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

Iranian nuclear deal brings hope for artists

On 15 July, the day after the historic Iranian nuclear deal was reached, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told the…

4 Aug 2015

Tate Britain appoints Alex Farquharson as new director

What should we expect from Tate Britain’s new director, and what does his appointment mean for the future of the Tate overall?

29 Jul 2015

BBC Bloomsbury drama opts for safe sex

Life in Squares is not the intellectual romp that we were promised

28 Jul 2015

Developers won’t bring the arts to Vauxhall

Developers’ attempts to introduce art to an area can often be wretched. Will Vauxhall avoid this fate?

24 Jul 2015

From Paris to Philadelphia: how US collectors supported the Impressionists

The Impressionists struggled in Paris, so why did they find such a receptive audience across the Atlantic?

22 Jul 2015
Ai Weiwei shows the world his passport via Instagram.

Ai Weiwei’s returned passport is a coup for the RA

What will the freedom to travel mean for his art?

22 Jul 2015

The owners of restituted artworks have every right to sell them

Those complaining the impact on previous owners are missing the point

20 Jul 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

Is it time to scrap the BP Portrait Award?

The prize has come up for criticism this year, as it always does. But there’s still merit in it

17 Jul 2015

Same pictures, different story: Impressionism arrives in Philadelphia

This is the best version yet of an impressive exhibition

16 Jul 2015

Trashing contemporary art

Ever thought a piece of contemporary art was rubbish? You’re not alone

15 Jul 2015

Living with art: a look at Los Angeles’ domestic gallery spaces

Why rent a gallery when you can use your own apartment?

15 Jul 2015

Who’s in the running to lead Italy’s top museums? A look at the shortlists

Culture minister Dario Franceschini has 20 very big decisions to make

14 Jul 2015

‘A Folly for London’ seeks absurd alternatives to the Garden Bridge

Essays, politics and public anger can only go so far: humour helps too

13 Jul 2015

Public Relations: Adam Buck’s Regency portrait miniatures

The height of his popularity was also the beginning of the end

13 Jul 2015

Baltic diary: Art, nature and national identity

Artists explore how society is shaped by the natural environment in the Baltic region

12 Jul 2015

Theft threatens the future of Britain’s historic churches

In the face of targeted metal, stone and art theft, many churches see no option but to lock their doors

9 Jul 2015

What are the challenges facing young artists today?

Creative freedom, but limited resources: starting out in the art world can be a blessing and a curse

7 Jul 2015

Is the art market unhealthy?

Some major art dealers are calling it quits, others have joined forces. Who’s saying what about the changing state of the industry?

3 Jul 2015

New scheme to get work by female artists into museums

Valeria Napoleone and the Contemporary Art Society are taking a proactive approach to a protracted issue

2 Jul 2015

Signing up to the Hague Convention will do nothing to stop ISIS

Let’s stop pretending the treaty alone can make a difference

30 Jun 2015

The Problem with Colour: Charles Le Brun between Academy and Gobelins

Colour in 17th-century France was a dirty but essential business

30 Jun 2015