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Eight art events to get to this summer

Highlights include a Jean Dubuffet retrospective in Amsterdam and a Mexican Old Master in New York

3 Jul 2017
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
Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603) (1576–78), attributed to Nicholas Hilliard.

A radical new look at the greatest of Elizabethan artists

Two portraits newly attributed to Nicholas Hilliard will transform our understanding of the artist

29 May 2017
Perspective from the south of Fallingwater (Kaufmann House), Mill Run, Pennsylvania (1934–37), Frank Lloyd Wright. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, New York. © 2017 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The failing architect who dreamt up modern America

Frank Lloyd Wright is widely considered America’s greatest architect – but his career was dominated by failure

27 May 2017

The art of putting Soviet propaganda on porcelain plates

After the Russian Revolution, the State Porcelain Factory produced a powerful new art form for a new era

Rock art at the Unesco World Heritage Site of Tassili n'Ajjer in Algeria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A history of Algeria in seven stops

A major archaeological discovery has put Algeria’s history in the spotlight. What can its existing world heritage sites tell us about the country’s past?

24 May 2017
The UNESCO-listed ancient city of Hatra, south of Mosul, on 27 April, 2017, shortly after Iraqi forces retook the site. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

Hatra’s embattled history, from the Romans to ISIS

It’s been besieged, abandoned, and used as a training ground for terrorists – but the ancient city of Hatra still stands in the Iraqi desert

23 May 2017
Dining room of Emery Walker's House in 2017. Courtesy The Emery Walker Trust

Emery Walker’s house is an Arts and Crafts utopia

This remarkable house in Hammersmith is a vivid museum of late Victorian cultural life

18 May 2017
A.R. Penck © The Flying Studios International, Heinz-Günter Mebusch

A tribute to A.R. Penck

The artist’s relentless and bloody-minded pursuit of freedom, in art as in life, was a lesson to us all

15 May 2017
Femme accroupie (c. 1884–85), Camille Claudel. Musée Camille Claudel, Nogent-sur-Seine. Photo: Marco Illuminati; © Musée Camille Claudel

The genius of Camille Claudel

With the opening of a dedicated museum, the artist’s achievements can finally be seen outside her relationship with Rodin

13 May 2017
Phyllida Barlow

‘Phyllida Barlow’s work has a spine-tingling force’

Entering the British Pavilion at Venice will feel like an Alice in Wonderland experience

9 May 2017
The Line (detail; 1978), Philip Guston.

The literary lineage of Philip Guston

Philip Guston’s engagement with literature cemented his place in the history of art

9 May 2017
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1829), Sir Thomas Lawrence. © National Portrait Gallery, London

Acquisitions of the month: April 2017

The finest new additions to public art collections, from the final portrait of the 1st Duke of Wellington, to a rare Modigliani sculpture

9 May 2017
Tremble Tremble (detail from production still; 2017), Jesse Jones. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

What’s coming up at the Venice Biennale?

Witches, trolls, and a version of Pinocchio are among the characters you can expect to see at this year’s event

8 May 2017
Fathers of the Church (panel; c. 1892), designed by Joseph Lauber, produced by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. ©The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Queens, New York

Eleven art events to get to in May

The month’s top exhibitions, from Giacometti at Tate Modern to the 57th Venice Biennale

1 May 2017