Octopus fontlet, 300–600 AD, Moche, Peru, La Mina.

The luxury of feathers

An exhibition at the Getty will examine artistic exchange in the ancient Americas – and a time when feathers were more valuable than gold

26 Jun 2017
The Dawn of Labour (c. 1891), Charles Maurin. Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Metropole, France. Photo: Yves Bresson; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole, France

In search of the Rose+Croix artists

The Guggenheim explores French mystical symbolism – and looks beyond the famous figure of Joséphin Péladan

26 Jun 2017
Necklace (detail; c. 1899–1900), René Lalique. Wartski at Masterpiece London

Find the time to look longer and harder at art

Art demands close attention. The new ‘Slow Art Workshops’ provide unique opportunities to study and even handle objects of great beauty

24 Jun 2017

The world of mosaics, from Tivoli to Tottenham Court Road

Durable, versatile and colourful, mosaics have a long history and a bright future, as the V&A will explore this weekend

20 Jun 2017
Stracci Italiani (2007), Michelangelo Pistoletto

A new home for post-war Italian art

Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu talk about sharing their collection at their new art space, Magazzino

17 Jun 2017
The Video Gallery at 21c Nashville. Photo: Mike Schwartz. Courtesy 21c Museum Hotels

An artistic tour of Nashville, Tennessee

If you think Nashville is all about music, think again. The city has a host of historic buildings and house museums, and now boasts its own ‘museum hotel’

14 Jun 2017
View of the entrance and façade of the National Gallery of Ireland, 2017, Photo: © National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland enters a new era

The National Gallery of Ireland’s six-year-long refurbishment gives its Old Masters and Irish paintings a chance to shine

10 Jun 2017
Self Portrait with Ata Kandó, Paris (1953), Ed van der Elsken

Acquisitions of the month: May 2017

A Delacroix heads for Munich, and a number of major museums have significantly expanded their photography holdings

8 Jun 2017
Marianne Fiedler (detail; 1889), Käthe Kollwitz. Photo: Kienzle Oberhammer

Ten art events to get to in June

This month’s top exhibitions, from Wyndham Lewis at IWM North to Cézanne’s portraits in Paris

6 Jun 2017
’Ram caught in thicket’, from the Royal Cemetery of Ur, (c. 2500–2400 BC), Sumerian, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia.

Mythical beasts in Mesopotamia

What do sculpted animals in Mesopotamian art tell us about the relationship between gods and men?

3 Jun 2017