So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehn, good night to Salzburg’s kitsch cultural image

The city, unlikely as it seems, is becoming a crucial place to explore contemporary art

9 Jan 2016

Protesting against a historical statue is not just childish – it’s bigoted, too

‘Attitudes change, fortunately, but…things we now find offensive cannot be airbrushed away.’

6 Jan 2016
Snøhetta expansion of SFMOMA, opening 14 May 2016 © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Neal Benezra on the reopening of the SFMOMA and why 2016 will be an exciting year for the entire San Francisco Bay Area

5 Jan 2016

Who owns the wreckage of the San José, and what should be done with it?

High drama under the high seas and issues of ownership and patrimony off the Colombian coast

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Louise Nicholson predicts that 2016 will be the year of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

4 Jan 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Maggie Gray looks forward to British modernists at Tate Britain and Dulwich Picture Gallery, antiquities at the Metropolitan Museum and the Fitzwilliam, and the Queen’s House at 400

3 Jan 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Max Hollein on the link between the ICA’s small but important archival displays, and Baselitz’s early paintings at the Städel Museum

2 Jan 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Digby Warde-Aldam anticipates a sensory overload in 2016 as Bosch and Bridget Riley take the stage

1 Jan 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Maria Balshaw picks robots at the Manchester Art Gallery, Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern, hard-hitting photographs at Birmingham’s Ikon gallery and underwear at the V&A

31 Dec 2015
Untitled (c. 1995–2000), Etel Adnan.

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Imelda Barnard selects some post-war and contemporary art highlights, from Etel Adnan at the Serpentine, to Marcel Broodthaers at MoMA, and Anri Sala at the New Museum

30 Dec 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Wim Pijbes on why the focus of the art world will shift in 2016, from Europe and the US to Africa, the Middle East and Asia

29 Dec 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Fatema Ahmed looks forward to John Akomfrah’s films at Lisson Gallery, a second edition of Photo London, and a mysterious show curated by Michel Houellebecq

28 Dec 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Xavier Salomon’s highlights include Old Masters in Italy, the Le Nain brothers in the US, and a celebration of Hieronymus Bosch in Madrid

27 Dec 2015

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

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Charles Saumarez Smith looks forward to the new Tate Modern and Design Museum buildings, the V&A’s rethink of Botticelli and Pallant House’s British art displays

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

Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?

Does draft cultural property legislation in Germany threaten to damage German cultural life, or is it necessary for the safeguarding of the country’s heritage?

21 Dec 2015

Where will London’s artists work?

As London’s former industrial areas are being redeveloped, artists are running out of affordable studio space. Can a city be a thriving cultural centre if its artists have nowhere to work?

21 Dec 2015

The search is on for England’s missing public sculptures

Public sculpture was one marker of an ambitious, aspirant and generous society, the kind of world that we urgently need to be reminded of

16 Dec 2015

Why are there no Young French Artists?

We may wait years for another generation of French talents to compare with Annette Messager and her contemporaries

16 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

New York exhibitions to see before Christmas

Take a break from Christmas shopping to take in some art

13 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

Bulgaria must not try to forget its past

Sofia has many important monuments – and they should not be removed or destroyed

30 Nov 2015