Near Alexandria: The Desert (detail; 1842), Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey.

Girault de Prangey

The first photographer to capture many places in the eastern Mediterranean goes on display at the reopened Musée d’Orsay

14 May 2021
The Wake beneath the Arc de Triomphe, 31 May 1885 (1903), Alfred Roll.

Victor Hugo, Liberty at the Panthéon

A display at the Panthéon explores the political symbolism of the writer’s internment there in 1885

14 May 2021
Agar_Dance of Peace (detail; 1945), Eileen Agar.

Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy

A major survey for the trailblazing British Surrealist spanning her seven-decade career, at the Whitechapel Gallery

14 May 2021
Alabaster panel from an altarpiece showing Becket’s consecration as archbishop (detail; first half of 15th century), England.

Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint

This display at the British Museum will explore the turbulent life – and grisly death – of the 12th-century priest

14 May 2021
Installation view of ‘Rachel Maclean: Mimi’ at Jupiter Artland, 2021.

Rachel Maclean: Mimi

The Scottish artist has built a derelict toyshop, home to a cartoon princess, in the woods of Jupiter Artland outside Edinburgh

7 May 2021
Catterline in Winter

Joan Eardley & Catterline

A display in Edinburgh of the painter’s stirring seascapes marks the centenary of her birth

7 May 2021
Installation view of ‘New Grit: Art & Philly Now’, showing work by Mi-Kyoung Lee and Jane Irish.

New Grit: Art & Philly Now

An exhibition of contemporary art inaugurates new gallery spaces – part of a $233m revamp – at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

7 May 2021
Grand Rhinocéros V (1988/91), François-Xavier Lalanne.

Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed

From cabbages with chicken feet to a rhino-shaped desk – a survey of Les Lalanne at the Clark Art Institute

7 May 2021
Installation view of ‘Olafur Eliasson: Life’ at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, 2021.

Olafur Eliasson: Life

The superstar artist has flooded the Fondation Beyeler with fluorescent pond water – a statement on climate change, apparently

29 Apr 2021
Still from Fatal System Error (2021), Dumbworld.

8bit

The Royal Opera House hosts an online festival of new works that experiment with digital technology

29 Apr 2021
(detail; 1454), Dieric Bouts.

Mother!

This wide-ranging survey explores images of motherhood across time – at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

29 Apr 2021

The Roaring Twenties

The Guggenheim Bilbao explores how avant-garde across Europe flourished during ‘les années folles’

29 Apr 2021
Dancing Pumpkin (2020), Yayoi Kusama.

Kusama: Cosmic Nature

New York Botanical Gardens is the perfect setting for an exhibition exploring the artist’s lifelong fascination with nature

23 Apr 2021
Gardener Katy Merrington at the Hepworth Wakefield.

Hepworth Wakefield Spring Flower Festival

The museum in West Yorkshire is hosting a series of online talks about horticulture while its gardens burst into life

23 Apr 2021
Four statues at Waddesdon.

Gardens at Waddesdon Manor

The Rothschilds’ elaborate formal gardens are in full bloom this spring – and dotted with sculptures, too

23 Apr 2021
Chiswick House, from the gardens

Bring Into Being

A contemporary art show takes over the neo-Palladian villa and grounds of Chiswick House and Gardens

23 Apr 2021
Ferry at the Schreckenstein Castle (1837), Ludwig Richter.

Dreams of Freedom: Romanticism in Russia and Germany

The Tretyakov Gallery hosts the first exhibition to compare how Romanticism took root in Russia and Germany

16 Apr 2021
Georgia O'Keeffe - After Return from New Mexico (detail; 1929), Alfred Stieglitz.

Georgia O’Keeffe

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid hosts a survey spanning the American artist’s long and fruitful career

16 Apr 2021
Plate 16 from Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers, Volume 1 (detail; 1806), illustrated by François Le Vaillant.

Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620–1820

The Toledo Museum of Art explores the Enlightenment craze for all things ornithological

16 Apr 2021
Yayoi Kusama.

Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective

This survey at the Gropius Bau invites visitors to explore full reconstructions of the artist’s historic shows

16 Apr 2021
A Grocer’s Shop (1717), Willem van Mieris.

Fleeting – Scents in Colour: virtual see-and-smell tour

What does art smell like? The Mauritshuis’s new fragrance box helps you to sniff out an answer at home

9 Apr 2021
Three Women at a Parade, Harlem, NY (1978), Dawoud Bey.

Dawoud Bey: An American Project

A retrospective at the Whitney shows how the photographer has brought marginalised American communities into view

9 Apr 2021
Danaë

Variations: The Reuse of Models in Paintings by Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi

A display of remixes by Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi at Cleveland Museum of Art

9 Apr 2021
Shearing the rams

She-oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism

The National Gallery of Victoria shows how artists took to the outback to reimagine the national landscape en plein air

9 Apr 2021