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The Buck stopped here

Steve McQueen's epic primary school portrait series unveiled at Tate Britain

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South Asian group show brings post-partition politics to Cambridge

Exhibition at Kettle’s Yard brings together 11 artists from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to explore issues of borders and migration

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Salvator Mundi

Is the $450m Salvator Mundi really on a Saudi yacht?

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s luxury vessel has unexpectedly circumnavigated Europe and docked in the Netherlands

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Tutmania returns. Plus, Duchamp in the US

We review Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at London's Saatchi Gallery and talk about the Modern master Marcel Duchamp at the Hirshhorn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Marcel Duchamp’s box of delights opens at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Readymades, miniature reproductions, collaborations with Man Ray, and games of chess to feature in new show

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From an unflinching look at childbirth to sound performances on the Strand

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Photography

Martin Parr and Bernd and Hilla Becher remember a lost Wales

As part of a major photography launch at National Museum Cardiff, Wales' "last world" of industry is movingly resurrected, and the country of today celebrated

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Met Costume Institute plans exhibition keyed to the museum’s 150th anniversary

Show, timed to spring gala, will analyse “the temporal twists and turns of fashion history”

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Discoveries

Revealed: the story behind the Gauguin paintings buried with a young boy in Tahiti

The artist befriended the child of his neighbours, and had given two paintings for the boy’s nursery

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Photojournalist Shahidul Alam—who served time for his activism—gets retrospective at the Rubin Museum

After spending months in a Bangladeshi jail, the artist continues to speak out against injustice

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The Big Review: the new MoMA

After a $450m expansion and radical rehang, has the 20th century’s emblematic museum found a place in the 21st?

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Experimental art space in Tehran has been recreated in Pittsburgh

Two artists began a collaborative project after one was denied a visa to enter the US under Donald Trump's travel ban

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Tutankhamun blockbuster will head to Boston

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, which opened in London this weekend, will also tour to Australia, Japan, Canada and South Korea

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Women artists take over museum schedules in 2020 to coincide with US presidential election

Coalition of curators organise events and exhibitions of art by women at 50 museums

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Performance art

Artist reimagines Louisiana slave uprising with a different outcome

Hundreds to take part in re-enactment of America’s largest slave rebellion, ending with a victorious celebration in New Orleans

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Lucian Freud's stunning self-portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts to King Tut's treasures at the Saatchi Gallery

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Twin shows finally give Victor Willing the recognition he deserves

Concurrent exhibitions at Hastings Contemporary and Turps track the influences of the Slade and Bacon to the playfulness of his later works

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Two Van Gogh exhibitions in a single week

After the Frankfurt show opens, another on still lifes comes to Potsdam—17 years after Germany’s last presentation on the artist

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alexandre Singh's dark thriller at Metro Pictures to entrancing etchings at the Met, the best shows to see this Halloween weekend

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‘Public art is propaganda, frankly’: Hank Willis Thomas discusses gun violence and the urgent need for alternative memorials

A host of the artist’s exhibitions and public projects open in various locations across the US open this year

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Biennials & festivals

Performa 19 to take viewers on a utopian journey back to the Bauhaus

The latest edition of New York’s performance art biennial commemorates the centenary of the ground-breaking art school

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Invoking his own great-grandfather, an artist considers the fragmented history of Syrian artefacts

A Met exhibition explores fraught acquisitions in museum collections with the aim of kickstarting new conversations

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Grand Palais

Paris to build temporary venue near Eiffel Tower to host Grand Palais's shows when it closes in 2021

Culture chief Chris Dercon says the new space will hold events during the museum's three-year refurbishment, including a collaboration with Unesco

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Celebrating a French artist who captured a young America

New-York Historical Society profiles the intrepid Baroness Hyde de Neuville

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King Tut show on track to become one of the most popular art exhibitions ever in the UK—and the most expensive

Peak adult tickets for the travelling exhibition opening at the Saatchi Gallery in London this week will cost £37.40

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Three Boston exhibitions confront migration and displacement

From thermal heat maps to diagrams outlining escape routes for undocumented immigrants

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Brexit

New deadline creates problems for National Gallery's 'Brexit-ready' exhibition schedule

Museum has avoided transporting loans to and from Europe around 31 October “deadline”, but the last-minute extension to next January may cause shipping issues

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‘Cursed’ horn trumpets among highlights of King Tut show opening in London this week

Instrument with "magical properties" among the 150 artefacts found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb that will go on display at the Saatchi Gallery

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Artists

San Diego artist wins top prize in US portrait competition with immigration-themed animation

Washington's National Portrait Gallery will display finalists’ work in a contest that helped to vault the reputation of Amy Sherald

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Bridget Riley's trippy canvases to Eduardo Paolozzi's war-wearied sculptures

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Leonardo at the Louvre: the spectacular show and the Salvator Mundi no-show

We speak to co-curator Vincent Delieuvin about the 13 years of research that went into the show and discuss the latest twist in the Salvator Mundi saga with author Ben Lewis. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Betye Saar’s mysticism at MoMA to the first retrospective dedicated to conceptual photographer Duane Michals at the Morgan Library and Museum

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Munich exhibition uses X-rays to lay bare Anthony van Dyck's creative methods

Research project conducted by Alte Pinakothek reveals how the Flemish painter developed and reworked his canvases

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In the frame

Little ditty ‘bout John and Robert: two-person show in New York pairs artist Robert Rauschenberg with rocker John Mellencamp

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Lucian Freud's self-portraits sure to pack a punch in London show

The artist’s altercation with a cab driver produced one of many revealing paintings being exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts

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British Museum to borrow the Nebra Sky Disc, the oldest portrayal of the cosmos

The artefact will be the focus of a joint exhibition with the Halle Museum of Prehistory

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Pioneering Renaissance artists Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana are united for Prado show

Exhibition in Madrid will include more than 60 works by the two painters and will “break the idea of small works being clichés of female artists”

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How a method of armour decorating in 16th-century Germany spawned a new printmaking technique

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art charts the evolution of etching through Renaissance artists such as Albrecht Dürer and Lucas van Leyden

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The Buck stopped here

Feminist trailblazer Caroline Coon finally receives her dues at London's Tramps gallery

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo review: Salvator Mundi hovers in the wings, but Louvre show is still magnificent without it

With a mass of the artist’s greatest works on its walls, the exhibition is a huge hit despite the non-appearance—so far—of the controversial painting

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Shirin Neshat

‘This US government looks more like Iran's every day’: Shirin Neshat talks about the power of political satire ahead of LA show

The Iranian artist's major exhibition opens at the Broad museum features new work addressing discrimination in Trump's America

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Three exhibitions to see in Paris this weekend

The best shows to see outside of Fiac, from a literary contextualisation of Francis Bacon to Kiki Smith's coin collection

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From atmospheric photographs by Roy DeCarava to Lily van der Stokker's riffs on medicine and doctors

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Leonardo da Vinci

Green light for Leonardo's Vitruvian Man to go to Louvre

An Italian appellate court has overturned the ban on the loan of the celebrated drawing

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Plastic bottle peril: Gavin Turk's environmental crusade marches on in new show inspired by Extinction Rebellion

Watercolours of water bottles as well as hundreds of discarded bottles from London's streets will be shown at Amsterdam gallery

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Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossom paintings to go on show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris next year

Former YBA has been back in the studio painting for the past two years

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Paris exhibition to cast El Greco in new light

Survey at the Grand Palais aims to distance itself from the stereotypes usually associated with the artist

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‘Extraordinary’ Rubens show opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto

The blockbuster exhibition gathers early works by the Flemish master from museums in North America and Europe

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Caravaggio and Bernini show promises to be about more than just its titular #barockstars

Exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum will highlight the multiple trends and rich aesthetics of early Baroque art in Rome

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Urs Fischer makes wax portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio and his family for Gagosian show

One edition of the work has already been set alight and will gradually melt away over the course of the exhibition

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Major Kandinsky show opens in Saudi Arabia as Vladimir Putin arrives for rare state visit

Cultural programme of Russian art launches to coincide with president's trip to the Gulf state to sign over $2bn worth of deals

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Back to the future: Nam June Paik's chapel and TVs take over at Tate Modern

London exhibition brings together more than 200 works by the Korean-born video and installation pioneer

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Elias Sime

Wellin Museum presents second major US exhibition devoted to Ethiopian artist Elias Sime

The artist, who will be awarded the Smithsonian's African Art Award later this month, has also been commissioned by the Ethiopian prime minister to create a public garden in the royal palace

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Pompeii

Fresco of two fighting gladiators discovered in Pompeii

Italy's culture minister Dario Franceschini says the find shows the site is an "inexhaustible mine for archaeological research"

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Arles to Tokyo: Van Gogh exhibitions in 2020 that Vincent aficionados won't want to miss

Detroit’s Van Gogh in America will be the highlight, with more major shows in Amsterdam, Padua, Santa Barbara and Columbus

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see during Barcelona Gallery Weekend

From an expansive exhibition on colonial legacy to a torn apart racing car channelling Tiepolo and Top Gear

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Agnes Denes: environmental art pioneer. Plus, Rembrandt-Velázquez and De Hooch

We speak to the artist behind the extraordinary Wheatfield work and visit two new shows in the Netherlands. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Pieter de Hooch steps out from Vermeer's shadow in new Delft show

First survey in the Netherlands puts the spotlight back onto the ‘other’ Golden Age painter

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Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford addresses modern-day xenophobia through Greek mythology and a Motown classic

US artist talks on The Art Newspaper Podcast about his London exhibition Cerberus at Hauser & Wirth

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Biennials & festivals

Bubbling pools and animatronic snakes in Pierre Huyghe's Okayama Art Summit

Second edition of the Japanese triennial includes works by 18 artists that interact and overlap with each other

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Rembrandt-Velázquez: a match made in curatorial heaven

Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum reveals both artists as masters of psychology and technique

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Conservation

Expert finds lost dress of Queen Elizabeth I in English village church

Rare 16th-century fabric to go on show at Hampton Court Palace after three-year study

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MoMA expansion 2019

'Art history isn’t the neat package you think it is': first look at MoMA's $450m expansion

How the New York museum has remixed its unrivalled collection ahead of its 21 October re-opening

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James Tissot: the 19th century painter who swapped high society for the Holy Land

Long dismissed for its religiosity, Tissot’s biblical work will be given new context in San Francisco

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Leonardo da Vinci

Italian court blocks loan of Leonardo's Vitruvian Man to Louvre

The ruling also suspends the wider agreement for the exchange of works of art between France and Italy

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Indigenous art

National Gallery of Canada presents global pulse of contemporary Indigenous art

The museum plans to acquire many of the works in its survey devoted to Indigenous artists

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A New York salute to Rube Goldberg and his outlandish contraptions

Queens Museum celebrates a cartoonist who seems more relevant than ever

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MoMA will celebrate reopening with six site-specific works in its public spaces

Installations range from Haim Steinbach’s phrases and slogans to Yoko Ono’s blue sky

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Controversies

Candice Breitz pulls work from South African museum that is exhibiting convicted murderer's art

Curator at newly opened Javett Art Centre defends decision to show drawing by artist who killed a sex worker in Cape Town in 2013

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Censorship

Feminist exhibition in China suddenly axed following alleged governmental pressure

Show in Shanghai cancelled after being deemed "too sensitive" to run during 70th anniversary of country's founding

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Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey on using Victorian techniques to evoke magical memories

For his new Tate Britain show, the artist used illusion to recreate his childhood experience beneath a motorway

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Censorship

'I wanted to break down white male ideas': sexually explicit Johannesburg show is pulled

Work by artist Anton Kannemeyer has also been removed from London's 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair after complaints

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The Empire strikes back? Kara Walker's fountain makes a splash at Tate

US artist takes on British Empire’s legacy and the Transatlantic salve trade in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall