Folk Art and ‘Civilisation’: the question of art in context

Tate Britain’s ‘Kenneth Clark’ and ‘Folk Art’ shows looked at, and outside, the art-historical canon

12 Aug 2014

Milking It: Delaware Art Museum will sell two more works of art

Winslow Homer’s ‘Milking Time’ and Alexander Calder’s ‘The Black Crescent’ are next up

11 Aug 2014

The Week’s Muse: 9 August

A look back over some of the recent news and comment from Apollo’s Muse Room

9 Aug 2014

The Tate Affair: then and now

The Tate has been in the firing line in recent years; is recent criticism comparable to the infamous ‘Tate Affair’ of 1952–54?

5 Aug 2014

Lights Out: Remembering the First World War

The UK’s monuments will go dark this evening, marking 100 years since the start of the First World War

4 Aug 2014
The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Making an entrance: the Fitzwilliam Museum’s opulent portico has been restored

The magnificent entrance has been meticulously spruced up

2 Aug 2014

The Week’s Muse: 2 August

40 Under 40; a gallery for Goldsmiths, art in Edinburgh; and a closer look at museum displays

2 Aug 2014

Preservation vs Presentation: is digital display a solution for museums?

Why museums should put their objects online

1 Aug 2014

Looking Good: National Gallery exhibitions promote close looking

‘Making Colour’ and ‘Building the Picture’ point out details in paintings that are easily overlooked

28 Jul 2014

The Week’s Muse: 26 July

Are encyclopaedic museums concentrating too much on contemporary art? News and comment from the Muse Room

26 Jul 2014

Irish Cabinet reshuffle puts two newcomers in charge of the arts

Can Heather Humphreys, the new Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, effectively steer her rather neglected department?

21 Jul 2014

The Week’s Muse: 19 July

Should photography be allowed in museums? Are the decorative arts in decline? Would you download a work of art?

19 Jul 2014

Shifting Boundaries: Applied Arts and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation

As a new generation of artists takes the lead, the old distinctions between applied and fine arts can’t hold

18 Jul 2014

Art Everywhere: which works will fare best on the billboards?

‘Art Everywhere’ have announced the images that will displayed across the UK this summer

17 Jul 2014

Art Close to Art: the status of the decorative arts today

How do the fields of art, craft and design approach each other and overlap?

17 Jul 2014

Should photography in museums be allowed?

The relationship between photography and museums is a vexed one. Do attitudes need to change?

13 Jul 2014

The Week’s Muse: 12 July

News and comment from the Muse Room: we’re delighted to announce the judging panel for 40 Under 40, a new supplement…

12 Jul 2014

Present: Marina Abramović at the Serpentine

What’s it like to be part of Abramović’s latest performance, and part of its documentation?

8 Jul 2014

Not present: Marina Abramović at the Serpentine

Do you have to visit Abramović in London in order to understand her latest work?

8 Jul 2014

The Week’s Muse: 5 July

News and comment from the Muse Room: arts funding winners and losers, Scottish contemporary artists, and the women behind abstraction

5 Jul 2014

Abstraction and Representation: women artists and contemporary art

The complex relationship between women artists and abstract art is only just being explored

3 Jul 2014

An English Sculptor in England: Five works by Andrew Lord in the Tate

Lord returns again and again in his art to northern England where he was born

30 Jun 2014

The Week’s Muse: 28 June

A round-up of news and comment from The Muse Room: Nicholas Penny’s retirement, the Mauritshuis reopening, and significance of selfies

28 Jun 2014