Photo: Andreas Laszlo Konrath; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

‘It’s hard to figure out why Giacometti is so good’

Carol Bove on Alberto Giacometti, the Venice Biennale, and being ‘spiritually Swiss’

17 Apr 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Stanley Spencer: Looking to heaven’, edited by John Spencer (Unicorn Press)

13 Apr 2017
Selection of archival material from the Max Beckmann Bequest. Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Max Beckmann Archiv

Acquisitions of the month: March 2017

The finest new additions to public art collections, from rare Fabergé animals in London to Canadian masterpieces in Ottawa

5 Apr 2017
Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene (1864), Simeon Solomon. Courtesy of Tate

Eight art events to get to in April

Highlights include shows devoted to Botticelli, Balla, and Walker Evans, and Tate’s ‘Queer British Art’ exhibition

4 Apr 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London’, edited by Julius Bryant and Susan Weber

31 Mar 2017
Illustration by Anja Sušanj/Dutch Uncle

Is Documenta exploiting the economic crisis in Athens?

This year Documenta will be split between Kassel and Athens. Is this ‘crisis tourism’ or will it spotlight the city’s overlooked contemporary art scene?

27 Mar 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Silk, Porcelain and Lacquer’ by Teresa Canopa

17 Mar 2017

TEFAF video: an unholy alliance – conflict or symbiosis?

Watch a TEFAF Talk about the relationship between museums and the art trade

12 Mar 2017
Mad About Surrealism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Where to go when you leave TEFAF Maastricht

If you’re visiting the fair, why not expand your horizons and head to these nearby art events, too?

9 Mar 2017
Frances Morris will take over from Chris Dercon as director of Tate Modern later this year.

Are things looking up for women in the arts?

Women artists have long been underrepresented on the world stage. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate some notable recent attempts at change

8 Mar 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Rogues’ Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers’ by Philip Hook

3 Mar 2017

Acquisitions of the month: February 2017

The finest new additions to public art collections, from a late medieval altarpiece panel, to 62 works of art by contemporary African American artists

1 Mar 2017
Big Springs in Yellowstone Park (1872), Thomas Moran. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Ten art events to get to in March

This month’s exhibition highlights include a major Rodin centenary exhibition and the National Gallery’s pairing of Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo

28 Feb 2017

Is the Bilbao effect over?

How has the Guggenheim Bilbao changed the city in the 20 years since it opened – and should other cities still try to copy its example?

27 Feb 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘America’s National Gallery of Art’ by Philip Kopper

17 Feb 2017
Detail of Folies-Bergère, La Loïe Fuller (1893), Jules Chéret.

Acquisitions of the month: January 2017

The finest new additions to public art collections, from a Czech Surrealist masterpiece, to a collection of 800 rare Japanese prints

7 Feb 2017
Head of an Actor (detail; c. 1844-64), Utagawa Kunisada. © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Nine art events to get to in February

The exhibition highlights and museum openings not to miss this month

6 Feb 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time’ by Susan Grace Galassi

3 Feb 2017
Thomas Marks in conversation with Idris Khan at the New Art Gallery, Walsall

The Apollo podcast: Idris Khan

Thomas Marks talks to artist Idris Khan as the largest exhibition of his works to date goes on display at the New Art Gallery in Walsall

2 Feb 2017
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Are artists’ estates too protective of artists’ reputations?

How far should estates seek to control public perceptions of an artist’s life and work?

30 Jan 2017
Statue of Maya and Merit, c. 1320 BC, Egyptian, Saqqara. Dutch National Museum of Antiquities

Why scan a crocodile?

The refurbished Egyptian galleries at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities have thrown up a few surprises – including 50 mummified baby crocodiles

30 Jan 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work’ by Nicola Gordon Bowe

23 Jan 2017
Charing Cross Bridge: Fog on the Thames (1903), Claude Monet. © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Eight art events to get to this month

The exhibition highlights and museum openings not to miss in January

10 Jan 2017
Alabaster Figure of the Virgin and Child, 14th Century. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Acquisitions of the month: December 2016

The finest new additions to public art collections, from a rare ancient carved gem, to William Orpen’s beautifully illustrated hand-written letters

7 Jan 2017