The Church of England may be one of the UK’s biggest landowners, but surprisingly little of its wealth is spent on the historic buildings in its care
The reunited fragments of a bowl in Bolton Museum can tell us a lot about the longstanding British enthusiasm for ancient Egypt
Will this painting of the Jazz Age chanteuse Marjorie Ferry seduce buyers and set a new auction record for the artist?
Tate Modern’s show of the artist’s experiments with technology suggests that TV was his favourite medium
A complete version of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays is up for sale. What is it that makes this book so desirable?
One of the inventors of conceptual art, and a towering figure on the West Coast scene, he was also a dedicated mentor to his students
The Wallace Collection’s exhibition is very welcome, but could tell us more about the two-way traffic between Indian and Western artists
• An interview with Don McCullin
• Collecting Etruscan art in Milan
• Ingres in the south of France
• Is contemporary art too wasteful?
Plus: A visit to the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi, and a preview of Asia Week New York. And reviews of Charlotte Salomon at the Jewish Museum in London and Leonardo at the Louvre, and a new biography of Lucian Freud.
MAMCO’s origins as a collection formed by independent collectors still makes itself felt in interesting ways
Inspired by everything from Tarantino films to chocolate biscuits, the artist’s exuberant, comic-strip canvases are utterly unmistakable
The painter-novelist was one of a kind – but his influence will continue to shape the imagination of Scotland
Founded in memory of the engineer Sir Joseph Whitworth, the museum has always supported the marriage of art and industry
The myth of the ancient city has fascinated artists through the ages – and invited archaeologists to dig deeper into the legend
The artist’s canvases are full of colour and motion and an energetic sense of play
The late stage director, filmmaker, comedian, writer and medical man wore his experience lightly – and made an excellent museum guide
Museums have avoided displaying images of the Prophet in recent years – but might this not do a disservice to the heritage of Islam?
It is 150 years since women first arrived at Cambridge – and the fight for equality has taken almost as long
The Green Party MP takes her pick of the Towner Art Gallery’s permanent collection – and hopes it will spur others to climate activism
Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt
The acclaimed touring exhibition of classical polychromy returns to Frankfurt in expanded form
30 Jan - 30 Aug 2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Sculptures, textiles and manuscripts tell the story of civilisation across the vast region in Africa
30 Jan - 10 May 2020
Shining new light on the popular genre of stained-glass painting in 16th-century Switzerland
1 Feb - 26 Apr 2020
The German painter’s clear-eyed realism brought him to the attention of Courbet – and had a strong influence on Van Gogh
31 Jan - 10 May 2020