The Apollo podcast: learning from the Old Masters

Thomas Marks talks to Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe from Sotheby’s Institute of Art about how we can deepen our understanding of Old Master paintings

6 Mar 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Blue: the History of a Color’ by Michel Pastoureau (Princeton University Press)

23 Feb 2018
Daimyo armour (18th century), Japan. Private collection, France.

‘This exhibition is about forces enacted on the body’

George Henry Longly discusses his exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, which features eight Japanese armours

19 Feb 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Zurbarán – Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle’ (Frick Collection)

9 Feb 2018
Beach at Portici (detail; 1874), Mariano Fortuny y Marsal. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas

Acquisitions of the month: January 2018

The finest additions to public collections this month include a crop of modern European artworks, from Munch to Mondrian

8 Feb 2018
Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Should Britain stop building museums?

A recent government report says it should – but with limited public funding available, can Britain’s existing museums grow?

29 Jan 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Gustav Klimt at Home’ by Patrick Bade (Frances Lincoln)

26 Jan 2018
Camillo Borghese (c. 1810), François-Pascal-Simon Gérard. Courtesy of The Frick Collection, New York

Acquisitions of the month: December 2017

Last month’s acquisitions include a portrait of a hirsute lady, and a major purchase for the Frick

13 Jan 2018

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels’ by Christopher Lloyd (Thames & Hudson)

12 Jan 2018
Eugene Thaw

Eugene Thaw (1927–2018)

Eugene Thaw, the collector of drawings and celebrated art dealer, has died at the age of 90

9 Jan 2018
Artist Gillian Wearing with a model of her statue of Millicent Fawcett. Photograph: Caroline Teo/GLA/PA

The major art anniversaries to look out for in 2018

Expect celebrations of Cubism, universal suffrage, architects and art collectors in the coming year

5 Jan 2018
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Do we still need UNESCO?

The US is withdrawing from UNESCO (again) at the end of 2018. Has this international body outlived its usefulness?

2 Jan 2018
The Hayward Gallery, London, 2017, photo: Morley von Sternberg

‘The most substantial Kunsthalle in London’

Ralph Rugoff, the director of the Hayward Gallery, explains what the revamped brutalist building has to offer artists and audiences

2 Jan 2018

The Apollo podcast: Ralph Taylor

Thomas Marks talks to the head of post-war and contemporary art at Bonhams about how the market is shaping up for 2018

21 Dec 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Leonard Rosoman’ by Tanya Harrod (Royal Academy of Arts)

21 Dec 2017
Jonathan Yeo

The Apollo podcast: Jonathan Yeo

Thomas Marks talks to Jonathan Yeo about the artist’s first sculpture – created using Virtual Reality

17 Dec 2017
Robin Hood Gardens, completed in 1972, designed by Alison and Peter Smithson. Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Acquisitions of the month: November 2017

This month’s acquisitions include a hoard of Soviet nonconformist art, a significant example of brutalist architecture, and a Danish masterpiece

8 Dec 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Käthe Kollwitz in Dresden’ (Paul Holberton; £30)

8 Dec 2017

‘Sculpture is part of the public realm’

Mark Handforth discusses his commission for the ICA Miami’s new home – and the city’s thriving art scene

5 Dec 2017
Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Should we be worried about the future of small galleries?

Following a flurry of closures, is the future bleak for small galleries – or might new initiatives serve to rejuvenate them

27 Nov 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘On Weaving’ by Anni Albers (Princeton University Press)

24 Nov 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900’ (Yale University Press)

10 Nov 2017
Imperial dragon and lotus decorated bowl stand, China, Yongle period (1403–24).

The Asian Art in London Art Awards 2017: The Winners

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

9 Nov 2017
The Galloway Hoard

Acquisitions of the month: October 2017

A hoard of Viking-era treasures has gone to the National Museums Scotland, while the Towner Art Gallery has secured an impressive contemporary installation

6 Nov 2017