Rakewell digs out some portraits of John Henry Newman, the first British person to be canonised for nearly 50 years
You’ve heard about the Extinction Rebellion protests… but a 19th-century cat artist is also doing his bit to bring London to a standstill
Picasso and Miró were fans – now the gifted simian is getting a solo show in London. Plus other arty animals
What’s in a new name? For museums it can mean an expensive rebrand that doesn’t stop anyone using the old moniker
A Roman fort has been discovered under a bus station in Exeter… and it’s the stuff that headlines are made of, says Rakewell
The first overseas tour organised by Thomas Cook took in the International Exhibition in Paris
At last – a Courtauld University Challenge team to be reckoned with
The all-American interior, of sorts, courtesy of the Smithsonian and a 3D printer
For the first time, Grayson is one of the 100 most popular names for baby boys in England and Wales…
The Ashes hero bears an uncanny resemblance to Vincent van Gogh – long live the art of cricket!
Trump-trumpeting painter Jon McNaughton has unveiled his latest masterpiece, and Twitter hasn’t held back
The Roy family have filched some top pictures from French museums. Or perhaps HBO just gave them some high-quality reproductions
Museum-grown mushrooms come to market in London – while in Boston, Egyptian artefacts have been harvested for ancient yeast
John Squire has had a second coming, of sorts – his oil paintings will go on show next month at Newport Street Gallery
A vast inflatable sculpture of Tina Turner’s head is about to be installed in Margate. Want to know why?
The Rolling Stones frontman is returning to cinema screens as a crooked collector – and he has the art-world credentials for the role
The Simpsons has often embraced the visual arts – and now a museum in Washington State is repaying the favour
From Renaissance sundials to Edward Lear’s nonsense verse, the pelican can hold its own in art
The Leonardo has a new temporary home in the Louvre – and now has its tanks on Rubens’ lawn
A dog show with a difference has opened in London – this one is curated by the dogs
The lots that she’s supplying… are electrifying!
Is the man in a short TV report from 2003 the graffiti artist? You have 35 seconds to help you decide
Boris Johnson makes model buses in his spare time, apparently