The modern mysteries of Michaël Borremans

The Belgian painter reveres the Old Masters but is ‘ashamed’ by the state of figurative painting today

5 Mar 2016
Frances Morris will take over from Chris Dercon as director of Tate Modern later this year.

Tate Modern keeps it in the family with new director

The gallery has bucked the trend by appointing an internal candidate to its top job

15 Jan 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Maggie Gray looks forward to British modernists at Tate Britain and Dulwich Picture Gallery, antiquities at the Metropolitan Museum and the Fitzwilliam, and the Queen’s House at 400

3 Jan 2016

Peter Lanyon’s reputation is finally taking off

His gliding pictures at the Courtauld Gallery show an artist in his element

30 Nov 2015

‘We have one heritage.’ Syria’s chief of antiquities calls on Europe for help

‘The dangers surrounding the Syrian archaeological heritage are growing beyond our capabilities’

18 Nov 2015

Sickert at the Seaside: how Dieppe shaped the artist’s work

Camden Town, Venice…and Dieppe. Pallant House explores a forgotten influence on Walter Sickert’s art

1 Oct 2015

Autumn Art Highlights: London

Look forward to frantic Frieze Week festivities and quality museum shows in the UK capital

16 Sep 2015

Antiquities minister calls on Egyptians to buy back the Sekhemka statue

Mamdouh Eldamaty has spoken out about the controversial sale of an ancient Egyptian statue in the UK

24 Aug 2015

An Art History Lesson from Bridget Riley at the De La Warr Pavilion

‘I was looking at Cézanne along Matisse’s lines’

12 Aug 2015

London can’t make up its mind about its Brutalist past

The city’s post-war concrete blocks have always divided opinion. But is the new stuff any better?

7 Aug 2015

Are the National Gallery strikes just the beginning?

However this issue is resolved, it won’t be the last such confrontation

5 Aug 2015

Picasso painting seized from super-yacht in Corsica

The incident raises difficult questions about private collectors and national interests

5 Aug 2015

Since when did art galleries become playgrounds?

Slides, video games and bedtime stories…London’s galleries don’t want to grow up

20 Jul 2015

Art Outlook

Art news: Ai Weiwei shows in Beijing; Gwangju Biennial and New Museum Triennial curators announced; stolen Rodin sculpture found; MFA Boston in racism row

10 Jul 2015

Art Outlook

French culture minister sacks Nicolas Bourriaud; Italy seeks 20 new museum directors; Whitworth wins Museum of the Year award; condom art controversy in Milwaukee

3 Jul 2015

Art Outlook

Isis destruction in Palmyra; Russborough treasures withdrawn from auction; Court orders Danh Vo to produce new work; Queen Elizabeth deeply unimpressed by painting

25 Jun 2015

Art Outlook

Europe remembers Waterloo; Outsider artist Nek Chand dies; Art Basel opens its doors; and Anish Kapoor’s ‘vagina’ sculpture is vandalised at Versailles

18 Jun 2015

Art Outlook

Attempted terrorist attack at Karnak; chaos on the Cooper Union board; Sleeping Beauty found in Ethiopian tomb; and the new Garage Museum

12 Jun 2015

Art Outlook

British Museum highlights could be sent to Abu Dhabi; Iranian artist imprisoned for ‘insulting the Supreme Leader’; MoMA staff stage protests

4 Jun 2015

Art Outlook

Fighting continues in Palmyra; Tania Bruguera is detained in Havana; Richard Prince raids Instagram

28 May 2015

Art Outlook

Fears for Palmyra as Islamic State militants seize neighbouring town; Anne Pasternak takes over at the Brooklyn Museum; Abramovic and Jay Z have a very public spat

21 May 2015

Avert your Eyes: Censored Art Masterpieces

The Picasso painting censored by Fox 5 News is just the latest major artwork to be deemed indecent

18 May 2015

Art Outlook

Chris Burden dies aged 69; the Royal Academy gets a redesign; architects crash the Turner Prize

14 May 2015