Lampi (Flashes) (detail; 1909–10), Luigi Russolo. Galleria dello Scudo at Flashback

Flashback to the future

For its fifth edition, Turin’s Flashback art fair has taken a sci-fi turn

31 Oct 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage’

27 Oct 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Cats in Art’ by Desmond Morris (Reaktion Books)

13 Oct 2017
Green Eye of the Pyramid (1993–97), Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. Gift of Lisa Shaffer Anderson and Dudley Buist Anderson

Acquisitions of the month: September 2017

The Chrysler Museum celebrated its biggest gift in decades last month, while the Met acquired an extremely unusual coffin

5 Oct 2017
Rob and Nick Carter with Thomas Marks

The Apollo podcast: Rob and Nick Carter

Thomas Marks talks to artists Rob and Nick Carter about their Yoga Photograms series

29 Sep 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Charles Tunnicliffe, Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné’ by Robert Meyrick and Harry Heuser (Royal Academy of Arts)

29 Sep 2017

Is the system for protecting historic buildings working?

The procedures for protecting England’s historic buildings are now 70 years old. Is the system still fit for purpose?

25 Sep 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio’ by Sophie Bowness (Tate Publishing)

15 Sep 2017

The Apollo 40 Under 40 Global launch, in pictures

Celebrating the new, global edition of the Apollo 40 Under 40 at the Garden Museum on Thursday evening

8 Sep 2017
Rob Weisberg, CEO of Invaluable

Why it’s time for auction houses to start talking to each other

Rob Weisberg, CEO of Invaluable, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the auction sector

6 Sep 2017
The Fortress of Königstein from the North (around 1756–58), Bernardo Bellotto. © The National Gallery, London

Acquisitions of the month: August 2017

This month’s acquisitions include a major collection of African art, a treasure from Queen Victoria’s personal collection, and a beautiful 18th-century landscape

1 Sep 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ’Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed’ (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

1 Sep 2017
Do museums need to be more socially engaged? Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Do museums need to be more socially engaged?

Alistair Hudson and Elisabeth Callihan ask whether today’s museums could be more useful

28 Aug 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Gainsborough: A Portrait’ by James Hamilton (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

18 Aug 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Highland Retreats: The Architecture and Interiors of Scotland’s Romantic North’ by Mary Miers (Rizzoli)

4 Aug 2017
Head of a Young Man (detail; c. 1539–40), Girolamo Mazzola, called Parmigianino

Acquisitions of the month: July 2017

This month’s acquisitions include a rare portrait by Richard Wilson, the Edward Hopper archive and an exceptional group of drawings

2 Aug 2017
Harold M. Williams. Image courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust

Harold M. Williams (1928–2017)

The founding president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust has died at the age of 89

1 Aug 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe’ by Peter Björn Kerber (Getty Publications)

21 Jul 2017
Amanda Levete

The Apollo podcast: Amanda Levete

Thomas Marks talks to architect Amanda Levete about the V&A’s Exhibition Road Quarter, designed by her practice AL_A

19 Jul 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Sargent: The Watercolours’ by Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray (Dulwich Picture Gallery)

7 Jul 2017
Mrs Pinckney and the Emancipated Birds of South Carolina (detail; 2017), Yinka Shonibare. Yale Center for British Art. Photo: Stephen White

Acquisitions of the month: June 2017

A huge collection of Diane Arbus photographs heads for Ontario, and the Getty finally gets its Parmigianino

6 Jul 2017
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Do the prices at auction muddy our interpretation of art?

In May, a painting by Basquiat sold at auction for $110.5m. But when does money overtake other judgements?

26 Jun 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Ravilious and Co: The Pattern of Friendship’, by Andy Friend (Thames & Hudson)

23 Jun 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art world responds to the UK election; Michel Houellebecq discusses his ‘French Bashing’ exhibition; and is Kate Middleton a skater girl now?

13 Jun 2017