Brooch, 1907, designed by Josef Hoffmann. Courtesy Neue Galerie, New York

The business of luxury in modern Vienna

The Wiener Werkstätte was a commercial flop, but its designs still embody the spirit of Viennese modernism

9 Dec 2017
Robin Hood Gardens, completed in 1972, designed by Alison and Peter Smithson. Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Acquisitions of the month: November 2017

This month’s acquisitions include a hoard of Soviet nonconformist art, a significant example of brutalist architecture, and a Danish masterpiece

8 Dec 2017
The interior of the Yildiz Hamidiye Mosque in Istanbul, commissioned by Abdulhamid II and completed in 1886, photo: Salvator Barki/Getty Images

Why Ottoman style is in vogue in Erdogan’s Turkey

Ottomanism is in and modernism is out – as the state of three mosques shows

West Gallery with view into Central Court and Alison Wilding's 'Arena', 2000. Leeds Art Gallery.

A revamped Leeds Art Gallery cements the city’s cultural life

Extensive refurbishment has allowed the museum to rethink how its historic building and collection are presented

27 Nov 2017
Feather headdress, early 16th century, Mexico, Aztec,

Vienna’s new window on the world

The city’s ethnographic museum has been reimagined to explain how its exceptional collections migrated to the city

27 Nov 2017
The Alexander Bowl (1100–25), China, Henan prince, Ruzhou, Zhanggongxiang

How the British fell for Chinese art

The redisplay of Chinese art at the British Museum demands that we look back at a rich collecting tradition

18 Nov 2017
Imperial dragon and lotus decorated bowl stand, China, Yongle period (1403–24).

The Asian Art in London Art Awards 2017: The Winners

Apollo presents the winners of this year’s Asian Art in London Art Awards

9 Nov 2017
The Galloway Hoard

Acquisitions of the month: October 2017

A hoard of Viking-era treasures has gone to the National Museums Scotland, while the Towner Art Gallery has secured an impressive contemporary installation

6 Nov 2017
Exterior view of the Sumida Hokusai Museum, designed by Kazuyo Sejima

‘Until recently, no institution in Tokyo was dedicated to Hokusai’

After 20 years of planning, the Sumida Hokusai Museum has finally opened its doors

2 Nov 2017
Cargo Cult, Frith Powell, courtesy the artist

A singular artist makes a rare solo appearance

Frith Powell has been exploring the possibilities of painting for half a century – but has rarely exhibited

1 Nov 2017