Louise Nicholson is a freelance arts writer and Apollo contributor

Exterior of the Stony Island Arts Bank

Celebrating the diversity of Chicago’s cultural landscape

The Terra Foundation’s year-long cultural programme shines a spotlight on the ‘third coast’ of America

2 Aug 2018
Pectoral disc (19th century), Ghana, Asante peoples

The great West African kingdom that made its mark in gold

An exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art places the powerfully symbolic gold objects of the Asante peoples centre stage

16 Jul 2018

Approaching the divine at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

An exhibition at the Asian Art Museum asks visitors to consider what it means to represent divinity in human form

21 Jun 2018
The Paston Treasure (c. 1663), unknown artist (Dutch School). Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK.

The mystery of The Paston Treasure painting

Who was the artist commissioned to record the Paston family’s collection – and what was the purpose of the painting?

20 Apr 2018
The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, 2017.

How contemporary initiatives are reviving historic sites in Rajasthan

A sculpture park in a hill fort and a mansion showing Indian crafts are just two signs of the region’s cultural renaissance

11 Apr 2018
The Gale, Winslow Homer, Worcester Art Museum

The quiet transformation of the Worcester Art Museum

The Massachusetts institution is a small museum with a world-class collection – and it may even have a Leonardo

31 Mar 2018

A confident return for Asia Week New York

Galleries, auction houses and museums come together to celebrate ancient and modern Asian art

16 Mar 2018
He Kills Me (1987), Donald Moffett

A trip along the East Coast of the United States

From post-war German art at Harvard to Leonardo at the Worcester Art Museum, here are some gems beyond the blockbuster exhibitions

1 Jan 2018
Portrait of John G. Johnson (1917), Conrad F. Haeseler. Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Miss Julia W. Frick and Sidney W. Frick

Rediscovering a priceless collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A century after it was left to the city of Philadelphia, John G. Johnson’s art collection continues to surprise

13 Nov 2017
Self-Portrait (detail; c. 1650–55), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. © The Frick Collection

Face to face with Murillo at the Frick

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s rare and inventive portraits are on display in New York after a major research and conservation project

9 Nov 2017
The Partition Museum in Amritsar's Town Hall

Inside India’s first Partition Museum

Millions were displaced and hundreds of thousands killed in the Partition of India. Seventy years on, a new museum addresses the tragedy

10 Aug 2017
Anish Kapoor’s Descension in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York. Photo: James Ewing, Public Art Fund, NY © Anish Kapoor, 2017

Anish Kapoor causes a stir in New York

New York’s Public Art Fund celebrates its 40th birthday with commissions by Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor

5 Jul 2017
Stracci Italiani (2007), Michelangelo Pistoletto

A new home for post-war Italian art

Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu talk about sharing their collection at their new art space, Magazzino

17 Jun 2017
The Video Gallery at 21c Nashville. Photo: Mike Schwartz. Courtesy 21c Museum Hotels

An artistic tour of Nashville, Tennessee

If you think Nashville is all about music, think again. The city has a host of historic buildings and house museums, and now boasts its own ‘museum hotel’

14 Jun 2017
Gandhi's funeral. Crowds gathered between Birla House and the cremation ground, throwing flowers (1948), Henri Cartier-Bresson. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

How Henri Cartier-Bresson bore witness to Gandhi’s death

The photographer met with Gandhi just hours before his assassination – and recorded an event that shook the world

31 May 2017
Rendering of glass staircase in the Tiffany Gallery, Fourth Floor, New-York Historical Society. Courtesy Eva Jiřičná Architects

Remaking history in New York

New galleries mean a fresh start for the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library

21 Apr 2017
Aerial view of the museum. Courtesy the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

How Kansas City got its magnificent museum

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art built its collection from scratch in the 1930s, and is still going strong today

7 Apr 2017
Queen Charlotte (1771), Johan Joseph Zoffany. Royal Collection Trust, UK, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

How three foreign women transformed the British monarchy

An enlightening new exhibition explores the legacy of three Hanoverian princesses, who married into the British royal family and completely redefined its culture

28 Feb 2017
Baggage Claim (2010), Jitish Kallat. Centre Pompidou, Paris

Jitish Kallat’s long meditation on life and death in the city

The Indian artist’s global success has not been fully appreciated at home – until now

7 Feb 2017
Madame Noblet (1897), Medardo Rosso.

There’s much more to St Louis than the memory of the World’s Fair

The city’s museums are flourishing, with top exhibitions – including a major Medardo Rosso show

16 Jan 2017
Carudatta Presenting a Pearl Necklace to Vasantesena, (c. 1952), Y. G. Srimati.

Old Master drawings, Tiffany mosaics, and the best Indian art

From the highly anticipated Pacific Standard Time to New York’s famous art fairs, there’s plenty to see across the USA in 2017

31 Dec 2016
Jagdish Mittal, founder of the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, Hyderabad

One man’s lifelong devotion to Indian art

Jagdish Mittal, who has amassed one of the world’s finest collections of Indian art, discusses his dedication to art and instinctive approach to collecting

27 Dec 2016
Rama kills the demon warrior Makaraksha in combat. From a manuscript of the Ramayana (c. 1790), India; Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Guler. Photo © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

An epic exhibition for an epic subject

Clever staging, excellent exhibits and a timeless story combine to make the Asian Art Museum’s Ramayana exhibition a great success

23 Dec 2016
Looking at Matisse Today: A Symposium, 2016. © The Barnes Foundation. Photo by Keristin Gaber

Baltimore and Philadelphia’s colourful tribute to Matisse

Between them the Barnes Foundation and the Baltimore Museum of Art have an enviable set of works by Matisse – and their exhibitions and events reflect this

21 Nov 2016