Installation view of ANOTHER TIME by Antony Gormley at Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2017.

On the seashore – beachside art around the world

From Barcelona to Venice Beach – with summer in full swing, Apollo rounds up some notable examples of art on the beach

31 Jul 2019
Fakirs, Trinidad (c. 1890), Felix Morin.

Acquisitions of the month: June 2019

Chippendale furniture and early photographs of the Caribbean are among this month’s highlights

15 Jul 2019

The Apollo summer party, in pictures

Leading lights from the art and museum worlds turned out on Monday night for Apollo’s annual summer party

2 Jul 2019
Yellow Monkey; Emma in drawing room, (2019 and 2018), Tal R. © Paradis/Tal R – Copenhagen, and Victoria Miro – London/Venice

‘Over the years you get closer to those things you call impossible’ – an interview with Tal R

The Danish artist talks about his new exhibition at Hastings Contemporary, and the obsessions behind his paintings

1 Jul 2019
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Is the art world too obsessed with celebrity?

Stephen Patience and Kate Bryan wonder if famous faces can make art more accessible – or do they just get in the way?

1 Jul 2019
The 11 Lewis chess pieces owned by the National Museums Scotland. Photo: © National Museums Scotland

Pawn stars – famous chess sets in art and history

With a rediscovered Lewis chessman coming up for auction in July, Apollo takes a look at other great sets of the noble game

25 Jun 2019
Shoair Mavlian

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Shoair Mavlian

Shoair Mavlian, director of Photoworks, talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about all things photography

7 Jun 2019
Christ as the Good Shepherd, the Preaching of St John the Baptist, and the Baptism of Christ (second half of 16th century), Juan Baptista Cuiris.

Acquisitions of the month: May 2019

A mosaic of feathers from Mexico and a collection of classical gemstones are among this month’s highlights

5 Jun 2019

The Apollo podcast: object lessons

Thomas Marks talks to Ann-Marie Richard from Sotheby’s Institute of Art about the artistry and endurance of great objects – and the skills we need to appreciate them fully

30 May 2019
Leiko Ikemura (b. 1951).

‘I have always set off in new directions’ – an interview with Leiko Ikemura

The Japanese-Swiss artist talks about her work across drawing, painting and ceramics – currently on view in Basel

28 May 2019
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Should Notre-Dame be reconstructed faithfully?

Paul Binski and Douglas Murphy weigh in on the debate over how Paris’s great cathedral should be rebuilt post-fire

28 May 2019
Modèle assise dans un fauteuil, se coiffant (detail; c. 1903), Édouard Vuillard.

Acquisitions of the month: April 2019

Paintings, prints and a vast video panorama – the best works of art to enter public collections recently

10 May 2019
Installation view of ‘DOMUS GRIMANI 1594–2019’ in the Sala della Tribuna in Palazzo Grimani, Venice, 2019. Photo: Matteo De Fina. Courtesy Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities – Polo Museale del Veneto

Stepping back in time at Palazzo Grimani in Venice

Returning the Grimani sculpture collection to its dramatic 16th-century setting feels like a dream, says Toto Bergamo Rossi

7 May 2019
Ben Vickers

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Ben Vickers

The Serpentine’s Chief Technology Officer talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about Bitcoin, Benedictine monks and more

30 Apr 2019
Illustration by Simon Landrein

Do volunteers still have a place in museums and cultural organisations?

The Art Fund is disbanding its volunteer network – is the culture sector becoming too professional?

23 Apr 2019
The Vampire of Notre-Dame, plate nine from Le Long de la Seine et des Boulevards (1890/1910), Louis Auguste Lepère, published by A. Desmoulins.

An elegy for Notre-Dame, in words and pictures

The great Gothic cathedral has inspired innumerable artists and writers over the centuries

16 Apr 2019
The Moon (A Lua) (1928; detail), Tarsila do Amaral.

Acquisitions of the Month: March 2019

Grayson Perry’s Brexit vases and Tarsila do Amaral’s moon painting have entered public collections recently

8 Apr 2019
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Should the Houses of Parliament be turned into a museum?

Ed Vaizey and Michael Hall debate whether politicians should relocate for good when the Palace of Westminster closes for repairs

1 Apr 2019
Russell Tovey

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Russell Tovey

The actor talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about his ‘addiction’ to collecting art – from Tintin to Tracey Emin

22 Mar 2019
Saint Anne with the Virgin and Child (c. 1520), Master of Elsloo. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

A Maastricht mystery – the Master of Elsloo at the Bonnefantenmuseum

Lars Hendrikman talks about curating an exhibition of sculptures attributed to the unknown woodcarver

18 Mar 2019
Two Trees, Peter Doig

Acquisitions of the Month: February 2019

A Peter Doig landscape, a Banksy banknote, and a rare Rembrandt have entered public collections recently

6 Mar 2019

Could federal museums be better prepared for US government shutdowns?

Federal museums were closed for more than a month during the recent shutdown. What can they do to protect themselves in the future?

25 Feb 2019

The Apollo podcast: the rise and rise of the LA art world

Thomas Marks talks to Jonathan T.D. Neil from Sotheby’s Institute of Art about LA’s rapidly expanding art scene – and whether it’s sustainable

7 Feb 2019
St John the Baptist Preaching (detail; 1627), Pieter Lastman.

Acquisitions of the Month: January 2019

A medieval book coffer and a painting by Rembrandt’s teacher are among the top recent museum acquisitions

4 Feb 2019