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London Gallery Weekend: the must-see exhibitions in East London

With last day of London Gallery Weekend 2022 is focused on the East End, critic Louisa Buck selects the best shows in the area

London Gallery Weekend: the must-see exhibitions in South London

On Saturday 14 May, the focus of the event shifts south of the river. Our critic Louisa Buck picks out the shows you should visit

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Huguenots and River Thames mudlarking: two books on global displacement remind us of the value in welcoming refugees

A lavish study on the art and culture of French Protestant refugees from the late 17th century, and an in-depth look at the hidden histories of the remarkable objects to be found in London’s River Thames

America's racial reckoning: inside the controversial Guston show

Plus, London's new Queer Britain museum and a rediscovered work by Caterina Angela Pierozzi

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Not one but two LGBTQ cultural spaces to open in London this spring

Queer Britain museum and Queercircle art space, both opening as the UK marks 50 years of Gay Pride marches, will offer free-entry exhibitions and public workshops

Tate Britain show probes Walter Sickert’s French connection

Exhibition, which will travel to the Petit Palais in Paris, examines the profound influence Degas, Manet and Bonnard had on the artist and his work

London's Brent Biennial to explore immigrant, feminist and queer traditions

North-west London borough of Brent will host 12 artists’ projects in 12 different venues and public spaces

Winslow Homer’s American odyssey is retold in New York show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, which will travel to London’s National Gallery later this year, highlights works inspired by the artist’s journeys

Raphael was radical and relentlessly inventive—and 500 years later a new exhibition of his work will show he still is

Delayed anniversary show of the Old Master at London's National Gallery will take things back to basics, allowing visitors to see the artist’s genius afresh

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Book offers overdue estimation of Decimus Burton, an architect of Classical class

The acclaimed 19th-century architect's structures were once described insipidly as having “gentlemanly reticence”

Damien Hirst's 18-metre-high bronze demon to be installed in London

The largest sculpture from the Wreck of the Unbelievable series, originally presented at the 2017 Venice Biennale, will tower over the Thames cable car

How Donatello changed art history forever

Plus, the Biennale of Sydney looks at the rights of rivers and Eduardo Navarro’s seed installation opens in London

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What will happen to Russia's treasures on loan in London and Paris?

Imperial Fabergé eggs and Impressionist masterpieces are some of the works currently in shows in Europe

UK arts 'levelling up' plan—designed to redirect funding outside of London—blasted by city's mayor

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries wants to redress "huge historic imbalance" in regional investment but mayor Sadiq Khan says it is "a devastating blow" to the creative sector

Intricate Roman mosaic is largest to be found in London in half a century

The “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery took place on a building site across the river from what would have been ancient Londinium

Warhol and Basquiat on the stage in London and Faith Ringgold's retrospective at New York's New Museum

Plus, Betye Saar remakes a mural in Los Angeles

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London's National Maritime Museum launches campaign to rescue giant decaying tapestry—unseen for decades

Commissioned by Charles II, the work depicts the 1672 Battle of Solebay between the English and Dutch in which the 1st Earl of Sandwich drowned

Rejected in 1862, Whistler’s woman in white finally has her day at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

The artist’s portrait of Joanna Hiffernan—once turned down for the RA's Summer Exhibition—is the centrepiece of an exhibition in London, while important works from New York’s Frick Collection head to Paris

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Edel Assanti launches new London gallery in former Fitzrovia haberdashery

Gallery co-founders Jeremy Epstein and Charlie Fellowes discuss renovating the Grade II-listed Arts and Crafts building which opens this week with a show of new work by Noémie Goudal

'Business is good and I need more space': Ben Brown opens pop-up gallery in London with Vik Muniz show

The Mayfair-based dealer has taken the space on Grosvenor Street until the end of May, but might extend

UK’s first LGBTQ museum to open in London this spring

Queer Britain charity pledges new institution will be free of charge

Power to the people: London’s new public art gives a glimmer of hope in gloomy times

A colourful playground, giant vegetable sculptures and an elegant etched glass installation have all brightened up the capital this year

The Big Review: 'Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist' at the National Gallery in London

Does a show focusing on the German artist’s European trips illuminate his genius?

Museums in London start to shut down as Omicron wave sweeps capital

Natural History Museum closes due to front-of-house staff shortages caused by Covid-19

Psychedelic sculpture—an ode to Alice in Wonderland, steampunk and Gothic Revival architecture—to be installed at St Pancras in London next year

Shezad Dawood is the eighth artist to be selected for the Terrace Wires public commission, following in the footsteps of Tracey Emin

How Walt Disney’s love of Rococo transformed animation

An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York explores how the legendary film-maker came to be inspired by French decorative arts

In his new show, Kehinde Wiley ‘both admires and seeks to challenge’ artists in the National Gallery collection

The American artist's first exhibition at a major UK museum presents new paintings and a film responding to the Romantic movement