Samuel Reilly is a freelance writer in Edinburgh and a PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews.

The British collectors who developed a decided taste for Degas

William Burrell came to own 23 paintings by the artist, but an exhibition in Glasgow shows that his contemporaries were just as appreciative

31 May 2024

Make a date with the Stone of Destiny at the new Perth Museum

The ancient Scottish relic makes for a captivating moment of theatre, but the rest of the displays are just as artfully done

18 May 2024

Martin Boyce keeps his distance

In the Turner Prize-winner’s first major show in Scotland in two decades, his sculptures are best viewed at something of a remove

22 Mar 2024

The craft of carving from thorns, in the flesh

As an exhibition at the Hunterian in Glasgow shows, the miniature sculptures of the Nigerian artist Justus Akeredolu are a major achievement

2 Feb 2024

The museum openings not to miss in 2024

Notre Dame is to reopen, the Frick Collection is returning to Fifth Avenue and Scotland celebrates a pair of new or improved institutions

5 Jan 2024

The birth of Impressionism and the centenary of Surrealism – major art anniversaries in 2024

The marking of two seminal movements and a year-long celebration of Caspar David Friedrich combine scholarly heft with popular appeal

3 Jan 2024

Around the galleries – the Armory Show is still a force to be reckoned with

At a time when art fairs around the world are scaling back, the New York mainstay is still thinking big

3 Jul 2023

Around the galleries – Treasure House sets out its stall in London

From the ashes of Masterpiece rises an ambitious and even more selective successor

19 Jun 2023

Auction highlights – a window on the world of Pierre Boulez

The famously irascible composer’s collection is up for sale at Artcurial in Paris this month – and it’s full of unexpected delights

26 May 2023

Auction highlights – Basquiat is still very much in fashion

Sotheby’s and Christie’s are both hoping to capitalise on the artist’s luxury status next week

12 May 2023

The battle to win New York’s auction season

There’s strong competition in the Big Apple this month, with a martial portrait by Rubens and a late landscape by Henri Rousseau among the contenders

28 Apr 2023

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith remakes America

The artist who has long campaigned for the recognition of Native American artists is changing how we look at the art of the United States

27 Apr 2023

Around the galleries – Frieze New York thinks globally and locally

After scaling down during the pandemic, the fair is welcoming new international exhibitors while maintaining links closer to home

27 Apr 2023

Auction highlights – an all-American medley at Sotheby’s

The Wolf family’s extraordinary collection of American art and crafts is up for sale later this month

6 Apr 2023
Wooded Landscape Opening on to a Mountain Range (detail; c. 1600–10), Denijs van Alsloot (1570–1628) and workshop of Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568–1625). De Jonckheere at Art en Vieille-Ville

Around the galleries in Geneva’s Old Town

At the intimate, dealer-led event known as Art en Vieille-Ville, everything from Old Masters to surreal photographs is on offer

27 Mar 2023

Bulls and a china shop – New York’s Asia Week sales, reviewed

An enthralling painting by M.F. Husain and the collection of retired dealers J.J. Lally & Co both played a star turn this week

24 Mar 2023
Wassily Kandinsky painting

Kandinsky reaches new heights in London

A new record was set for the Russian painter this week while Van Gogh’s portrait of a farmworker fetched twice its estimate

3 Mar 2023
self-portrait of a man against a turquoise background

How do you solve a problem like Picasso?

While the artist’s life can pose difficulties, the Musée Picasso in Paris is finding ways to open up his work for a new generation

27 Feb 2023

Around the Galleries – Salon Du Dessin makes a comeback

The Parisian art fair returns to its spring slot, plus our pick of gallery shows coming up

23 Feb 2023

Auction highlights – how André Leon Talley made his mark

The collection of the influential fashion journalist with a penchant for voluminous caftans is up for sale at Christie’s in February

30 Jan 2023

Around the galleries – New York falls head over heels for Asian art

What not to miss at Asia Week New York, plus our pick of gallery shows coming up

27 Jan 2023
The National Portrait Gallery’s forecourt proposal by Jamie Fobert Architects. © Forbes Massie

The museum openings not to miss in 2023

The new-look National Portrait Gallery in London and the International African American Museum in Charleston are among the highlights of the year ahead

3 Jan 2023
The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Pieter Huys

BRAFA reclaims its rightful place in the calendar

Northern Renaissance paintings and art nouveau designs are among the highlights of the Brussels fair when it returns at the end of January

1 Jan 2023

Auction highlights – is there life in the Old Masters yet?

New York’s January sales boast an impressive line-up, including a gruesome painting by Rubens and a lost portrait by Bronzino

16 Dec 2022