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Four must-see exhibitions during Art Basel

From Precious Okoyomon's nightmarish animatronic bear to a global survey of Black figurative painting, sci-fi chairs and Dan Flavin

Luc Tuymans creates a series of ephemeral murals within the Louvre

The Belgian artist’s four large wall paintings reference a lost 1990 work of his called 'The Orphan', and will remain in place for a year

Late Michelangelo drawings—including his deeply meditative crucifixions—explored in London exhibition

British Museum show focuses on the final three decades of the Italian master’s life

Spanish-Peruvian artist brings Old Masters to the New World at the Venice Biennale

Sandra Gamarra Heshiki references 17th-century European paintings in her investigations of Spain’s colonial past and its ongoing repercussions

Forbidden City and Versailles are brought together in Beijing exhibition

Show focuses on the golden age of collecting between France and China in the 17th and 18th centuries

China, France and a unifying love of bling: Palace Museum show draws on parallels between cultures

The exhibition in Beijing of 17th- and 18th-century objects from the Forbidden City and the Palace of Versailles will look at how artisans on opposite sides of the world influenced each other

Two big shows in New York and Frankfurt attempt to uncover the many guises of Käthe Kollwitz

The German artist defied easy categorisation but exhibitions at MoMA and the Städel Museum aim to shine a light on the importance of her work

The Big Review: Caspar David Friedrich at the Hamburger Kunsthalle ★★★★★

This curatorial triumph highlights the measured artificiality of the German Romantic artist who made work that still mesmerises

A peek behind the many masks of James Ensor in new Brussels show

A new exhibition will explore the Belgian artist’s later works, including his little-known ballet, as part of Belgium’s year-long commemoration of the 75th anniversary of his death

How the American South was won over by Modernism

Touring show seeks to 'de-exoticise' the predominant narrative

Dublin show looks at the links between the making of nations and rise of Modernism

Exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art draws parallels between the geopolitical shifts after the First World War and what the artists of new nations were making

New insights about Hans Holbein and his sitters come to light ahead of London and Frankfurt shows

The exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery will display rarely shown drawings, while the Städel Museum survey will show what might be the artist’s oldest known painting

John Singer Sargent’s eye for fashion unveiled in Boston show

The artist’s portraits will be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston alongside the clothes worn by his glamorous subjects

How women played a bigger role in the Renaissance and beyond

Two exhibitions, in Boston and Baltimore, celebrate the overlooked women artists who were working in Europe from the 15th century onwards

Getty acquires artist Maren Hassinger’s archive

The septuagenarian artist, best known for her large-scale wire rope installations, has experienced a resurgence of attention from institutions and curators in recent years

Dorothy Liebes survey weaves the story of her little-known but colourful career

Cooper Hewitt in New York celebrates the creator of vibrant mid-century Modern textiles

How progressive-minded artists in Berlin, Munich and Vienna broke with the past and paved the way to Modernism

An exhibition at the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin explores the "secessions" in three key European cities

Twelve must-see exhibitions in New York during Frieze

From Lauren Halsey's new commission for the Met rooftop to funkily subversive sculptures at the Museum of Arts and Design, the season's essential exhibitions

Silk camellias and bathroom tiles: Karl Lagerfeld’s designs and influences unveiled in Met (fashion) show

The fashion designer’s fantastical sketches are given equal billing with the dresses that made him famous

Florida’s Norton Museum acquires John Singer Sargent portrait of socialite who sponsored Amelia Earhart

Sargent’s painting of Amy Phipps Guest, made at the peak of his success as a society portraitist, was gifted to the West Palm Beach museum by her grandson and his family

Sotheby's to offer rare Hammershøi painting with highest-ever estimate for the artist

"Interior. The Music Room, Strandgade 30", expected to sell for between $3m and $5m, was painted in the artist's most productive period

Impasto masters Chaïm Soutine and Leon Kossoff go head-to-head

Exhibition at Hastings Contemporary looks at the influence of the School of Paris painter on his School of London counterpart

Ten essential artworks to see in Amsterdam

Heading to the Vermeer blockbuster at the Rijksmuseum? Here are some other unmissable masterpieces in the Dutch capital

Major Hugo van der Goes survey shows there was more to the Old Master than mere ‘madness’

Exhibition at the Gemäldegalerie explores myths around the artist's mental state popularised by a later painting, as well as his position in Western art history

Ten essential artworks to see in Berlin

From Joseph Beuys's deconstructed tram stop to a lifesize bust of Nefertiti, here are some of the must-see cultural offerings in the European capital of cool

The Big Review: Max Beckmann at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich ★★★★★

The show takes a "maniacal and majestic" triptych as its departure point, before using a skilful combination of works and personal effects to provide a deep understanding of the German artist

A Flemish Caravaggisto comes out of the shadows in new Belgian exhibition

Theodoor Rombouts, a contemporary of Rubens and Van Dyck, is little known, but a new show aims to shine a light on his talents