Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 24

Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘Canyon’ joins five of his other combines at MoMA, while the Art Gallery of New South Wales acquires an Ed Ruscha

24 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 23

Theo Wormland’s collection of Surrealist art has been on loan to the Pinakothek der Moderne for 30 years. In 2013 it was bequeathed to the museum

23 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 22

Acquired at auction, this unusually large painting by Hopper joins a group of the artist’s works on paper already in the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art

22 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 21

Paul Jacoulet is among the few Western artists to master the Japanese art of ukiyo-e. A collection of his work goes to the Musée du Quai Branly

21 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 20

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens have acquired 13 pieces of furniture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

20 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 19

This important late work by Corot was left to the British nation by Lucian Freud, who specifically intended it for the National Gallery

19 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 18

This 15m scroll illustrates scenes from US Commodore Matthew Perry’s diplomatic visit to Japan in 1854, and reveals an amusing clash of cultures

18 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 17

‘I am told I got it to look better than anything I have yet done,’ said Constable of this iconic painting of Salisbury Cathedral

17 Dec 2013

Book Competition

Apollo’s latest book competition offers you the chance to win ‘Michelangelo: His Epic Life’ by Martin Gayford

17 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 16

Its last owner had been using it as a television stand – now, this exquisite Japanese maki-e chest has a home at the Rijksmuseum

16 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 15

The Meadows Museum has acquired a virtuoso piece of baroque Spanish devotional sculpture by Juan Alonso Villabrille y Ron

15 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 14

As an early example of Fragonard’s work, this painting of Aurora is extremely rare. It has been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

14 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 13

‘Extreme Unction’, a measured masterpiece from Poussin’s first series of the Seven Sacraments, has been acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum

13 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 12

57 paintings from the collection of Sir Denis Mahon have been assigned to UK museums. This modello by Giordano goes to the National Gallery

12 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 11

The acquisition of Veronese’s ‘Venus Disarming Cupid’ for the Worcester Art Museum was described by the director as a ‘game changer’

11 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 10

Michael Wellby’s bequest to the Ashmolean Museum includes close to 500 Renaissance and baroque pieces of silver and other rarities

10 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 9

This gem of a painting by Paul Bril depicts Saint Jerome in a mountainous landscape and was recently acquired by the Mauritshuis

9 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 8

This bust of Saint John the Baptist was recovered from a cache of Nazi-looted art, and now enters the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

8 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 7

The Getty has acquired one of Lieven van Lathem’s most important illuminated manuscripts, ‘The Roman de Gillion de Trazegnies’

7 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 6

Only 20–30 Netherlandish paintings are known to survive from the early 1400s. The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen recently acquired one

6 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 5

Decorative ceramic censer stands were used in Maya ceremonies. Two exceptional examples have entered the Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth

5 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 4

This tiered relief depicting the 12 tribes of Israel is a superlative addition to the Musée de Cluny’s impressive holdings of ivories

4 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 3

This alabaster head is known as Miriam, and is among 374 ancient artefacts from Tamna, Yemen given to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery this year

3 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 2

This rare YHD drachm is one of 1,200 silver coins dating from 5th–4th century BC gifted to the Israel Museum this year

2 Dec 2013