Illustration: David Biskup

Have art prizes had their day?

The decision to split the Turner Prize caused quite a stir – do such gestures undermine art prizes or open up new ways of judging contemporary art?

24 Feb 2020

Open access image libraries – a handy list

A round-up of museums and archives that have released high resolution images into the public domain

18 Feb 2020
The Trumpeters (c. 1735–40), Nainsukh of Guler.

Acquisitions of the Month: January 2020

A masterpiece of Pahari painting and a pot adorned with poetry are among this month’s highlights

3 Feb 2020

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Mahmoud Khaled

The artist talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about how an upbringing in Egypt has shaped his work exploring gender, queer desire, politics and power

28 Jan 2020
Illustration: David Biskup

Could contemporary art be less wasteful?

What effect do contemporary artists have on the environment – and should this affect what we think about their work?

27 Jan 2020
Derelict china clay works, Belowda Beacon, Roche (c. 1940), Ruskin Spear. From the ‘Recording Britain’ collection of topographical watercolours and drawings made during the Second World War, a project initiated by Kenneth Clark.

‘Nature in Culture: Modern British Art and the Environment’ – a talk at London Art Fair

A panel discussion with Ben Tufnell (director, Parafin Gallery), Rachel Pimm (artist), and Rosemary Shirley (academic). Chaired by Gabrielle Schwarz

14 Jan 2020
L'Âme brisant les liens qui l'attachent à la terre (1821–23), Pierre-Paul Prudhon.

Acquisitions of the Month: December 2019

A late allegory by Pierre-Paul Prud’hon and an early English piece of porcelain are among this month’s highlights

10 Jan 2020
The Sarr-Savoy report one year on. Illustration: David Biskup

Has the Sarr-Savoy report had any effect since it was first published?

It’s been a year since the publication of a groundbreaking report calling for the restitution of African cultural heritage in French museums. How has it been received?

6 Jan 2020
The Mass at Dordrecht (c. 1650), Aelbert Cuyp. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Art anniversaries to look out for in 2020

From Renaissance painting to Romantic poetry – expect celebrations of Raphael, Piranesi, Wordsworth and more

2 Jan 2020
Standing Figure with African Masks (2018), Claudette Johnson. Tate, London

Books, biennials and trailblazing women – artists select their highlights of 2019

Artists including Lubaina Himid, Hew Locke and Ibrahim Mahama pick out their favourite shows and events of the past year

24 Dec 2019
Queen Henrietta Maria (detail; 1636), Anthony van Dyck.

Acquisitions of the month: November 2019

Jayne Wrightsman’s final gift to the Met and a silver-gilt toilet service at the Louvre are among this month’s highlights

6 Dec 2019
Queen Victoria’s Christmas Tree at Windsor Castle (1850), James Roberts.

Exit through the gift shop

Apollo’s editors pick out some arty stocking fillers, from a glow-in-the-dark Leonardo figurine to Mondrian-inspired socks

5 Dec 2019

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Mohamed Elshahed

The writer and researcher has written a comprehensive new history of modern architecture in Cairo

2 Dec 2019
Illustration: David Biskup

Could national museums in the UK do more to be truly national?

Are the largely London-based institutions funded by central government doing enough to share their collections and expertise with the rest of the country?

25 Nov 2019
Frederik Bruun Rasmussen and Julie Arendse Voss with Vilhelm Hammershøi’s Interior, Strandgade 30 (1900).

An outstanding Hammershøi painting goes under the hammer at Bruun Rasmussen

In advance of their sale later this month, two representatives from Scandinavia’s leading auction house discuss the timeless qualities of the modern Danish master

19 Nov 2019
Standing schist Boddhisattva (detail; 2nd–3rd century AD), northwest Pakistan

The Asian Art in London Art Awards 2019: The Winners

Apollo presents the winners of the Asian Art in London Art Awards 2019

7 Nov 2019
Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria (early 20th century). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Acquisitions of the month: October 2019

Collections of hand-drawn postcards, quilts, and 18th-century French bindings are among this month’s highlights

7 Nov 2019
Landscape with Holy Family (detail; c. 1630), Jan Bruegel II and Pieter van Avont. Caretto & Occhinegro

Seasonal delights at Flashback in Turin

Highlights of the seventh edition of the fair range from seasonal allegories by Giorgio Vasari to Arte Povera stones

30 Oct 2019
Illustration by Simon Landrein

Do museums and galleries do enough for disabled visitors?

Richard Sandell and Chris Ingram discuss why museums still have a long way to go before they can claim to offer a fully accessible experience

28 Oct 2019
Rayyane Tabet in front of Steel Rings (2013–), from the series The Shortest Distance Between Two Points (2007–).

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Rayyane Tabet

The Beirut-based artist talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about his fascination with the lives of objects

22 Oct 2019
The Death of Breuse sans Pitié (detail; 1857; retouched 1865), Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Acquisitions of the month: September 2019

This month’s highlights include a rock-crystal Venetian coffer and a once-lost watercolour by Rossetti

7 Oct 2019
Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb (detail; 1636), Rembrandt van Rijn.

‘The spectator should disappear into the works’ – an interview with Peter Suschitzky

The cinematographer discusses his lighting design for the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s upcoming Rembrandt exhibition

23 Sep 2019
Jane Seymour (detail; c. 1537), after Hans Holbein the Younger.

Acquisitions of the month: August 2019

This month’s highlights include paintings of Henry VIII’s favourite wife and Dorothea Tanning’s much-loved dog

10 Sep 2019
The Apollo 40 under 40 Middle East launch party at the Serpentine Pavilion, London, 2019

The Apollo 40 under 40 Middle East launch – in pictures

Celebrating the new, Middle East edition of the Apollo 40 Under 40 at the Serpentine Pavilion

5 Sep 2019