Hurvin Anderson in his studio.

In the studio with… Hurvin Anderson

The painter is currently commuting to a studio in his garden and has an encyclopaedia of palm trees close at hand

26 Apr 2021
Idris Khan photographed at Victoria Miro, London, in 2021.

In the studio with… Idris Khan

While preparing for his latest show at Victoria Miro, the artist listened to Max Richter’s remix of the Four Seasons on repeat

20 Apr 2021

In the studio with… Caroline Walker

The Scottish painter Caroline Walker offers a glimpse inside her north London studio – where she’s kept company by slugs, spiders and cuddly toys

15 Apr 2021

In the studio with… Rana Begum

The artist recently moved into a new studio overlooking a cemetery in Hackney – the view’s great, but there is a minor mosquito problem

14 Apr 2021
Essential retail: a view of Lucy Sparrow’s Bourdon Street Chemist (2021).

The UK’s commercial galleries are open again – and here are the shows not to miss in London this month

Apollo’s editors pick out the shows they’re most looking forward to visiting in coming weeks

12 Apr 2021

Seven cultural escapes if you’re stuck in the UK all summer

You’re not going abroad this summer – but you can still have a holiday with an artistic twist

25 Mar 2021
Gloomy forecast: at a protest against job cuts in the culture sector in summer 2020.

Has the UK government abandoned the arts?

Former arts minister Ed Vaizey and leading culture writer Charlotte Higgins on whether the government should be doing more for the hard-hit arts sector

26 Feb 2021

Apollo and the Warburg Institute present ‘Cinema and the Museum’

Register now for the next event in our ‘Museums of the Mind’ series – John Akomfrah, Emilie Bickerton and Deborah N. Landis in conversation with Fatema Ahmed about ‘Cinema and the Museum’

26 Feb 2021
Little Girl in a Large Red Hat (c. 1881), Mary Cassatt. Princeton University Art Museum

Acquisitions of the month: January 2021

One of Mary Cassatt’s sensitive portraits of childhood is among this month’s highlights – along with the Trump Baby blimp

13 Feb 2021
The old Royal High School, Edinburgh.

From the Apollo archives – Gavin Stamp on the sorry saga of Edinburgh’s Royal High School

As the future of one of Edinburgh’s greatest buildings hangs in the balance, we republish Gavin Stamp’s call from 2015 to preserve its architectural integrity

11 Feb 2021
Lockdown Lisa: La Gioconda as a jigsaw.

Seven fiendish art jigsaws that will see you through lockdown

Thousands of paintings have been snipped up into jigsaws – but some are infinitely more puzzling than others

5 Feb 2021
Installation view of ‘David Bowie Is’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 2013.

Has the blockbuster exhibition had its day?

In our pandemic-stricken world, vast, crowd-pleasing exhibitions are out of the question for museums. But will sell-out shows ever return?

1 Feb 2021

Seven music videos that take a cue from art history

Kara Walker’s fountain at Tate Modern plays a starring role in FKA Twigs’ new video – and it’s not the first artwork to have a brush with the charts

27 Jan 2021
Gothic revival? The vaccine queue at Salisbury Cathedral

Six heritage hotspots dishing out Covid vaccines

It’s nigh-on impossible to get a decent dose of culture right now – unless you’re signed up for a jab at a museum

21 Jan 2021
Zola on trial (1898), Maurice Feuillet.

Acquisitions of the Month: December 2020

Courtroom sketches from the trials of Alfred Dreyfus and of Émile Zola are among this month’s highlights – along with a major collection of arms and armour

7 Jan 2021

Can historic houses tell more stories than they have done?

All the evidence suggests that the real challenge for historic properties is to present a much fuller and more complex account of the past

4 Jan 2021

Arty films and books to look forward to in 2021

From a Netflix flick about the Sutton Hoo dig to a study of women’s self-portraits – the must-see movies and a first reading list for art lovers

4 Jan 2021
Dante (detail; c. 1448–49), Andrea del Castagno.

The major art anniversaries to look out for in 2021

Plans for exhibitions and events may be up in the air, but the anniversaries they mark are fixed in the calendar

1 Jan 2021
Detail of Two Hills (2020), Annie Morris’s screenprint for Make a Wish UK

Silver linings – artists share their hopeful moments from 2020

Annie Morris, Sunil Gupta, Edmund de Waal and other artists reflect on what’s made them feel a little more positive this year

28 Dec 2020

Bill restituting artefacts to Benin and Senegal passes into French law

The French parliament has finalised the restitution of 26 artefacts to the Republic of Benin and one to Senegal. Speaking…

18 Dec 2020
Untitled (Finlayson Point) (early 1930s), Emily Carr.

Acquisitions of the Month: November 2020

Canadian landscapes by Emily Carr and a major fresco by Tiepolo are among this month’s highlights

15 Dec 2020
The Supper at Emmaus (c. 1530), Titian.

Are the Old Masters more indispensable than ever?

Caroline Campbell and Michael Prodger consider the particular forms of escape that historic paintings can offer in uncertain times

23 Nov 2020
Landscape near Arnhem (1900–01), Piet Mondrian.

Acquisitions of the Month: October 2020

A group of Dutch drawings and a collection of pre-cinematic devices are among this month’s highlights

16 Nov 2020
‘Dragon’ dish, Yongzheng period (1723–35), China.

Highlights of Asian Art in London – East Asian art

The spotlight falls on art from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia in the second half of the event

27 Oct 2020