Quickeners (film still)

The Sobey Art Award shortlist has been announced

Five artists are in the running for Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize

1 Jun 2016

How Tate Modern transformed London – and beyond

As Tate Modern’s new extension is unveiled, leading curators, museum directors, and critics consider how the institution has shaped the audience for art since it first opened

31 May 2016

Would Brexit destabilise the art market?

Would a ‘leave’ vote spell disaster for the UK’s thriving art trade, or open up new opportunities to it? Two experts debate the question

31 May 2016
John and Minnie Constable looking into the fire ‘All Hallows Eve’ (John Constable, Minnie Constable)

Acquisitions of the Month: May 2016

May’s acquisitions include rare signed etchings by Picasso and photography by the Victorian pioneer Oscar Gustav Rejlander

30 May 2016
Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes has announced that he will step down in August.

‘Museums will have a strong future.’ Wim Pijbes moves on from the Rijksmuseum

We spoke to the outgoing Rijksmuseum director about the internet, Old Masters, and art by the seaside as he prepares for a new role at the Museum Voorlinden

21 May 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture’ by Stijin Alsteens & Adam Eaker

20 May 2016
Jamie Fitzpatrick, Catlin Art Prize

Art history creeps into the XL Catlin Art Prize

Figurative art is making a comeback, if this year’s shortlist of promising early-career artists is anything to go by

16 May 2016

François Morellet (1926–2016)

François Morellet, one of France’s most illustrious artists, has died at the age of 90

11 May 2016
Lick and Lather

Acquisitions of the Month: April 2016

The National Portrait Gallery and Pallant House both benefit from the acceptance in lieu scheme, while LACMA gets an impressive new haul

6 May 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Histories of Ornament: From Global to Local’ by Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne (eds.)

6 May 2016
David Attenborough at the Attenborough Arts Centre for the opening of the new gallery.

There’s more to Leicester than football…

What else is going on in the home of the famous Foxes? Culturally, there’s a lot to see

5 May 2016
South London and Maudsley CEO Matthew Patrick with Grayson Perry at the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, London.

The Art Fund’s shortlist for Museum of the Year has been announced

The nominees range from small local museums, to a 100-acre outdoor museum and one of the UK’s biggest institutions

29 Apr 2016

Is London’s skyscraper boom damaging the city?

Peter Murray and Gillian Darley debate whether London’s changing skyline is leaching the city’s history

27 Apr 2016

Book Competition

Your chance to win ‘The Fitzwilliam Museum: A History’, by Lucilla Burn

22 Apr 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art’, published to accompany the current exhibition at the National Gallery, London

8 Apr 2016

Acquisitions of the Month: March 2016

Bonnie Prince Charlie makes a triumphant return to Edinburgh, while the NGA add hundreds of works to its huge collection

7 Apr 2016

Is it time to reform art export in the UK?

Christopher Brown and Bendor Grosvenor debate the pros and cons of the current UK export licensing system

29 Mar 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Vigée Le Brun’ by Joseph Baillio, Katharine Baetjer and Paul Lang

18 Mar 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt’

4 Mar 2016
The James Goldstein House, designed by John Lautner.

Acquisitions of the Month: February 2016

LACMA just acquired an entire house – and no ordinary house at that

3 Mar 2016

‘This is what we can do in an encyclopaedic museum’

Sheena Wagstaff on the Met’s ambitious plans for the Breuer building

1 Mar 2016

TEFAF Talk: ‘Show Your Wound’ at The Arts Club, London

From Christian icon paintings to extreme contemporary performances, images of suffering are a source of fascination to people. Why?

24 Feb 2016

Book Competition

Your chance to win ‘Gothic Ivories: Calouste Gulbenkian Collection’

19 Feb 2016

TEFAF Talk: Open Furniture at The Wallace Collection, London

Find out why the Wallace Collection’s historic furniture is so highly prized – while enjoying a free breakfast…

10 Feb 2016