Left: Untitled, 1988, Magdalene Odundo. Middle: Black figure neck amphora with Ariadne dancing with satyrs, 550-540BC. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Right: Untitled, 1989, Magdalene Odundo.

‘I’m looking at history and the human need to make things’ – an interview with Magdalene Odundo

The ceramic artist is showing her own work alongside historic pieces from all over the world

28 Jan 2019
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Is the US trustee system good for museums?

Are volunteer board members a useful source of good will and money, or do they tie museums to the whims of the wealthy?

28 Jan 2019
The Barnes Series VI, Steir

‘The paint makes its own image’ – an interview with Pat Steir

The artist’s ‘Waterfall’ series is about the movement of water, the movement of paint – and the painter’s own moves around the canvas

22 Jan 2019
Progress (The Advance of Civilization) (1853), Asher B. Durand. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Acquisitions of the month: December 2018

A Midwestern epic painting and minimalist marvels were among the top works to enter museum collections last month

11 Jan 2019
Figure (19th–20th century), Togo/Ewe or Fon (river Mono?).

Beyond the blockbusters – five more shows to catch in 2019

Highlights include a celebration of Cosimo de’ Medici at the Uffizi and ceramics from Africa at the Design Museum in Munich

11 Jan 2019
Erika Balsom

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Erika Balsom

Gabrielle Schwarz talks to the critic and scholar Erika Balsom about her experience working between the worlds of art and cinema

10 Jan 2019

Book competition

Your chance to win Stone to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

4 Jan 2019
Man in Oriental Dress, (1635), Rembrandt van Rijn, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The major art anniversaries to look out for in 2019

From Leonardo to the Prado, and from the Bauhaus to the birth of John Ruskin, 2019 is full of significant anniversaries

2 Jan 2019
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Is it too late to save Venice?

In the wake of some of the worst flooding in recent history, and with its population in decline, the city is in troubled waters

2 Jan 2019

Book competition

Your chance to win Fuseli: Drama and Theatre by Eva Reifert

14 Dec 2018

The Apollo podcast: social media and the art market

Thomas Marks talks to Paul Melton from Sotheby’s Institute of Art about the impact of Instagram and other social media platforms on the art market

14 Dec 2018
View across Lake Seeberg to the Muntigalm (1778), Caspar Wolf.

Acquisitions of the Month: November 2018

A major collection of Swiss art and an early Dutch genre painting are among this month’s top acquisitions

7 Dec 2018
Zoe Whitley

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Zoe Whitley

Gabrielle Schwarz talks to Zoe Whitley, curator of international art at Tate Modern, about different approaches to exhibition-making

3 Dec 2018

Book competition

Win a copy of Hokusai Manga (Thames & Hudson)

30 Nov 2018

Should paintings be conserved in public?

Rembrandt’s Night Watch is set to be restored in front of visitors. Should we welcome the growing prevalence of public conservation?

29 Nov 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Drawing Architecture’ by Helen Thomas (Phaidon)

16 Nov 2018
Kreuzwegstation, Hermann Nitsch

Acquisitions of the month: October 2018

Major Native American and contemporary Austrian art collections are among this month’s top museum acquisitions

9 Nov 2018

The Asian Art in London Art Awards 2018: The Winners

Apollo presents the winners of this year’s Asian Art in London Art Awards

2 Nov 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods by Christine Burgin (ed.)

1 Nov 2018
Uragano (Hurricane; 1938), Arturo Martini.

Cross-cultural connections at Flashback 2018

Preview highlights from the sixth edition of the fair in Turin, which takes its premise from a sci-fi novel by Chad Oliver

1 Nov 2018
Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens (still; 1922), dir. F. W. Murnau.

Seven Halloween horror films for art historians

From Nosferatu to the Scream franchise – Apollo’s editors select some arty horror movies

30 Oct 2018
Stone inscription of early kufic script

Rethinking Islamic art at the British Museum

Two curators at the British Museum, Ladan Akbarnia and Venetia Porter, discuss the displays at the new Gallery of the Islamic World

29 Oct 2018
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Are the principles set out for identifying Nazi-looted art fit for purpose?

On the 20th anniversary of the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art, their effectiveness is up for debate

29 Oct 2018
Jasmina Cibic

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Jasmina Cibic

Artist Jasmina Cibic talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about her work exploring the role of culture in politics

25 Oct 2018