Features

Editor’s Letter: A Guarded View

Industrial action at the National Gallery puts a spotlight on the role of the museum guard

17 Aug 2015

Drawing the Curtain

Why paint a curtain? A look at the long tradition of depicting trompe l’oeil curtains in painting

15 Aug 2015

Human Nature: the unsettling work of Piero di Cosimo

Since Vasari’s day, Piero has been treated as if he were a primitive ‘outsider’ artist

3 Aug 2015

The lost art of Greek bronzes

In search of the lost art of the Greek bronze

25 Jul 2015

Public Relations: Adam Buck’s Regency portrait miniatures

The height of his popularity was also the beginning of the end

13 Jul 2015

Is a $179 million Picasso cause for celebration?

The art market bubble continues to rise

29 Jun 2015

Wanderlust: Joseph Cornell finally arrives in Europe

Even finding some of the artist’s fragile works was a challenge

29 Jun 2015

Copying the classical: Interview with Salvatore Settis

Classical art is a hidden category of our contemporary culture

27 Jun 2015

Classical and contemporary connections: Interview with Germano Celant

The Prada Foundation has no intention of being an ‘ego-museum’

27 Jun 2015

Highlights of Masterpiece London

Where to find the most exceptional works at this year’s fair

22 Jun 2015

The Taste of Victory: British artists and Waterloo

Painters struggled deal with the bloody reality of the battlefield

17 Jun 2015

The Best of Art Basel

See the best work by some of the world’s most sought-after artists – right after you’ve done the dishes

10 Jun 2015

Art in the Garden: Four great ways to enjoy art outdoors in the USA

Soak up some sun and some culture at the same time

7 Jun 2015

Editor’s Letter: Anniversary Years

Clusters of centenary exhibitions and publications may well bring new material to light. But what do they tell us about the way we think now?

1 Jun 2015

Are Italy’s museum reforms enough to stop the rot?

Red tape, nepotism, funding shortages…The Italian museum system has long been in need of an overhaul

1 Jun 2015

Forum: Does London need the Smithsonian?

Edwin Heathcote and Neale Coleman discuss the Smithsonian’s plans to open an outpost in the ‘Olympicopolis’

1 Jun 2015

Letter: James Turrell in the wilds of Norfolk

Turrell has transformed Houghton Hall with his powerful, mesmerising light installations

1 Jun 2015

Diary: the lure of the Soane Museum

What it’s like to exhibit your own collection in the former home an obsessive acquisitor like Sir John Soane

1 Jun 2015

In praise of the Waddesdon Bequest

This exceptional collection goes back on display at the British Museum in June

15 May 2015

Big Apple Blossoms: Spring Masters New York

The small but beautifully formed fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its second edition

7 May 2015

What to see at the Venice Biennale

Some of the best of the national pavilions, collateral events and satellite shows across the city

2 May 2015

Diary: the crisis facing regional museums

Whatever the outcome of the UK’s general election, funding for museums will not increase. How can they adapt?

27 Apr 2015

Making it New: the trend for recreating exhibitions

What’s behind the current appetite for reinstalling, re-exhibiting, and restaging landmark shows?

27 Apr 2015