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
The nayika and the black buck the workshop of the Guler artist Chhajju at Chamba. Francesca Galloway (price on application)

Highlights of Asian Art in London – Indian and Islamic Art

Reimagined for its 23rd edition, the event is now split into two sections – with the first leg focusing on Indian and Islamic art

21 Oct 2020
Mrs Mary Robinson in the Character of a Nun (c. 1780), John Singleton Copley

Acquisitions of the Month: September 2020

A portrait of an 18th-century comedienne and a long-lost manuscript by Gauguin are among this month’s highlights

12 Oct 2020
Five Conversations (2019), Lubaina Himid. Hollybush Gardens at Frieze Sculpture 2020.

The shows must go on – what not to miss during Frieze week this year

There are no tents going up in Regent’s Park this year, but there are still plenty of shows worth visiting. Apollo’s editors select their highlights

8 Oct 2020
Water Birds (1829), Katsushika Hokusai.

Acquisitions of the Month: August 2020

A trove of newly discovered Hokusai drawings and a 17th-century ‘friendship book’ are among this month’s highlights

10 Sep 2020
A contemporary art auction at Strauss & Co in 2019

How Strauss & Co became the global leader for South African art at auction

The auction house has played a leading role in developing international interest in modern and contemporary art from South Africa and beyond

7 Sep 2020

Could museums have done more to protect their employees?

On both sides of the Atlantic, museums are laying off staff in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Gareth Harris and Matt Stromberg consider whether bad decisions have made the situation worse

21 Aug 2020
Greenwood, Mississippi (1973), William Eggleston. Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2020 Eggleston Artistic Trust

Acquisitions of the Month: July 2020

More than 300 photographs at MoMA and an Aboriginal shield in Adelaide are among this month’s highlights

6 Aug 2020
To See and To Know; Future Lovers from A Countervailing Theory (2019), Toyin Ojih Odutola.

Opening season – exhibitions not to miss in the UK this summer

As museums and galleries in the UK reopen, Apollo’s editors pick out the exhibitions they’re most looking forward to visiting

9 Jul 2020

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

Register now for the first event in our ‘Museums of the Mind’ series – Mat Collishaw, Shoair Mavlian and Bill Sherman in conversation with Fatema Ahmed about ‘Photography and the Museum’

6 Jul 2020
Illustration: David Biskup

Could public spaces better serve the public?

Rowan Moore and Tamsin Dillon consider how the events of 2020 might transform our relationship with public space

6 Jul 2020
2330 grammi (detail; 1994), Giuseppe Penone.

Acquisitions of the Month: June 2020

Five decades of drawings by Giuseppe Penone and a dazzling drunkard by Joaquin Sorolla are among this month’s highlights

2 Jul 2020
Gilded statues and ritual objects arranged by Alice S. Kandell

Looking closely at art during lockdown

Philip Hewat-Jaboor, chairman of Masterpiece London, and Tibetan art specialist Alice S. Kandell on spending more time with objects

24 Jun 2020
The Lavergne Family Breakfast (1754), Jean-Etienne Liotard.

Acquisitions of the Month: May 2020

A masterful pastel by Liotard and more than 100 scenes of New York are among this month’s highlights

4 Jun 2020