The week in art news – Birmingham’s entire arts budget to be axed

Plus: The V&A gets another chance to keep its 12th-century walrus ivory carving

23 Feb 2024

On the Backs of Camels

The Weltmuseum Wien makes its contribution to the International Year of the Camel with an exhibition that celebrates the mammalian family in its all forms

23 Feb 2024

Blood: Medieval/Modern

Medieval Christianity went all out for blood and what it represented. The Getty Center presents some macabre objects of devotion and some modern responses in kind

23 Feb 2024

The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism

The Met presents art by figures from the African American-led movement and puts it at the heart of 20th-century modernism

23 Feb 2024

Exteriors – Annie Ernaux and Photography

The Maison Européenne de la photographie finds the writer looking outwards and pairs her observations with images from its own collection

23 Feb 2024

Four things to see: Seascapes

To mark Winslow Homer’s birthday, we look at four very different marine scenes from across the ages – including one by the Boston-born painter himself

23 Feb 2024

Arts Council England retreats after freedom of expression row

Plus: Mick Moon (1937–2024), and a round-up of the week’s most important museum appointments

18 Feb 2024

Elon Musk flies Jeff Koons to the Moon

Jeff Koons launched 125 sculptures into orbit on a SpaceX rocket this week. Perhaps they’ll hang out with the Pop art that went on a lunar holiday in 1969

16 Feb 2024

Surrealism in Belgium

The Bozar shows that Belgian Surrealists were not just following in the footsteps of their French contemporaries

16 Feb 2024

Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time

The artist is the first to tackle a daunting question posed by the Sainsbury Centre in a series four of exhibitions: What is truth?

16 Feb 2024

Antoni Tàpies: The Practice of Art

The artist’s centenary exhibition moves to Madrid and demonstrates that his Surreal and cerebral works are as modern as ever

16 Feb 2024

Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Statements

The Dutch design duo known for combining high fashion with pure absurdity are the subject of a full-scale survey in Munich

16 Feb 2024

In the studio with… Manuel Mathieu

The Haitian-Canadian artist surrounds himself with unlikely objects to spark his imagination, books about drawing, and about 25 different types of tea

16 Feb 2024

Four things to see: Mardi Gras

From pancakes to parades, pre-Lent indulgences bring joy to countless communities around this time of year

16 Feb 2024

Frans Hals

The Dutch portraitist’s vivaciousness is in evidence at the Rijksmuseum’s exhibition of 50 of his greatest works

9 Feb 2024

Painted Presence: Rembrandt and his Peers

Seven of the artist’s portraits hang alongside works by his friends, collaborators, pupils and lesser-known Dutch contemporaries

9 Feb 2024

Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind

The artist’s radicalism is being celebrated at Tate Modern, in a show that spans 70 years of art-making

9 Feb 2024

The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism and Its Legacy

German Expressionism and its influences on recent artists are in focus at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

9 Feb 2024

Courtney J. Martin to leave Yale for the Rauschenberg Foundation

Plus: a 2,000-year-old papyrus scroll has been decoded and the CEO of Bonhams has resigned

9 Feb 2024

Acquisitions of the Month: January 2024

A recently identified painting by Guercino and a series of Joseph Cornell boxes are among the most significant works to have entered public collections last month

9 Feb 2024

Four things to see: The Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year is nigh – but the zodiac’s most auspicious creature has a storied history of baring its fangs in many other cultures, too

9 Feb 2024

In the studio with… Zanele Muholi

The South African photographer believes that an artist’s studio can be a hotel room, a playground, a kitchen, a toilet – or even a crime scene

6 Feb 2024

The week in art news – man dies after falling from Tate Modern

Plus: Rubin Museum to sell its building and move to touring model | Pompidou staff settle three-month strike and claim victory

4 Feb 2024

Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads

The Courtauld Gallery is exhibiting a series of large-scale charcoal heads, drawn when Auerbach was in London in the 1950s and ‘60s

2 Feb 2024