Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine (1939), Nickolas Muray.

A fresh look at Frida Kahlo

By placing the artist’s possessions next to her portraits, the V&A seeks to reveal the woman behind the icon

13 Jul 2018
Detail of photograph of Jacqueline Lamba and Frida Kahlo in Pátzcuaro, Mexico, in 1938 (photographer unknown)

The alliances formed by Surrealism’s neglected women

How the women artists of Surrealism explored the creative possibilities of friendship

5 Jun 2018
Concrétion humaine oder Coquille se dénouant (1936), Jean (Hans) Arp. Kunstmuseum Winterthur. © Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Zürich

Crossing borders at Turner Contemporary

The word-objects of Jean (Hans) Arp are a reminder of how powerful hybrid forms can be

18 Dec 2017
May 16th, 1941 (1941), Grace Pailthorpe. © Artist's estate. Courtesy of Redfern Gallery, London

The other side of Surrealism

As male Surrealists depicted women as muses, sphinxes, and goddesses, women Surrealists sought to turn this imagery on its head

21 Aug 2017
A New Orleans city worker wears body armour and a face covering as he measures the Jefferson Davis monument on 4 May, 2017, in New Orleans, Loiusiana. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Dismantling America’s monuments to white supremacy

Four Confederate monuments are to be removed from the streets of New Orleans, but their painful legacy endures

10 May 2017

Shaw Thing

A new book on Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ memorial to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry sheds light on its legacy and shortcomings

3 Oct 2013