanes get their second wind in an exhibition at New York's American Folk Art Museum

The ornate devices used for measuring wind direction date back to ancient times, but they have come to be associated with Americana—and Modernist art

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What’s it been like preparing for fine art degree shows during a global pandemic?

Students from Goldsmiths, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art reveal the highs and lows of the past year

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Gustave Moreau’s 34 surviving Fables watercolours get a very rare outing

The 19th-century French symbolist's works will go on show at Waddesdon Manor before travelling to Paris

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Openings

Former tobacco factory in Athens reopens its doors as vast contemporary art space this week

Following a €1.2m renovation, the historic building will host an expansive group show on the pandemic

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O say can you see, what 100 versions of the Star-Spangled Banner reveal about America

Ahead of her Frist Art Museum show, Bethany Collins tells us about researching the US national anthem and how 72-hour Bible readings inspired her next performance

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Sky’s the limit: how Bronze Age people travelled and traded much further afield than commonly thought

The Nebra Sky disc, the oldest surviving representation of the cosmos, will be one of the star artefacts in an exhibition exploring Unětice culture and its far reaching links

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Hannah Wilke’s work laid bare at the Pulitzer Art Foundation

Nearly 120 works by the pioneering feminist artist who used her body as a central focus of her work are on view in St Louis

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Stuck in a loop: curator Helen Molesworth organises group exhibition Feedback at The School in Kinderhook

Inspired by an audio piece by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, and her own memories of high school, the show looks at the repeating cycles of American history and culture

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critic's choice of London Gallery Weekend shows: Central

It's not just blue-chip galleries that have made our list of top exhibitions to see in central London where the city-wide event kicks off on 4 June

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critic's choice of London Gallery Weekend shows: South

The spotlight turns on south London on 5 June where exciting young artists are getting their debut shows and veterans who represented Britain at the Venice Biennale are making a comeback

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critics' choice of London Gallery Weekend: East

Much like the area itself, the galleries of east London are presenting an eclectic mix of exhibitions, so our critics have joined forces and picked some of their favourites

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The David and Goliath of art collections team up—London’s National Gallery loans nine works to Southampton

Maverick museum chief Kenneth Clark helped shape the Southampton City Art Gallery's collection

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Denver Art Museum

Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger find creative ways to collaborate through the pandemic in Denver Art Museum show

How do you crowd-source art without the crowd? The Indigenous artists explore communal art-making traditions amid the isolation of last year

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Venice Architecture Biennale

Giuseppe Penone’s monumental tree rises from Venetian lagoon as Architecture Biennale opens

This year's exhibition in Venice brings together artists as well as architects to explore the question How Will We Live Together?

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Finding Nero: reputation of misunderstood Roman emperor is revisited for major London show

“Almost every single thing we think we know about him is wrong,” says the curator of a new exhibition at the British Museum

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Best shows for... discovering the next hot name

From gabber-inspired altarpieces to repurposed Brazilian matchboxes—here are four of the best emerging artists showing during London Gallery Weekend

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Best shows for... photography fans

Zoom in on these exhibitions by some of today's most revered artists, underrated historical figures and chroniclers of contemporary culture

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Best shows for... art history nerds

Tear yourself away from museums and libraries for one weekend to catch a rare revival of Jean Dubuffet’s “living painting” performance and Takis’s first European show since his death in 2019

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Best shows for... families with children

Commercial galleries are getting down with the kids and welcoming little ones during London Gallery Weekend

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‘Colonial history is international history’: Rijksmuseum reflects on slavery’s legacy in new show

The exhibition will offer new insights into the experiences of slaves as well as the role of Dutch trading companies

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Boca Raton Museum of Art

The splendours of the Incan Empire are coming to Boca Raton in blockbuster show

The comprehensive exhibitions features never before shown loans of ancient golden objects and a VR tour of Machu Picchu

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong: fair still on track to open amid calls to boycott city and tough coronavirus restrictions

Exhibitors are down from 242 to 104 in a condensed fair that runs alongside Art Central in the same venue from 21 to 23 May

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Hug a museum: the best exhibitions to see around the UK as restrictions ease

From Rodin's plaster casts and Barbara Hepworth's bronzes, to flower arranging, disco dancing and the notorious Nero

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Sweeping survey to reveal the many sides of Barbara Hepworth

The British artist's celebrated sculptures, as well drawings, paintings and fabric designs, go on show at the Hepworth Wakefield

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‘No duds’: James Barnor’s photographs capture the rapidly changing societies of Ghana and the UK

A new exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries in London spans the two homes of the British-Ghanian photographer during the second half of the 20th century

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Brut force and influence: Jean Dubuffet's enduring impact on contemporary art

First UK survey in 50 years examines the artist's relationship with Art Brut and Brutalism, finding a fitting home at London's Barbican

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Object lessons

May auction highlights: from a rare Cubist Hockney portrait to a playful piece by Alexander Calder

Our pick of the best objects up for sale in New York, Dallas and Paris

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How flower arranging became an art form thanks to Constance Spry’s unique view of the natural world

An exhibition at London’s Garden Museum pays a floral tribute to one of the 20th century’s most colourful and influential florists

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Rarely seen paintings by Nina Hamnett, fringe member of the Bloomsbury Group, to go on show at Charleston

The artist, who was most famous as a model and a memoirist, specialised in portraits of working people and her artistic circle

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Amateur hour turns to golden hour for forgotten Brazilian photo club with New York show

The Museum of Modern Art will present rarely-seen work by the mid-century collective Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante

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Frieze New York

'It's on': Frieze New York gets ready to be the first fair to return to the city

Scaled-back event will relocate from far-flung Randall's Island to The Shed in Manhattan

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Rocket man: Uli Sigg on how he began collecting art while working in North Korea

“There will be some protests,” predicts the Swiss collector ahead of a Kunstmuseum Bern show of works from both sides of the Korean border

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Sumptuous contemporary ceramics awaken Baroque palace in Berlin

The richly decorated Schloss Köpenick serves as backdrop to a show of works by three artists whose motifs encompass the natural world and Greek legends

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Egon Schiele’s images of newborns and recently discovered drawings by his friend Erwin Osen go on show in Vienna

The exhibition at the Leopold Museum includes Osen's sketches of electrotherapy patients, which were recently found in an attic

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Dawoud Bey on his new show spanning 1970s street photography to poignant nocturnal landscapes

The US photographer's travelling exhibition, which opens at the Whitney Museum in New York, charts his four decades documenting the African American experience

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Eco-themed art shows to fill New York’s empty storefronts

The programme Rebound-NYC opens a major group exhibition in Union Square on Earth Day

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Lockdown easing: the best gallery shows to see in London right now

Eerie wooden cabins, rural quiltmakers and dismembered, tentacular dolls are among our highlights from the city's commercial exhibitions

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Biennials & festivals

Toronto’s Contact Photography Festival expands its takeover of public spaces

Month-long event to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a series of installations across the city

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alice Neel at the Met to an ode to the first Black woman astronaut by Damien Davis

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A flurry of Yayoi Kusama shows are about to open, but restrictions on her installations may limit their appeal—and visitor numbers

The Japanese artist's exhibitions usually draw millions of people, will they be the same in a post-pandemic world?

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New Museum Triennial

New Museum 2021 triennial will explore themes of impermanence

The show takes its title, Soft Water Hard Stone, after a Brazilian proverb about perseverance and the impact of incessant actions over time

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Object lessons: from illuminated early golf memorabilia to a marble fragment with a twist

Our pick of the highlights from April's auctions

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Honey, we shrunk the gallery! Leading artists including Damien Hirst and Lubaina Himid to create miniature masterpieces for UK exhibition

Pallant House Gallery in Chichester's upcoming summer exhibition features scaled-down works by the UK's biggest artists

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South Korea confronts legacy of 1980 massacre at this year's Gwangju Biennale

The biennial will highlight the conflicting narratives of the deadly uprising that paved the way for democracy

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Tschabalala Self reimagines Matisse’s Two Women as a contemporary couple

For her show at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Harlem-born artist has responded to a sculpture by the Post-Impressionist

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Selling Tino Seghal's Zoom call in an online viewing room: Art Basel's Pioneers OVR reaches peak meta

Our pick of five artists to seek out on the fair's first digital presentation of 2021

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Birthday Beuys: Stuttgart kicks off Joseph Beuys centenary events and exhibitions

Exhibition at Staatsgalerie revisits the artist's curated opening of the museum's new building, while 20 other institutions are planning shows on the artist

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Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander, creator of feminist miniatures, will have a major show at The Morgan in New York

The Pakistani-American artist is known for her works that reimagine illuminated manuscript traditions from South and Central Asia in a contemporary feminist context

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from a dagger-brandishing Irma Stern painting to a Munch self-portrait with a turbulent history

Our pick of the highlights from this month's auctions

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Sophie Taeuber-Arp survey reveals the dizzying range of work by the Swiss artist

The major travelling exhibition opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel before travelling to London's Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art in New York

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Alice Neel, two artists, and an avocado: double portrait one of the highlights of major New York show

The survey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will shed light on Neel’s recurring subjects, from family members and lovers to the bohemians and activists she collaborated with

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Seeing Chaïm Soutine through the eyes of Willem de Kooning

A side-by-side show at the Barnes Foundation brings together two Expressionist greats who fused the figurative and the abstract in their work

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‘Hair is power’: Sonya Clark on her preferred material and how her Confederate flag work keeps being topical

The textile artist's retrospective at the National Museum of Women in the Arts explores the complexities around race and heritage

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Cézanne’s drawings, watercolours and sketchbooks to get star treatment at MoMA

A major exhibition focuses on works on paper by one of the core artists in the museum’s Modern art collection

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Documentary

HBO documentary illuminates how Black artists shaped US art history

The show centres on a landmark 1976 exhibition by the late curator, scholar and artist David Driskell

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Unorthodox preacher: Leo Steinberg's prints helped explore and explain his sometimes controversial theories

An exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas looks at the legacy of the art historian through his vast collection, which includes different takes on Leonardo's Last Supper

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Slowing the news: artists commissioned to document a US election year through the act of drawing

The final part of an exhibition, delayed by the unprecedented events of 2020, opens at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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In new exhibition, timeless favourite Frida Kahlo finds fresh relevance during a time of isolation and illness

Delayed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, a show of the beloved Mexican artist’s work prepares to open in the Chicago suburbs with a full slate of virtual programming

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The Year Ahead 2021

Smelly shows, fast cars and a swamp in a nightclub: the strangest art exhibitions coming up in 2021

Other highlights include a show on famous animals and the most lavish banquets in art history

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Fragile yet forceful glass works by Ai Weiwei, Fred Wilson, Fiona Banner and others travel from Venice to Florida

An exhibition of contemporary glass art opens at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

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The Year Ahead 2021

The biggest art exhibitions opening around the world in 2021

The new year's must-see shows include Vermeer and Botticelli blockbusters; major Jasper Johns and Yayoi Kusama retrospectives; and sweeping surveys on Iran, slavery and queer art

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Pinault Collection

Bourse de Commerce: opening of Pinault's long-awaited Paris museum is—pandemic permitting—finally around the corner

Two decades since the billionaire started planning a home for his collection in the French capital, the spectacular space is due to open on 23 January