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
Acquisitions of the month: June 2019
Chippendale furniture and early photographs of the Caribbean are among this month’s highlights
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
‘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
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
The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Shoair Mavlian
Shoair Mavlian, director of Photoworks, talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about all things photography
Acquisitions of the month: May 2019
A mosaic of feathers from Mexico and a collection of classical gemstones are among this month’s highlights
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
‘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
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
Acquisitions of the month: April 2019
Paintings, prints and a vast video panorama – the best works of art to enter public collections recently
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
The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Ben Vickers
The Serpentine’s Chief Technology Officer talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about Bitcoin, Benedictine monks and more
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?
An elegy for Notre-Dame, in words and pictures
The great Gothic cathedral has inspired innumerable artists and writers over the centuries
Acquisitions of the Month: March 2019
Grayson Perry’s Brexit vases and Tarsila do Amaral’s moon painting have entered public collections recently
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
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
A Maastricht mystery – the Master of Elsloo at the Bonnefantenmuseum
Lars Hendrikman talks about curating an exhibition of sculptures attributed to the unknown woodcarver
Acquisitions of the Month: February 2019
A Peter Doig landscape, a Banksy banknote, and a rare Rembrandt have entered public collections recently
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?
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
Acquisitions of the Month: January 2019
A medieval book coffer and a painting by Rembrandt’s teacher are among the top recent museum acquisitions
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?