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
The Ayurvedic Man (18th century), Nepal. Wellcome Collection, London

Who owns the heritage of traditional medicine?

The Wellcome Collection examines the history of ‘alternative’ medicine in the Indian subcontinent

The Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., which opened to the public in 1923

Charles Lang Freer’s gift to the American people

The Freer Gallery of Art has reopened its doors after a major refurbishment – and its founder deserves to be better known

28 Oct 2017
Madame Cézanne in a Yellow Chair

Cézanne’s radical portraiture

The painter’s approach to portraiture seems even more refreshing in the era of selfies

25 Oct 2017
Preliminary sketches for Alice i Underlandet (1966), Tove Jansson

How Tove Jansson reimagined Wonderland

The creator of the Moomins thought deeply about friendship in her Alice illustrations

21 Oct 2017
Take Five (2006), Tom Lamb

Digging down into mining art in County Durham

A new art gallery in Bishop Auckland celebrates the mining art of northern England

20 Oct 2017
Green Eye of the Pyramid (1993–97), Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. Gift of Lisa Shaffer Anderson and Dudley Buist Anderson

Acquisitions of the month: September 2017

The Chrysler Museum celebrated its biggest gift in decades last month, while the Met acquired an extremely unusual coffin

5 Oct 2017
Looking for Oum Kalthum

The best of the Frieze week satellite events

From the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, to artists’ films at the BFI London Film Festival, there’s plenty to see outside of Regent’s Park

4 Oct 2017
A Hot Afternoon from 'The Last Days of Pompeii (2001), Eleanor Antin. Courtesy Richard Saltoun; © the artist

Wrestling with ancient Rome

Plus: Jack Whitten's first solo exhibition in the UK, Lisson Gallery's 50th birthday, and Willem de Kooning's late paintings

1 Oct 2017
Der beste Arzt (The Best Doctor; 1901), Alfred Kubin

The weird world of Alfred Kubin

Plus: the literary leanings of Giorgio de Chirico, Enrico David’s sculptures, and reflections on W.G. Sebald

1 Oct 2017