Amsterdam What's on

The Dutch in Paris 1789–1914

13 Oct-7 Jan. This large-scale exhibition, the first of its kind, highlights the artistic role played by Paris in the work of Dutch artists from the late 18th century to the turn of the 20th century....
Copenhagen What's on

Rineke Dijkstra: The One and The Many

21 Sept-30 Dec. The Lousiana dedicates a show to the work of Rineke Dijkstra, one of the most prominent contemporary artists working within the genre of photography and video portraiture. Based in...
Barcelona What's on

Ramon Pichot. From Els Quatre Gats to La Maison Rose

29 Sept-21 Jan. Barcelona artist Ramon Pichot worked in his native city alongside fellow artists Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol, Joaquim Mir and Isidre Nonell, before moving to Paris at the beginning o...
Berlin What's on

Alice Neel: The Great Society

13 Oct-13 Jan. This exhibition highlights the social and political commitment of American visual artist Alice Neel (1900-1984), focusing in particular on her output from 1933 to 1965.  Neel's work...
Oxford What's on

Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions

19 Oct-18 Feb. This exhibition takes a comprehensive look at the artistic portrayal of the deities of world religions and how their depictions have changed - in some cases drastically - over the cen...
Vienna What's on

100 Best Posters: Germany-Austria-Switzerland

18 Oct-25 Feb. The MAK – Austrian Museum of Contemporary Art presents the 100 winning projects of the most popular graphic design competition in the German-speaking world. The winning entries were...
Madrid What's on

Picasso/Lautrec

17 Oct-21 Jan. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum examines the affinities between the artists Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Although their paths never crossed, Pic...
Dublin What's on

Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre

2-28 Oct. Be prepared for Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, warns the Abbey Theatre, which presents Dermot Bolger’s vibrant interpretation of Joyce’s masterpiece. Billed as a "pandemonium...
Brussels What's on

Magritte, Broodthaers and Contemporary Art, Brussels

13 Oct-18 Feb. Exhibition highlighting the legacy of Belgian artists and friends René Magritte and Marcel Broodthaers. With paintings, sculpture, installations and film, the exhibition examines how t...
Amsterdam What's on

Dutch Masters from the Hermitage: Treasures of the Tsars

7 Oct-27 May. This major exhibition comprises the world’s leading collection of Dutch Golden Age painting outside the Netherlands, with the bulk of the works on loan from the State Hermitage museum...
Paris What's on

Being Modern: MoMA in Paris

11 Oct-5 March. A selection of 200 works charting the history of the collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The exhibition ranges from works acquired by MoMA in the 1930s such as Edwar...
London What's on

Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia

14 Sept-14 Jan. The British Museum highlights the little-known Scythians, nomadic tribes and warriors, who roamed the plains of Siberia 2,500 years ago.  The museum's exhibition explores the story of...
Barcelona What's on

Brossa Poetry

21 Sept-25 Feb. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) dedicates an exhibition to the pioneering Barcelona poet Joan Brossa (1919-1998) and his interdisciplinary collaboration with artists, musicians,...
Oxford What's on

Old Traditions New Visions: Art in India and Pakistan after 1947

15 Sept-18 March. The Ashmolean Museum examines how artists in India and Pakistan sought to express the distinctive characters of their newly-independent nations, post 1947. This exhibition highlig...
London What's on

Basquiat: Boom for Real

21 Sept-28 Jan. The Barbican holds Britain's first large-scale exhibition dedicated to the New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat whose colourful and controversial career was cut short in 1988 at the ag...
Brussels What's on

Rita McBride: Explorer

15 Sept-7 Jan. This exhibition at WIELS features new and already existing works by German-based American sculptor Rita McBride. McBride's cross-disciplinary practice involves large-scale sculptures i...
Vienna What's on

Anton Kolig

22 Sept-8 Jan. The Leopold Museum celebrates the work of Anton Kolig (1886–1950), an important Austrian painter from the first half of the 20th century.  Kolig's paintings are characterised by lumino...
Paris What's on

Irving Penn

21 Sept-29 Jan. The Grand Palais marks the centenary of the birth of important 20th-century photographer Irving Penn with the first major retrospective of the American artist’s work in France since hi...
Amsterdam What's on

Johan Maelwael

6 Oct-7 Jan. The Rijksmuseum dedicates an exhibition to the Dutch master Johan Maelwael (c.1370-1415), a pioneering artist who worked at the courts of the Dukes of Guelders and Burgundy around 1400....
Berlin What's on

Fabio Barilari: Architecture and atmosphere

8 Sept-4 Nov. Under the subheading Reading the city: a dialogue between library architecture and urban context in Germany, the Humboldt Library presents Architecture and atmosphere, an exhibition by I...
Copenhagen What's on

Michael Kvium: Circus Europa

2 Sept-14 Jan. Michael Kvium ia a Danish artist celebrated for his grotesque realistic works, usually featuring brutish caricatures and deformed bodies. ARKEN hosts a major exhibition dedicated to...
Barcelona What's on

David Bowie is

25 May-30 Oct. The popular David Bowie show comes to Barcelona following successful stints at the Philharmonie in Paris and the V&A in London. On display is a large collection of archive materi...
Madrid What's on

NSK from Kapital to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst

28 June-8 Jan. The Reina Sofía presents Spain's first retrospective dedicated to the artist group NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst), which was to the cultural forefront in 1980s Yugoslavia, during the Cold...
London What's on

Dreamgirls

Until 10 Feb. The Savoy Theatre hosts a new production of Dreamgirls, 35 years after the original musical hit Broadway for the first time. The show charts the tumultuous journey of The Dreams, a yo...
Paris What's on

Medusa: Jewellery and Taboos

19 May-5 Nov. The Musée d'art moderne de la Ville evaluates the artistic value of jewellery, a form of decoration whose status is generally considered somewhere between fashion and sculpture. The ex...
Oxford What's on

Camel: A Journey through Fragile Landscapes: Photographs by Roger Chapman

15 May-29 Oct. Described as a "story of connection, survival and interdependence on the edges of our world", this exhibition comprises 65 monochrome prints by British photographer Roger Chapman. T...
Berlin What's on

Syria Antiqua: Coins and Monuments on the Museuminsel

16 June-5 Nov. The Bode Museum presents an exhibition of coins from ancient Syria, which was a key cultural, religious and commercial hub of the ancient world due to its geographical location. Thi...
Paris What's on

Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: An artistic friendship

2 June-29 Oct. Hailing it as "a new kind of exhibition", the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris explores the friendship between three major 20th-century artists: André Derain (1880–1954), Balthu...
Berlin What's on

The Luther Effect: Protestantism – 500 Years in the World

12 April-5 Nov. The Deutsches Historisches Museum marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with an exhibition leading the visitor through "five centuries and four continents." Comprising pai...
Brussels What's on

Bruegel: Unseen Masterpieces

16 March 2016-16 March 2020. Major exhibition of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the 16th-century Flemish Renaissance painter best known for his landscapes and scenes of peasant life. The show...