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An exquisite bag, possibly the oldest lady’s handbag in the world, is the unmissable centrepiece of ‘Court And Craft’ at the Courtauld Gallery, London

1 Jan 2014

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The opening of the Liang Yi Museum in Hong Kong, and key new publications and gallery displays at the V&A, will shine a spotlight on the decorative arts

31 Dec 2013

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Hannah Höch, the German Renaissance, and Joana Vasconcelos – three very different, but equally enticing, exhibitions coming up in 2014

30 Dec 2013

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Matisse’s cut-outs are extraordinary bursts of expression, and they are sure to be a major highlight when they go on display at the Tate Modern

29 Dec 2013

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LACMA will showcase the overlooked local artists Helen Pashgian and John Altoon in 2014, while several commercial galleries in LA open new premises

28 Dec 2013

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‘Discoveries’ at Two Temple Place, ‘El Greco’s Library’ at the Prado, and ‘Silent Partners’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum take on unlikely but fascinating subjects

27 Dec 2013

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New biographies of Whistler and Piero della Francesca, and Mike Leigh’s biopic of J.M.W. Turner promise to show each artist in a new light next year

26 Dec 2013

Rich Tea

‘Taste and Essence: Chinese and Western Historical Tea Pieces’ at the Macao Museum of Art looks at the rich history of tea-drinking in the East and West

24 Dec 2013

Caring for Kenwood

Kenwood House has been sympathetically if subtly restored; but will it become a burden in the proposed English Heritage shake-up?

23 Dec 2013

White Walled Cage

The reification of ‘revolutionary’ work by John Cage and the Fluxus artists at MoMA is unsettlingly contradictory. The artist is dead. Long live the artist!

22 Dec 2013

National Treasure?

The Reith Lectures may have confirmed him as a national treasure, but Grayson Perry retains a sharp realist edge

20 Dec 2013
Country Club: Chicken Wire

Exotic Dangers

While Hurvin Anderson’s paintings tease out the complexities of relocation and displacement, Peter Doig’s risk sliding into exoticism

19 Dec 2013

Digital Pathways

Now that so many visitors have smart phones, museums can use digital tools to encourage engagement well beyond the gallery walls

17 Dec 2013

A Sentimental Lot

The Irish are a sentimental people, and the sale of Alfred Grey’s clumsy painting ‘The Emigrants’ Farewell’ at Adam’s last week just proves it

11 Dec 2013

The Talented Mr Shrigley?

Absurdist, accessible and completely unmistakeable, Brand Shrigley is everywhere, and more power to him – within reason…

9 Dec 2013

Zervos Redux

Elegant and expensive, the republication of the Zervos Picasso Catalogue by Cahiers d’Art is a strange throwback to a very different era

9 Dec 2013

Moving the Museum

The Whitney Museum of American Art is moving downtown. Apollo was granted a sneak peek at the new Renzo Piano-designed home for American art

4 Dec 2013

Open Book

The recent two-day symposium, ‘Art, Poetry and the Making of the Book’, brought together three veterans of British book-art with some new tricks

28 Nov 2013

Do Come In

‘Immersive’ artwork such as Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘Tomorrow’ at the V&A is touted as the 21st century’s spin on a gesamtkunstwerk, but has the hyperreal already become familiar?

26 Nov 2013

Broken Engagement

Installation art is assumed to be inherently more engaging than other genres – so why are visitors so often left to watch from the wings?

20 Nov 2013


Are steel balloons the new tulip paintings?

19 Nov 2013

Wellcome Questions

‘Foreign Bodies, Common Ground’ – the Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition – is refreshingly self-reflexive

18 Nov 2013


Royal Museums Greenwich’s acquisition of George Stubbs’ Kangaroo and Dingo paintings is the most significant in their history. What’s next for the works?

17 Nov 2013

Cross Hatchings

Wherever tradition clashes with the public interest, there lies the satirist’s pen. Little wonder that cartoonists periodically target museums

16 Nov 2013