British Museum launches public appeal for the return of stolen objects

Plus: Buddha sculpture stolen from Bakarat Gallery, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco sues its architect, and the rest of the week’s top stories

29 Sep 2023

Four things to see: rococo

Emerging in France in the 1720s, this new style gave artists free rein to be as over the top as they liked

29 Sep 2023

Four things to see: the Autumn equinox

The end of summer might provoke sadness for some but the changing colours of the landscape have captivated artists for centuries

22 Sep 2023

In the studio with… Claudette Johnson

The painter works on several pieces at a time with the occasional break to use her skipping rope

19 Sep 2023

London Sculpture Week takes a community first approach

The second edition of the event aims to reach the widest possible audience with a programme of free events

19 Sep 2023

Journey through South Africa’s architectural legacy at the Biennale Architettura 2023

The country’s national pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2023 explores how architecture has shaped social structures and communities

18 Sep 2023

Wrestling with Michelangelo

Achim Gnann of the Albertina Museum gets to grips with sketches that show the artist embracing a dynamic new style

18 Sep 2023

Four things to see: Darwin’s discoveries

On the 188th anniversary of the HMS Beagle landing on the Galápagos Islands, we take a look at four artworks and objects that tell the story of evolution

14 Sep 2023

Four things to see: public sculpture

From a giant billiard table to a three storey concrete house, we take a look at some of the most compelling public artworks in recent history

8 Sep 2023

In the studio with… Ranjani Shettar

The Indian sculptor lives and works in a remote rural village where she has to contend with regular power cuts and monsoon downpours

5 Sep 2023

Four things to see: the patrons who transformed the arts

From Scipione Borghese to Peggy Guggenheim, collectors have long supported the careers of the world’s most influential artists

1 Sep 2023

How a leopard stool from Cameroon got its spots

This beaded seat represents the might of a monarch – and his global reach, says Kristen Windmuller-Luna of the Cleveland Museum of Art

1 Sep 2023

Four things to see: The art of exploration

On the anniversary of Captain Cook’s first voyage to Australia, we consider the history of exploration through four objects including a map of sea monsters and a robot used for navigation

25 Aug 2023

Four things to see: The power of the witch

How tales of witchcraft have spellbound artists and makers for centuries

18 Aug 2023
Jackson Pollock drip painting

Four things to see: Abstract Expressionism

On the anniversary of Jackson Pollock’s death, we look beyond the legend of the artist to the many other figures whose work defined the movement

11 Aug 2023

Hartwig Fischer to step down as director of the British Museum

Plus: Russian missiles have damaged Odesa Cathedral and Joop Sanders (1921–2023)

30 Jul 2023

Four things to see: The moon landing

To mark the anniversary of Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the moon, we take a look at four objects inspired by our beloved satellite

21 Jul 2023

In the studio with… Zadie Xa

The mythology-mad artist magics up textiles, paintings and sculptures while surrounded by Korean masks and other miscellany – including the ashes of her late dog, Chicho

19 Jul 2023

Four things to see: The art of revolution

On this year’s Bastille Day, we have selected four works that capture the spirit of revolution

14 Jul 2023

In the studio with… Flora Yukhnovich

The painter enjoys a bird’s-eye view from her high-rise studio, where she works among paint-encrusted books and a surprisingly large stack of bridal magazines

11 Jul 2023

Institutions cut ties with David Adjaye after sexual misconduct allegations

Plus: report outlines destruction of cultural property in Sudan and Michael Kauffmann (1931–2023)

9 Jul 2023

Four things to see: Expressionism

From Käthe Kollwitz to Edvard Munch and beyond, this week take a look at some of the key figures of this important movement

7 Jul 2023

Four things to see: Pride

How artists have depicted homosexuality at various points in history

30 Jun 2023

Four things to see: Midsummer

The mystical associations and strange rituals of the summer solstice have captured the imaginations of artists for centuries

23 Jun 2023