Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory

At the Barbican, a new series of large-scale drawings tell the story of an imaginary prehistoric society ruled by women

7 Aug 2020
The Avenger (1922), Ernst Barlach.

Ernst Barlach

An exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the German Expressionist artist’s birth, at the Albertinum in Dresden

7 Aug 2020
From Hope Wanted: New York Under Lockdown (2020), Kay Hickman

Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine

An outdoor exhibition at the New-York Historical Society looks at life under lockdown in the city

7 Aug 2020
Rembrandt Laughing (detail; c. 1628), Rembrandt van Rijn. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Young Rembrandt

Retracing the Dutch master’s tentative first steps at the reopened Ashmolean Museum

7 Aug 2020
At the Moulin Rouge (1892-95) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Celebrity Culture of Paris

This exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago brings to life the bohemian world of fin-de-siècle Montmartre

31 Jul 2020
Laocoön and his sons being attacked by serpents (16th century), Marco Dente.

Berlin Works from Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas

The unfinished magnum opus featured a number of works held in Berlin’s state museums – now on display at the Gemäldegalerie

31 Jul 2020
Brixton Blue (2018), Denzil Forrester.

Denzil Forrester: Itchin & Scratchin

Nottingham Contemporary reopens with energetic dance-floor scenes from the Grenada-born artist

31 Jul 2020
Henry Moore (1948), Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt/Henry Moore

An exhibition at Hepworth Wakefield traces the intersecting paths of the photographer and the sculptor

31 Jul 2020
Overlappings 38 (2007), Dòra Maurer.

Dóra Maurer

The Tate Modern is hosting the largest UK survey to date of this Hungarian conceptual artist

24 Jul 2020
Marie Cuttoli (1936), Le Corbusier, woven in Aubusson.

Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

The Barnes Foundation explores the career of the entrepreneur who modernised French tapestry-making

24 Jul 2020
Comedians de Mephisto Co. Allied with Le Roy-Talma-Bosco (detail; 1905), Adolph Friedländer.

Illusions: The Art of Magic

How magicians from Kellar to Houdini wowed their audience and built their brand – a display at the Art Gallery of Ontario

24 Jul 2020
Words Concerned with Existence (detail; 1984), Suda Kokuta

20 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy Then and Now

Exploring the history of East Asia’s highest form of art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

24 Jul 2020
The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus (detail; 1588), Hendrick Goltzius.

Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700)

The National Gallery of Canada shows off its collection of fantastic beasts by the likes of Dürer and Mantegna

17 Jul 2020
Model wearing Mary Quant’s Pattern No. 3288, set against the Houses of Parliament (1964), John Walcott

Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant

How Swinging London became the centre of a revolution in style – an exhibition at Dovecot Studios

17 Jul 2020
L’Estaque (detail; 1879–83), Paul Cézanne.

Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings

A video tour of Princeton University Art Museum’s shuttered exhibition with curator John Elderfield

17 Jul 2020
Gross - Friedrichsburg – Princetown. 1683 Brandenburg, 1717 - 24 Ahanta, 1724 Neths, 1872 Britain (2004–05/2017), Paa Joe.

Paa Joe: The Gates of No Return

The Ghanaian artist and coffin-maker’s memorials to slavery on the Gold Coast are on view at the High Museum in Atlanta

17 Jul 2020
The Quartetto Noûs performing a tribute to Beethoven on 4 July.

Ravenna Festival

Some 40 performances from the annual festival of opera and classical music are freely available to stream online

10 Jul 2020
Portrait of a woman from the House with Garden (1st century BC), Pompeii.


An immersive display at the Grand Palais shines a light on recent excavations of the ancient city

10 Jul 2020
The Blue Fuji (1831), Katsushika Hokusai.

Fuji, Land of Snow

A display of prints at the Musée Guimet reveals how Japanese artists have depicted the great mountain across time

10 Jul 2020
Derek Jarman at Prospect Cottage (detail; c. 1990).

Derek Jarman: My garden’s boundaries are the horizon

The Garden Museum is a fitting setting for this exhibition exploring the role of nature in the artist and film-maker’s work

10 Jul 2020
Lac Sevan, Arménie, URSS, 1972 (1972/73), Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Henri-Cartier Bresson: Le Grand Jeu

The French photographer’s chosen ‘Master Set’ of his most important works is the focus at the reopened Palazzo Grassi

3 Jul 2020
School scene (early 16th century), France.

A Window on to Everyday Life

An array of functional objects at the Musée du Cluny shows how medieval people ate, played, prayed, and took care of themselves

3 Jul 2020
Freedom of Worship (detail; 1943), Norman Rockwell.

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom

Revisiting the American artist’s powerful depictions of human rights at Denver Art Museum

3 Jul 2020
Girl at a Window (detail; 1653–55), Nicolas Maes.

Nicolas Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age

Intriguing domestic scenes by the pupil of Rembrandt go back on show at the reopened National Gallery

3 Jul 2020