Features

Editor’s Letter: Will any UK politicians speak up about culture?

Politicians seem to be observing a blanket silence on the subject. Why?

22 Apr 2015

Horrible Art Histories

A look at how the genre of the grotesque has unfolded from the Renaissance to the present day

6 Apr 2015

Forum: Should the Kunstmuseum Bern have accepted the Gurlitt bequest?

Matthias Frehner and David Lewis discuss the problematic bequest

30 Mar 2015

Letter: John Curtis on the cultural desecration of northern Iraq

John Curtis on the loss of Iraq’s unique cultural heritage

30 Mar 2015

Diary: Charlotte Vignon welcomes Don Quixote to the Frick

Two impressive tapestries have been taken out of storage this Spring

30 Mar 2015

Editor’s Letter: The cultural desecration of Iraq

As Iraq and its heritage suffer, we must seek out and celebrate the great Assyrian artefacts in our own museum collections

29 Mar 2015

Inquiry: Learning Lessons

Can museum education programmes have a more radical purpose?

27 Mar 2015

Blinded by the Sun: The Age of Louis XIV

What is the cultural legacy of Louis XIV’s extravagant reign?

24 Mar 2015

Paper Trails: Salon Du Dessin

We’ve picked a few highlights from the world’s premier marketplace for drawings

23 Mar 2015

Helsinki is emerging from its winter slumber…

Tom Jeffreys reports from Helsinki on Amos Anderson’s plans for a new gallery; Kiasma’s reopening and exhibitions; and Päivi Takala’s paintings of painting

15 Mar 2015

Beyond TEFAF

A look at the satellite events staged in and around Maastricht

6 Mar 2015

TEFAF 2015

It’s all eyes on Maastricht as TEFAF opens for business, bringing together the world’s leading dealers under the roof of the MECC

6 Mar 2015

The New Deal: Paul Durand-Ruel

The Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel played an instrumental role in the rise of the Impressionists

3 Mar 2015

Editor’s Letter: The single-artist museum

The single-artist museum

2 Mar 2015

Diary: Joshua Reynolds at the Wallace Collection

Mark Hallett on his long-term relationship with Joshua Reynolds

2 Mar 2015

Civic Dues: Graham W.J. Beal

The Detroit Institute of Arts has known hard times in recent years. As he prepares to retire, director Graham W.J. Beal reflects on the museum’s recent struggles and successes

2 Mar 2015

Letter from Helsinki: Finland’s changing art scene

Tom Jeffreys on the changing nature of Finland’s art scene

2 Mar 2015

Why London doesn’t need the Garden Bridge

The proposed Garden Bridge over the Thames is impractical as a park and misguided as a river crossing

20 Feb 2015

Victorian Revivals

Has London ever had such a thirst for Victorian art? A feature from the February issue of Apollo

19 Feb 2015

Seeing Like A Camera: Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto talks to Thessaly La Force about how his art collection influences his work

13 Feb 2015

Diary: The Whitworth Art Gallery

Maria Balshaw on the gallery’s grand reopening in Manchester

2 Feb 2015

Letter from Los Angeles

The director of the J. Paul Getty Museum reports from Los Angeles

2 Feb 2015

Forum: Is the golden age of art schools over?

Are art schools in danger of turning into finishing schools for those who can afford them, or can they survive as places where students can experiment?

2 Feb 2015

Monuments Men: protecting cultural heritage in war zones

With so many archaeological and cultural sites at risk in war zones around the world, is enough being done to protect them?

2 Feb 2015