Thomas Marks is the editor of Apollo

Why we should take Thomas Hardy seriously as an architect

An altarpiece believed to have been designed by the novelist has resurfaced in Windsor. It’s an important reminder of how his architectural training informed his life’s work

1 Sep 2016
Country Club: Chicken Wire

Why have artists fallen out of love with sport?

Sport is more popular than ever, but only a handful of contemporary artists take it seriously as a subject. It wasn’t always this way…

20 Aug 2016
Martin Roth, director of the Victorian and Albert Museum, accepts the Art Fund's Museum of the Year Award 2016 from the Duchess of Cambridge, during a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London.

Why the V&A is Museum of the Year – and also a museum of the future

The museum was recently awarded the Art Fund’s most prestigious award, but there are challenges as well as opportunities ahead

8 Jul 2016

The secret lives of the great art dealers

The art dealer memoir offers a rare chance to gain access into the life of even the most elusive art dealer

27 Jun 2016
Noviembre 6 y 7 (2002), Doris Salcedo

It’s the job of both artists and museums to reevaluate the past

Art can play a key role in recovering forgotten or neglected histories, and challenging received ideas

31 May 2016

The man who gathered the many moods of Venice

Vittorio Cini collected remarkable Venetian paintings, which have never been publicly exhibited together – until now

20 May 2016

Manuele Cerutti and the fine art of balancing

The everyday objects in Cerutti’s Turin studio are transformed in his paintings: poised, precarious, and forever in suspense

5 May 2016
The Museum of London, where a new concert hall is to be developed.

If you want to be mayor, you really ought to know more about London’s museums

Goldsmith and Khan clearly aren’t museum buffs – and that could be a real problem

22 Apr 2016

Three cheers for Bob Rauschenberg!

The artist’s foundation is going to give away images of his work. We salute them

24 Mar 2016

Can the UK government’s Culture White Paper live up to its own rhetoric?

DCMS’s updated mission statement for ‘Our Culture’ sounds promising, but is short on new commitments

23 Mar 2016
Artist's impression showing the exterior of the Public Art Depot, designed by MVRDV

The Rotterdam museum that collects collectors

The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen is to store private collections – which is just the sort of collaboration the museum has always thrived on

8 Mar 2016

Delacroix begat Renoir, who begat Matisse, who begat…

Is the current trend for exhibitions exploring artistic influence just an excuse for a lack of focus?

1 Mar 2016
The homepage of Art UK, which was launched today (24 February 2016)

With Art UK, Britain’s public collections are more accessible than ever before

A new website revolutionises how we can view publicly owned art

24 Feb 2016

Titles of artworks can obstruct how we interpret artistic meaning

But changing an artwork’s title is hardly the same as pulling down a statue

1 Feb 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Thomas Marks on Sicily at the British Museum and Ashmolean, Vittorio Cini’s paintings from the Veneto, and the Parma School in Rome

26 Dec 2015

It is more important than ever to protect our museums

‘It is more important than ever to defend museums and what they make possible’

21 Dec 2015

The BBC should know better about university museums

A misleading story reflects a deeper problem in how museum news is reported in the general press

14 Dec 2015

Art critics have ignored the condition of artworks for too long

Judging the quality of a work should involve some appreciation of its current condition

30 Nov 2015

It is hard to overstate the gravity of the Castelvecchio thefts

The loss of 17 masterpieces is a disaster for the Italian museum sector

25 Nov 2015

Apollo Awards Ceremony

The winners of the Apollo Awards 2015 were announced last night at a ceremony at RSA House in London, attended by major figures from the art world

24 Nov 2015

Editor’s Letter: Spirituality in Modern Art

The Palazzo Strozzi’s ‘Divine Beauty’ exhibition presents a complex and engaging vision of modern sacred art

23 Oct 2015

Editor’s Letter: Out of Chaos

As Europe faces its worst refugee crisis since World War Two, there is no better time to celebrate emigre art in the UK

26 Sep 2015

German art historian Hartwig Fischer named British Museum director

The appointment will come as a surprise to many people in the UK

25 Sep 2015

Force of Nature: Interview with Giuseppe Penone

‘If an artistic language is very complex, it can’t be used to communicate.’

19 Sep 2015