The undertext of the Codex Zacynthius shown through multispectral imagery.

Ghost Words: Reading the Past

A virtual display of palimpsests at Cambridge University Library reveals how scholars have sought to recover erased texts

5 Mar 2021
The Mausoleum of Augustus.

The Mausoleum of Augustus

The palatial resting place of Rome’s first emperor finally opens its doors to visitors

5 Mar 2021
Photograph for the book ‘Noah’s Ark: Play Sculpture, Jerusalem’ (1998).

Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life

Explore the fantastical world of the avant-garde sculptor, who sought to imagine ‘a new kind of life’

5 Mar 2021
The Money-Changer and His Wife

Marinus: Painter from Reymerswale

The Prado hosts the first survey dedicated to this 16th-century painter of saints and tax collectors

5 Mar 2021
(detail; 1917), Ottilie W. Roederstein.

Ottilie W. Roederstein

The reopening of the Kunsthaus Zürich brings another chance to see the work of the once hugely successful Swiss modernist

26 Feb 2021
Snuff box (c. 1765), Berlin.

Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

Sparkling objets d’art from the 16th to the 20th century go on view at DIVA in Antwerp

26 Feb 2021
Mummy mask of a man (detail; c. 100 BC), Lahun, Egypt.

Golden Mummies of Egypt

The North Carolina Art Museum explores life and death in Egypt in the era after the reign of the pharaohs

26 Feb 2021
Art Is . . . (Girl Pointing)

Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And

Since the early ’80s, the American artist has blurred the lines between performance, politics and conceptualism. A survey at the Brooklyn Museum

26 Feb 2021
Super Lamp (designed c. 1978; made c. 1980s), Martin Bedin.

Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting

From ornate chandeliers to the humble desk lamp – the MFA Houston shines a light on 100 years of design innovation

19 Feb 2021
The Red Sunshade

Clarice Beckett: The Present Moment

The Australian painter’s misty Melbourne streets and beach scenes go on show at the Art Gallery of South Australia

19 Feb 2021
Untitled (policeman) (detail; 2015), Kerry James Marshall.

Grief and Grievance: The Art of Mourning in America

This large-scale group show at the New Museum explores responses to racist violence in the US

19 Feb 2021
In Exaltation of Flowers (Rose-Geranium) (1913), Edward Steichen.

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers

The American photographer began his career as a painter – and his most ambitious work in that medium is on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art

19 Feb 2021
Render of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Housed in a former 1930s department store in Hollywood, a new venue dedicated to all things cinema

12 Feb 2021
Self-Portrait (detail; 1895), Edvard Munch.

Munchmuseet

A vast new museum dedicated to the Scandi sensation is opening on Oslo’s waterfront

12 Feb 2021
(detail; 1827), Thomas Lawrence.

Frick Madison

The holdings of the Frick take up temporary residence in Marcel Breuer’s Brutalist landmark

12 Feb 2021
The Rotonde in the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection.

Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection

A new home in Paris for François Pinault’s vast contemporary art collections

12 Feb 2021
Monumental Arch (1799), Desmaisons and Pierre Gabriel Berthault after Louis-François Cassas.

Return to Palmyra

The Getty Research Institute launches an online exhibition dedicated to the ruined ancient city

5 Feb 2021
Farmstead in Passing Storm (detail; 1849), unidentified artist.

Collecting Stories: The Invention of Folk Art

The MFA Boston explores how the work of amateurs and artisans came to represent a new kind of American art

5 Feb 2021
A Painter at Work (Justin Gabet) (detail; c. 1874–75), Paul Cézanne.

The 19th Century in European and American Art

Denver Art Museum digs into its collection to explore a century of radical change in Western art

5 Feb 2021
Plate 3 from the 'Disparates': Ridiculous Folly (c. 1815–19), Francisco de Goya.

Goya’s Graphic Imagination

The Spanish master’s work on paper, on display at the Met, shows him at his most tortured and fantastical

5 Feb 2021
(composed 1917–18), Giacomo Puccini, performed at the Royal Opera House in 2011.

Puccini’s ‘Il Trittico’

The composer’s trilogy of one-act operas is available to stream courtesy of the Royal Opera House

29 Jan 2021
Hollywood Africans (detail; 1983), Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

The reopening of the MFA Boston brings another chance to discover how hip hop made its mark on the art world

29 Jan 2021
The Sacrifice at Lystra (detail; 1515–16), Raphael.

The Raphael Cartoons

The V&A presents state-of-the-art photographs that bring viewers closer to these famous designs than ever before

29 Jan 2021
Guernica (detail; 1937), Pablo Picasso.

Rethinking Guernica

The Reina Sofía’s digital deep dive into Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece – now with dozens of extra documents

29 Jan 2021