Africa is No Island – a photo essay

Exhibition features 40 established and emerging photographers from the continent and diaspora at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech until 24 August

Irving Penn: The Met to host retrospective – in pictures

The American photographer is best known for his fashion photography, which appeared in Vogue magazine, as well as his portraits and advertising work for Issey Miyake and Clinique.

Tale of Dickens’ fight to save Shakespeare house retold in exhibition

Events in which novelist helped save bard’s birthplace from clutches of US showman PT Barnum will be celebrated in Stratford

Museum rescues sculptor Camille Claudel from decades of obscurity

French artist, once the lover of Auguste Rodin, has her career celebrated with opening of museum in Nogent-sur-Seine

Cerith Wyn Evans: Forms in Space … by Light (in Time) review – an optical trapeze act

The Welsh artist unveils 2km of neon suspended in mid-air – and it’s an adventure playground for the eyes

Robots exhibition at the Science Museum, London – in pictures

A new exhibition opening on 8 February, Robots is a collection of over 100 objects ranging from 16th century automata to cutting-edge ‘emotional’ robots

Katsushika Hokusai’s later life to feature in British Museum show

Museum announces details of first UK exhibition to explore last decades of 19th-century Japanese artist’s life and work

Pablo’s people: the truth about Picasso’s portraits

Picasso has been accused of remaking the world in his own image, but a new exhibition reveals art that captures the idiosyncrasies of each of his subjects