Do museum directors need curatorial experience?

It takes all manner of skills and qualities to run a top institution – or at least to do it well.

24 Apr 2017
Photo: Andreas Laszlo Konrath; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

‘It’s hard to figure out why Giacometti is so good’

Carol Bove on Alberto Giacometti, the Venice Biennale, and being ‘spiritually Swiss’

17 Apr 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Stanley Spencer: Looking to heaven’, edited by John Spencer (Unicorn Press)

13 Apr 2017
Selection of archival material from the Max Beckmann Bequest. Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Max Beckmann Archiv

Acquisitions of the month: March 2017

The finest new additions to public art collections, from rare Fabergé animals in London to Canadian masterpieces in Ottawa

5 Apr 2017
Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene (1864), Simeon Solomon. Courtesy of Tate

Eight art events to get to in April

Highlights include shows devoted to Botticelli, Balla, and Walker Evans, and Tate’s ‘Queer British Art’ exhibition

4 Apr 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London’, edited by Julius Bryant and Susan Weber

31 Mar 2017
Illustration by Anja Sušanj/Dutch Uncle

Is Documenta exploiting the economic crisis in Athens?

This year Documenta will be split between Kassel and Athens. Is this ‘crisis tourism’ or will it spotlight the city’s overlooked contemporary art scene?

27 Mar 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Silk, Porcelain and Lacquer’ by Teresa Canopa

17 Mar 2017

TEFAF video: an unholy alliance – conflict or symbiosis?

Watch a TEFAF Talk about the relationship between museums and the art trade

12 Mar 2017
Mad About Surrealism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Where to go when you leave TEFAF Maastricht

If you’re visiting the fair, why not expand your horizons and head to these nearby art events, too?

9 Mar 2017