Boxwood miniatures, in a nutshell

William Theiss takes a close look at the pocket-sized sculptures that 15th-century pilgrims thought perfect for private reverie

17 Jan 2024

The doctor who was devoted to Van Gogh

The painter’s final months in the care of Dr Paul-Ferdinand Gachet, a physician as interested in art as he was in medicine, were an extraordinarily productive period

12 Jan 2024

The finest hours of Catherine of Cleves

Diane Wolfthal discusses the dizzying visions of heaven and hell to be found in a medieval prayer book at the Morgan Library

10 Jan 2024

The Olympic Games, a city built on sand, and a painful divorce – the year ahead in architecture

With Paris preparing to play host, Neom remaining elusive and London landmarks undergoing major changes, 2024 will be nothing if not interesting

10 Jan 2024

All at sea – the anxious mariners of Marsden Hartley

A briny, brawny late work by Maine’s favourite modernist finds strength in stoic silence

8 Jan 2024

The museum openings not to miss in 2024

Notre Dame is to reopen, the Frick Collection is returning to Fifth Avenue and Scotland celebrates a pair of new or improved institutions

5 Jan 2024

The birth of Impressionism and the centenary of Surrealism – major art anniversaries in 2024

The marking of two seminal movements and a year-long celebration of Caspar David Friedrich combine scholarly heft with popular appeal

3 Jan 2024

The godmothers of conceptual art take centre stage – contemporary highlights in 2024

Yoko Ono and Sophie Calle are the subject of major retrospectives while museums also have more material concerns

3 Jan 2024

Bottle royale – a new look for Napoleon’s favourite champagne

Daniel Arsham has distilled centuries of history into his design for a bottle for Moët & Chandon’s new cuvée

2 Jan 2024

Unfolding the origins of an Ethiopian icon

Christine Sciacca of the Walters Art Museum explains how a processional icon of surprisingly modern design was made and what it means

2 Jan 2024

Arty films to look out for in 2024

New features by Steve McQueen, Kelly Reichardt and Joshua Oppenheimer will give art lovers plenty to get excited about

29 Dec 2023

The festive geese of Christmas past

The festive bird has often been served up by artists and writers including J.M.W. Turner and Charles Dickens

21 Dec 2023

At the Kennel Club: the world’s largest collection of doggy art

The Mayfair institution contains scores of paintings of dogs who had jobs and some rather more pampered pets

18 Dec 2023

The magnificent art of Marisol

The Pop sculptor shot to fame in the 1960s, but her determination not to be pigeonholed confounded many critics

15 Dec 2023

The designers getting creative with restaurant posters

Poster art has become a crucial part of the experience provided by more creative eateries

15 Dec 2023

Not so much a doll’s house, more a practical guide to running a great house

Far from being a toy, the Uppark doll’s house was designed as an instruction manual in three-dimensional form

15 Dec 2023

Acquisitions of the Month: November 2023

A terracotta relief by Donatello and a vanishingly rare set of 16th-century silverware are among this month’s highlights

1 Dec 2023

Chiharu Shiota weaves her magic for Mouton Rothschild

The Japanese artist is the latest to take on the prestigious commission to design the vineyard’s label, it was announced today

1 Dec 2023

The rise of the Renaissance woman

The flurry of exhibitions focusing on women artists is very welcome – as long as they avoid reinforcing tired old narratives

28 Nov 2023

The best wines of 2023

Apollo’s wine columnist tasted many excellent wines this year, but half a dozen were outstanding

28 Nov 2023

The arrested adolescence of Mike Kelley

The artist found freedom in a form of DIY making that teeters on the edge of self-indulgence

24 Nov 2023

The city of Nantes has really pushed out the boat for culture

Ambitious arts programming has transformed the fortunes of the French city since it experienced tough times in the 1980s

16 Nov 2023

The London museum that is putting on its war paint

The new art, film and photography galleries at the Imperial War Museum contain many welcome surprises

9 Nov 2023

Acquisitions of the Month: October 2023

A conversation portrait by Johann Zoffany and a marble sculpture by Giovanni Bandini are among the most significant works to enter public collections

3 Nov 2023