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

Book competition

Your chance to win a copy of the Metropolitan Museum’s ‘Jerusalem, 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven’

6 Jan 2017
Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller at home in Geneva.

Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller (1930–2016)

Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, the leading tribal art collector and international museum patron, has died at the age of 86

4 Jan 2017

John Berger (1926–2017)

The celebrated art critic and novelist has died at the age of 90

2 Jan 2017

10 things we didn’t expect in 2016

It’s been a memorable year in the art world for all sorts of reasons…

29 Dec 2016
In 2017, the world's museums are marking 100 years since the death of Auguste Rodin

Ten major art anniversaries to look out for in 2017

It’s been 100 years since the deaths of Rodin and Degas; 500 years since Martin Luther’s 95 Theses; and 2,000 years since the death of Ovid…

26 Dec 2016
Does Brussels need the Pompidou? Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Does Brussels need the Pompidou?

The idea to bring the Pompidou to Brussels has been met with scepticism: will it just be a tourist attraction or will it enhance the city’s cultural scene?

19 Dec 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts’ by Christopher de Hamel, published by Allen Lane (£30)

16 Dec 2016
On Form and Fiction (1990), Steven Campbell. Installation view: 'GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland', at the Scottish National Gallery, 2014. Photo: John McKenzie

Acquisitions of the month: November 2016

The finest new additions to public art collections, from a large group of Cuban art in Miami, to G. F. Watts’ celebrated portrait of Violet Lindsay

8 Dec 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win Apollo’s Book of the Year 2016, ‘The Print Before Photography: An introduction to European printmaking 1550–1820’ by Antony Griffiths

2 Dec 2016

Is the destruction of cultural property a war crime?

The first prosecution for destroying cultural heritage at the ICC has led some critics to ask if war crimes against people should come first

28 Nov 2016
Fifty Days at Iliam Shades of Achilles, Patroclus and Hector (1978), Cy Twombly © Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Cy Twombly the Francophile

Cy Twombly’s longstanding collaborator Nicola Del Roscio discusses the artist’s love of French culture and the work of the Cy Twombly Foundation

21 Nov 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Dutch and Flemish Paintings: Dulwich Picture Gallery’ by Ellinoor Bergvelt and Michiel Jonker

18 Nov 2016