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Art History

The Carters’s museum takeover powers through art history’s greatest hits – with a serious message about how the canon treats black bodies

A surprising show of silhouettes at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. sheds light on obscure chapters of US history 

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, I See Red: Indian Hand, 1992. Mixed media on canvas, 183 x 183 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado anticipates an insightful grouping of American painters at Frieze New York 2018

At Museo Tamayo, artists respond to the myth of the French playwright and theorist’s drug-fuelled collapse in the mountains of rural Mexico

The new television series invokes violence and fear as defining forces of civilization, just like the Kenneth Clark original

With Macron poised to make changes to France's handling of ethnographic art, the quai Branly would do well to follow suit

Patrick Grainville's new novel, Cliff of Fools, captures the life of the artist as vividly as his own canvases

At the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the past year has seen the most extensive survey of contemporary Japanese art outside of the country in 17 years 

An insight into royal aesthetics's double nature: Charles I’s tastes and habits emerge as never before at London’s Royal Academy

The intertwined imaginations of Anthony Powell and Nicolas Poussin

What the Google Arts & Culture app tells us about our selfie obsession

Photography: Clément Pascal

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