London What's on

Oslo

2 Oct-30 Dec. Billed as a "darkly funny political thriller", Bartlett Sher’s Tony Award-winning production of Oslo comes direct from Broadway following a sold-out run at London's National Theatre....
Brussels What's on

The New Wave of Flemish Comic Strip

19 Sept-3 June. The Belgium Comic Book Centre highlights the work of a younger generation of Belgian comic authors and illustrators whose award-winning work has been translated into several languages....
Amsterdam What's on

I am a Native Foreigner

23 Sept-3 June. Exploring diverse aspects of the theme migration, the Stedelijk Museum draws on its own collection to highlight artists' views on migration and how the subject is presented in their wo...
Brussels What's on

Gao Xingjian: The awakening of consciousness

29 Sept-31 Dec. Although best known for winning the Nobel prize in Literature winner in 2000, the French-based Chinese author Gao Xingjian is also a visual artist. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of...
Berlin What's on

Ed Atkins: Old Food

29 Sept-7 Jan. The Martin-Gropius-Bau presents the latest disturbing works of cutting-edge British artist Ed Atkins. The exhibition features unnerving imagery such as babies and old men weeping, al...
Copenhagen What's on

MY MUSIC

7 Oct-25 March. ARKEN presents a "sensory explosion" of music videos, video art, sculptures, paintings and installations. The 22 works on display are designed to raise questions about the interplay...
Paris What's on

Gauguin the alchemist

11 Oct-22 Jan. This exhibition at the Grand Palais is promoted as the first in-depth inclusive study of the paintings, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts by pioneering Post-Impressionist master Pa...
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...
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...
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...
Copenhagen What's on

Kusama Installation at Louisiana

1 Aug-23 Oct. The Lousiana showcases Gleaming Lights of the Souls by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, one of the most popular pieces of its permanent collection. Dating from 2008, the 4-sqm installation...
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...
Madrid What's on

Sonia Delaunay. Art, design and fashion

4 July-15 Oct. The Ukrainian artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde and her multi-disciplinary artistic practice extended to painting, textile design and...
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...
Oxford What's on

Collecting the Past: Scholars’ Taste in Chinese Art

21 March-22 Oct. Exhibition featuring a range of Chinese paintings, collected by Chinese scholars and artists since the 18th century. The works are displayed alongside artists' tools such as brush...
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...
Paris What's on

David Hockney

21 June-23 Oct. The Centre Pompidou, in collaboration with the Tate Britain and the Metropolitan Museum of New York, presents a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to David Hockney, one of the 20th cen...
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...
Amsterdam What's on

Jana Euler: High in Amsterdam: The Sky of Amsterdam

20 May-15 Oct. The Stedelijk hosts an exhibition by Jana Euler whose energetic works focus on the interplay of painting, sculpture, words and images.Euler examines contemporary issues, often playing...
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...
Berlin What's on

Lucian Freud: Closer: Etchings from the UBS Art Collection

22 July-22 Oct. The Martin-Gropius-Bau shows 51 etchings by the important 20th-century British realist painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011) who was born in Berlin and is best known for his intimate, visce...
Amsterdam What's on

Zanele Muholi

8 July-15 Oct. The Stedelijk presents the first exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi whose photographs document her country's black l...
Amsterdam What's on

Edward Krasinski

24 June-15 Oct. The first retrospective in the Netherlands of Polish artist Edward Krasiński is being held at the Stedelijk Museum. Considered among the most prominent eastern European artists of the...
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...
Madrid What's on

Mário Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form

28 April-16 Oct. The Reina Sofia pays tribute to Mário Pedrosa (1900–1981), Brazil’s foremost critic of art, culture and politics and one of Latin America’s most frequently cited intellectuals. Th...
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...