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
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, stand next to Alejandro Otero, 'Colored Lines on White Background' (1950) © 2016 Scott Rudd

Acquisitions of the month: October

MoMA and the Musée d’Orsay are the big winners: they both received landmark gifts from prominent collectors that will transform their holdings

17 Nov 2016
Gayford and Hockney, A History of Pictures

Interviewing the interviewer – an Apollo podcast special with Martin Gayford

To mark the publication of his new book co-authored with David Hockney, Martin Gayford joins Thomas Marks to discuss his memories of interviewing artists

8 Nov 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win Kenneth Clark Life, Art and Civilisation by James Stourton

4 Nov 2016
Asian Art in London Art Award: The Winners

The Asian Art in London Art Award: The Winners

Apollo presents the winners of this year’s Asian Art in London Art Award

3 Nov 2016

Highlights from Artissima 2016

With over 190 galleries and a number of new initiatives, Artissima’s 23rd edition promises to be bigger and better

1 Nov 2016

Flashback looks set to scale new heights in Turin

With an array of great works on offer, Flashback returns to Turin for what should be a triumphant fourth edition

1 Nov 2016

Asian Art in London Art Award: the shortlist

Apollo presents the shortlist for the Asian Art in London Art Award 2016

31 Oct 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘War Map: Pictorial Conflict Maps 1900-1950’ by Philip Curtis & Jakob Søndergård Pedersen

21 Oct 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘The Paper Zoo: 500 years of Animals in Art’ by Charlotte Sleigh

7 Oct 2016

Acquisitions of the month: September 2016

September sees multiple new additions to museum collections, including the Getty’s record-breaking purchase of a Roman cabinet once owned by a Pope and a King

5 Oct 2016

Top tips for the Tate leadership

Nicholas Serota has carved out an extraordinary cultural leadership role during his 30 years at the Tate. Who can fill his shoes?

30 Sep 2016

The Limbach Commission: What is it and will reforms make a difference?

The Limbach Commission mediates Nazi-looted art restitution disputes – but is it effective?

26 Sep 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Winifred Knights (1899–1947)’ by Sacha Llewellyn

23 Sep 2016