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Das Paar (The Couple) (1956), Méret Oppenheim. Private collection

Meret Oppenheim – an outsider interested in the outsides of things

Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim’s objects – she referred to them as ‘things’ – are still deeply unsettling, drawing you into their worlds and their logic

27 Mar 2017
Leonora Carrington, photographed by Lee Miller in 1939. Image courtesy Lee Miller Archives, England 2016. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk

Getting to know artist Leonora Carrington

‘We spent our time together in her kitchen in Mexico’

27 Mar 2017

Culture wars in Bosnia

The National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina is a powerful symbol of the tensions that persist in Bosnia more than 20 years after the end of the war

27 Mar 2017

Mondrian gets his moment

The Gemeentemuseum has the largest collection of Mondrian’s works in the world – no wonder that it’s at the centre of the centenary celebrations of De Stijl this year

25 Mar 2017
Apeopla pass on 2 April, 2012, by the Santa Maria Paganica church near the 'red zone' closed to public, in the historic area of L'Aquila devastated by the 2009 earthquake. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

Can L’Aquila rise from the rubble of the 2009 earthquake?

Eight years on from the earthquake that claimed 309 lives, reconstruction work is still underway, hampered by bureaucracy and corruption

24 Mar 2017

A look back over Rodin’s rollercoaster career

The French sculptor attracted commissions and controversy in equal measure, and his reputation is constantly being reassessed

21 Mar 2017

Past and present collide at the Art Institute of Chicago

The museum’s new medieval and Renaissance galleries put its outstanding collections in the spotlight and invites fresh and unexpected connections

20 Mar 2017
Andiron representing Psyche, , 1809, made by Pierre-Philippe Thomire, after a design by Charles Percier.

The man who created ‘dictator chic’

Charles Percier may not be a household name, but his Empire style sums up the Napoleonic era – and has had imitators ever since

16 Mar 2017

TEFAF video: an unholy alliance – conflict or symbiosis?

Watch a TEFAF Talk about the relationship between museums and the art trade

12 Mar 2017
Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds, and Pretzels (c. 1615), Clara Peeters

More to cheese than meets the eye?

How Dutch meal still life paintings captured the great intellectual preoccupations of the 17th century

11 Mar 2017