Apollo recommends arty novels for the summer

Nobody wants to take a coffee table book to the beach, so here’s some fiction about art – picked by Apollo’s editors

23 Jul 2018

The museum pieces that every school kid needs to see

Leading figures pick objects from UK collections that should be seen by every child in the country

19 Jul 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘The Militant Muse: Love, War and the Women of Surrealism’ by Whitney Chadwick (Thames & Hudson)

13 Jul 2018

The Apollo podcast: William Kentridge

Thomas Marks talks to William Kentridge about his new performance project, The Head & the Load

12 Jul 2018

Acquisitions of the month: June 2018

A major giveaway from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and a Queen Victoria bust are among this month’s top acquisitions

5 Jul 2018

An evening at the Apollo summer party

Leading figures from the art and museum worlds gathered for Apollo’s annual party on Monday night

3 Jul 2018
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Is the international art world too elitist?

The proliferation of biennials and art fairs has brought with it the rise of a jet-set elite. Do such events encourage meaningful engagement?

2 Jul 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win a copy of ‘Delacroix’ by Barthélémy Jobert (Princeton University Press)

29 Jun 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Visitors to Versailles: From Louis XIV to the French Revolution’ (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

15 Jun 2018
Rondo (1971), Sam Gilliam. Kunstmuseum Basel

‘I’ve always insisted on remaining an artist’

Sam Gilliam has consistently challenged the traditional premises of painting. As he tells Apollo, his need to make art is as urgent as ever

11 Jun 2018
Head of Perseus, Odilon Redon

Acquisitions of the month: May 2018

Two Attic vases once owned by Lucien Bonaparte enter the Louvre, while the Getty acquires its first Rodin bronze

6 Jun 2018

An authentic alliance: craft and luxury

The leading developer Northacre supported London Craft Week this year – a recognition of its commitment to craftsmanship (advertising feature, in association with Northacre)

1 Jun 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World’ (Getty Publications)

1 Jun 2018
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Should museums display artworks that feature live animals?

Victoria Dailey and Giovanni Aloi consider if there is any place for live animals in modern museums

29 May 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘America’s Cool Modernism: O’Keeffe to Hopper’ by Katherine Bourgignon

18 May 2018
Alfred Drury’s statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, first President of the Royal Academy, in front of the façade of Burlington House.

‘The Royal Academy remains a great asset that must never be squandered’

Norman Rosenthal, Rebecca Salter, Nick Goss and Sarah Turner share their views on what sets the RA apart

15 May 2018
Still Life with Bottles and a Cowrie Shell, Vincent Van Gogh

Acquisitions of the month: April 2018

Chris Ofili’s notorious ‘The Holy Virgin Mary’ goes to MoMA and the Baltimore Museum of Art updates its contemporary art collection

9 May 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Rodin and the art of ancient Greece’ by Celeste Farge, Bénédicte Garnier and Ian Jenkins (Thames & Hudson)

4 May 2018

Are museums too preoccupied by visitor numbers?

League tables of museum visitor numbers may generate a lot of media coverage – but do they distract institutions from other priorities?

23 Apr 2018
Installation view of ‘The Roof Garden Commission: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

‘It feels like the sculptures have landed on the roof’

Huma Bhabha discusses sci-fi, politics and her Roof Garden Commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

23 Apr 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence’

20 Apr 2018
Sun Tunnels, Nancy Holt

Acquisitions of the month: March 2018

A major work of land art by Nancy Holt and Liotard’s largest extant work on pastel are among this month’s top acquisitions

11 Apr 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery’ by Julia Siemon (ed.)

6 Apr 2018

Have museums been too generous with naming rights?

With the culture sector increasingly relying on philanthropic giving, the role of the donor may merit greater scrutiny

26 Mar 2018