Hannah McGivern

Best shows for… art history buffs

Our pick of five art-historical rediscoveries not to miss in the city this weekend

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see collateral exhibitions around the city

Writhing bodies in a deconsecrated church, BDE at the Ducale and an entirely improvised pavilion—what to see beyond the Arsenale and Giardini

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

From a Gauguin impersonation to fire raining from the sky, here are the best exhibitions in the city's former shipyards

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From America's African facelift to the scents of hope and fear, here are the exhibitions we loved at the heart of the big event

Sámi pavilion: the Nordic countries give their space to Indigenous artists from the European Arctic

The three exhibiting artists have dedicated themselves to “defending Sámi perspectives”

Under a revolutionary, emancipatory spell: Venice exhibition explores Surrealism’s interest in the occult

Major show at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection includes works by leading lights of Surrealism, including Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning

French museums rally to protect art collections in Ukraine with truckload of emergency supplies

A delivery of 15 tonnes of donated packing and conservation materials was organised by Icom France

Revolutionary Rijksmuseum exhibition reckons with Dutch colonial conflict in Indonesia

Timely show narrates Indonesia's fight for independence from the Netherlands through the life stories of 23 "eyewitnesses"

Making a fresh start: new museum openings

While the pandemic may have forced museums around the world into an involuntary temporary slumber, builders have been busy. Here are the most exciting new and expanded museums opening in 2022

Swiss museum to part with 29 works from Gurlitt trove suspected of being Nazi loot

Kunstmuseum Bern announces results of in-depth provenance investigation of controversial 2014 bequest

Museums and heritage in 2021: pandemic woes and African treasures

We look back on a year of museums commandeered as Covid-19 vaccine centres, masterpieces sold as NFTs and much talk over the Benin bronzes

More refugees to be trained as tour guides at Oxford University museums after £1m gift from Saudi foundation

Funding from Alwaleed Philanthropies will support Multaka project working with 200 refugees and asylum seekers over the next five years

A director’s tour of London’s revamped Courtauld Gallery

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces are back on view after a major building transformation and “looking better than ever”

Cambridge University college becomes first UK institution to return looted Benin bronze to Nigeria

Following restitution of a cockerel sculpture by Jesus College, the University of Aberdeen will hand over another looted artefact in a ceremony today

Collector's eye: Ivor Braka

The London dealer tells us what he's bought and why

A £1.65m book collection on the history of climate change goes on sale at Frieze Masters

The 850 items, spanning six centuries, is being offered by the booksellers Peter Harrington

Portraits by women are unmasked at the Beyeler Foundation

Close-Up charts the evolution of portraiture from 1870 to the present through the work of nine female artists, from Berthe Morisot to Elizabeth Peyton

Must-see institutional shows during Art Basel

From unseen drawings from Kara Walker's personal archives to a fresh take on Camille Pissarro as the leader of the Impressionists

British Museum to restore glass artefacts shattered in Beirut explosion

Eight vessels from the Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut will undergo conservation thanks to €25,000 grant from Tefaf fund

France enforces vaccine passports for over-18s visiting museums and cultural venues

Controversial “health pass” introduced to fight a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections driven by the Delta variant

Prizesnews

From village life to vaccine centre: Museum of the Year 2021 shortlist announced

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry, Experience Barnsley, Firstsite, Thackray Museum of Medicine and Timespan chosen as five finalists for Art Fund's coveted £100,000 prize

England's Freedom Day has arrived—and museums are fighting to keep crowds at bay

Despite lockdown restrictions lifting today, most institutions will maintain capacity limits and distancing rules until at least end of August

Maurizio Cattelan unveils memorial to 9/11 in new Milan show—20 years after witnessing tragedy

Idea for the project was considered "too emotionally fraught" for New York by Guggenheim chief curator

Londonnews

What to see during Mayfair Art Week in London

From portraits of Napoleon and his wife reunited after nearly 200 years to Rafael Nadal's buttocks