Thomas Marks is the editor of Apollo

View of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, located in the triforium at Westminster Abbey, London.

‘The space has an otherworldly quality’ – Stuart McKnight on Westminster Abbey

A conversation with Stuart McKnight of MUMA, the architects responsible for the new galleries in the triforium at Westminster Abbey

11 Jul 2018

Learning from the Wallace Collection

The joy of the Wallace Collection is that there’s always more to learn about its holdings – but its new exhibition space is welcome

29 May 2018

‘I don’t call myself a printmaker’ – an interview with Christiane Baumgartner

Christiane Baumgartner uses the very traditional medium of the woodcut to capture the complexity of the modern world

26 Mar 2018
Installation view, ‘Power and Beauty in China's Last Dynasty: Concept and Design by Robert Wilson’ at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2018, Courtesy the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Robert Wilson creates a feast for the senses

The celebrated theatre director and artist explains his approach to creating exhibitions

26 Feb 2018
Hylas and the Nymphs (detail; 1896), J.W. Waterhouse. Manchester Art Gallery

Speaking up about art

Conversation can be a important and enjoyable way of paying attention to artworks

26 Feb 2018

‘Painting has its own identity’ – an interview with Giorgio Griffa

The Italian painter discusses music, poetry and the unfinished nature of his art

29 Jan 2018

A tribute to Gavin Stamp (1948–2017)

The great architecture critic and campaigner has died at the age of 69

4 Jan 2018
Apollo and Marsyas (1637), Jusepe de Ribera

Pain, precision and poetry

Highlights of 2018 include violent visions in Dulwich, Bruegel in Vienna, and T.S. Eliot at Turner Contemporary

27 Dec 2017
Rear Nude with Raised Arms (1930s), Lotte Laserstein.

The shows not to miss during London Art Week Winter

Why it’s time to wrap up warmly in the capital and get gallery hopping

28 Nov 2017
Three soldiers (from the Flagellation of Christ; 1360), Master of Agrafen, or a follower.

It’s time to talk about the ivory trade

Conservationists and connoisseurs needn’t be on opposing sides when discussing ivory

30 Oct 2017
Der beste Arzt (The Best Doctor; 1901), Alfred Kubin

The weird world of Alfred Kubin

Plus: the literary leanings of Giorgio de Chirico, Enrico David’s sculptures, and reflections on W.G. Sebald

1 Oct 2017
The main bedroom at the villa of Francesco Federico Cerruti (1922–2015)

The Cerruti Collection – from closed volume to open book

The private collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti will prove a revelation when it goes on show in Turin

30 Sep 2017
Paintings by De Chirico hang in the mirrored dining room of Francesco Federico Cerruti's villa. Photo: Gabriele Gaidano

The mysteries of collecting

They don’t make collectors like Francesco Federico Cerruti any more. Or do they?

29 Aug 2017
Martin Roth, Apollo magazine, 40 Under 40 Europe

A tribute to Martin Roth (1955–2017)

The former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum has died at the age of 62

7 Aug 2017
Adoration (after Jan Gossaert) (detail; 2015–16), Raqib Shaw. Photo: White Cube, Ben Westoby; © Raqib Shaw

‘Your integrity towards your art is what matters’

Raqib Shaw discusses working in silence, the perks of porcupine quills, and how his native Kashmir inspired his love of detail

8 Jul 2017
After A Midsummer Night's Dream (detail), by Raqib Shaw. © Raqib Shaw and the Whitworth, the University of Manchester

The quiet appeal of artists’ gardens

Raqib Shaw, Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Bloomsbury set… Why do so many artists become obsessed with their garden getaways?

26 Jun 2017

Is this a golden age for older artists?

Innovation and potential are not merely the preserve of the younger generation – as these artists are proving

29 May 2017
Glassmasters working on Pieke Bergman's piece for 'Glasstress 2009'. Courtesy of Fondazione Berengo

Venice must keep its Murano glass industry intact

The future of the historic craft will only be secure if contemporary artists and audiences understand it better

24 Apr 2017
Eike Schmidt on April 4, 2017 in Florence, at the Gucci Cruise 2018 press conference. Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for Gucci

The man in charge of modernising the Uffizi

Reforming Italy’s most famous museum is a huge and sensitive task for new director Eike Schmidt

8 Apr 2017

The art world must do more to support experts

Now is the moment for those who lament the passing of connoisseurship to work together to encourage its revival

27 Mar 2017
Strand (Thus the light rains, thus pours) (2016), Christopher Le Brun. Courtesy the artist and Albertz Benda, New York

‘Joy has to be part of the vocabulary of art’

Christopher Le Brun PRA discusses the musical and mythological inspirations behind his work as an exhibition of his new paintings opens across two US venues

8 Mar 2017

We can all learn from the Dutch art world

TEFAF Maastricht turns 30 this year, and Dutch museums are going from strength to strength. What’s behind their extraordinary success?

27 Feb 2017
Kirklees council closed the Red House Museum in December 2016 due to budget constraints.

Regional museums are opportunities, not burdens – but only if we think creatively

Funding is difficult, but local councils must wake up to the potential of the art and museums in their care, and fight to secure their future

30 Jan 2017
Tristram Hunt is to be the new director of the V&A.

The V&A springs a surprise with Tristram Hunt

His appointment as V&A director is surprising but could prove inspired

13 Jan 2017