Four things to see: Civil Rights

From snapshots of Martin Luther King Jr. to a mural commemorating the Peterloo massacre, we look at four objects that speak of the long struggle for civil rights

1 Dec 2023

The finest hours of Catherine of Cleves

Diane Wolfthal discusses the dizzying visions of heaven and hell to be found in a medieval prayer book at the Morgan Library

28 Nov 2023

Four things to see: art and nightlife

The seedier side of city life has captured the imaginations of artists throughout the decades

24 Nov 2023

The week in art news – entire Documenta selection committee resigns

Plus: Russian artist Aleksandra Skochilenko jailed for seven years for anti-war protest, Joe Tilson (1928–2023), and B.N. Goswamy (1933–2023)

19 Nov 2023

Four things to see: the Elizabethan era

The British monarch was no patron of the arts, but the political upheaval of her reign inspired many writers and artists

17 Nov 2023

Four things to see: the Cold War

Artists of the period found inventive ways of responding to and confronting an atmosphere of fear and oppression

10 Nov 2023

Art Jakarta is back and bigger than ever

The art fair is occupying a new venue this year with more exhibitors and large-scale projects that shine a light on art from Southeast Asia

8 Nov 2023

Four things to see: documentary photography

Photographers have long used their medium to document pressing social issues and overlooked communities

3 Nov 2023

Four things to see: the untold story of Pop art

Andy Warhol might get all the glory but there are many other artists associated with the movement whose work has been overshadowed or forgotten

27 Oct 2023

Unscrolling China’s historic urban fabric

A 30m-long painting presents the Kiangxi Emperor touring southern China, says Clarissa von Spee of the Cleveland Museum of Art

23 Oct 2023

Four things to see: a history of light

144 years after Thomas Edison’s light bulb changed the world forever, we take look at four illuminating works of art and objects

20 Oct 2023

How Frans Hals made up for his slow start

The painter was no prodigy but, as Bart Cornelis of the National Gallery in London tells Apollo, he was soon making up for lost time with his bold brushwork

6 Oct 2023

British Museum launches public appeal for the return of stolen objects

Plus: Buddha sculpture stolen from Bakarat Gallery, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco sues its architect, and the rest of the week’s top stories

29 Sep 2023

Four things to see: rococo

Emerging in France in the 1720s, this new style gave artists free rein to be as over the top as they liked

29 Sep 2023

Four things to see: the Autumn equinox

The end of summer might provoke sadness for some but the changing colours of the landscape have captivated artists for centuries

22 Sep 2023

In the studio with… Claudette Johnson

The painter works on several pieces at a time with the occasional break to use her skipping rope

19 Sep 2023

London Sculpture Week takes a community first approach

The second edition of the event aims to reach the widest possible audience with a programme of free events

19 Sep 2023

Journey through South Africa’s architectural legacy at the Biennale Architettura 2023

The country’s national pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2023 explores how architecture has shaped social structures and communities

18 Sep 2023

Wrestling with Michelangelo

Achim Gnann of the Albertina Museum gets to grips with sketches that show the artist embracing a dynamic new style

18 Sep 2023

Four things to see: Darwin’s discoveries

On the 188th anniversary of the HMS Beagle landing on the Galápagos Islands, we take a look at four artworks and objects that tell the story of evolution

14 Sep 2023

Four things to see: public sculpture

From a giant billiard table to a three storey concrete house, we take a look at some of the most compelling public artworks in recent history

8 Sep 2023

In the studio with… Ranjani Shettar

The Indian sculptor lives and works in a remote rural village where she has to contend with regular power cuts and monsoon downpours

5 Sep 2023

Four things to see: the patrons who transformed the arts

From Scipione Borghese to Peggy Guggenheim, collectors have long supported the careers of the world’s most influential artists

1 Sep 2023

How a leopard stool from Cameroon got its spots

This beaded seat represents the might of a monarch – and his global reach, says Kristen Windmuller-Luna of the Cleveland Museum of Art

1 Sep 2023