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Dazzle Ship Scotland Every Woman (2016), Ciara Phillips. Photo: Ross Fraser McLean/ Studio RoRo

Escape the Fringe! A guide to the best of the Edinburgh Art Festival

Art can easily get forgotten in the mayhem of the city’s summer programmes, but it’s worth a detour to these exhibitions

16 Aug 2016
Studies of the Virgin and Child (detail; c. 1522–24), Michelangelo. Pen and brown ink, with copies in red chalk by Antonio Mini. British Museum

‘Draw and don’t waste time’. Lessons from Michelangelo and the Old Masters

Art students these days are more likely to keep a blog than a sketchbook. The British Museum’s touring exhibition of historic drawings seeks to change that

15 Aug 2016

The museum of the future is strange, open, and innovative

Chris Dercon, Will Gompertz, and other art-world figures came together in Berlin for the Communicating the Museum conference

11 Aug 2016

Onwards and upwards: the mighty Detroit

The fourth and final part of Louise Nicholson's cultural road-trip through four major cities of the American 'Rust Belt'

11 Aug 2016

Keeping the wheels of industry turning: Cleveland’s cultural capital

The third part of Louise Nicholson's cultural road-trip through four major cities of the American 'Rust Belt'

8 Aug 2016

When do ethnographic objects become art?

An upcoming exhibition on the art of Fiji should make us rethink the relationship between culture and context

6 Aug 2016

The Glass City is rising once again: Toledo’s treasures

The second part of Louise Nicholson's cultural road-trip through four major cities of the American 'Rust Belt'

4 Aug 2016
Reclining Nude

Acquisitions of the month: July 2016

Several US museums make major acquisitions this month, while the Bowes Museum gains a rare Dieric Bouts the Elder painting

4 Aug 2016

The Magnificent Mile and beyond: Chicago’s museums

The first part of Louise Nicholson's cultural road-trip through four major cities of the American 'Rust Belt'

2 Aug 2016

Artists opening galleries is not just a recent trend

Damien Hirst’s recently opened Newport Street Gallery joins a long list of galleries founded by artists

1 Aug 2016

The grand old man of the Gutai group: an interview with Takesada Matsutani

Takesada Matsutani is one of the surviving members of the avant-garde Gutai group. He explains how its influence is everywhere in his work

30 Jul 2016

What’s in store at the Ateneum Art Museum?

The Ateneum holds the Finnish national art collection from the mid 18th century to 1960, but only a sixth of its works are on display.

25 Jul 2016

Harnessing the future: the art of Umberto Boccioni

Umberto Boccioni’s untimely death in 1916 turned him into the tragic hero of Futurism – and helped the artist’s reputation flourish abroad

23 Jul 2016
Pampulha Modern Ensemble, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, in Brazil

UNESCO adds 12 new cultural sites to its World Heritage List

From Le Corbusier’s modernist buildings to impressive prehistoric architecture, here’s a round-up of the new additions

22 Jul 2016
Edge City: Croydon. Photo: courtesy Sophia Schorr-Kon

Croydon: ‘It’s a lot more interesting than you might think.’

The National Trust is on a mission to make people appreciate the suburb’s post-war architecture. Why not join one of their tours?

15 Jul 2016

A tribute to Abbas Kiarostami (1940–2016)

Remembering the influential Iranian filmmaker who has died at the age of 76

8 Jul 2016
Martin Roth, director of the Victorian and Albert Museum, accepts the Art Fund's Museum of the Year Award 2016 from the Duchess of Cambridge, during a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London.

Why the V&A is Museum of the Year – and also a museum of the future

The museum was recently awarded the Art Fund’s most prestigious award, but there are challenges as well as opportunities ahead

8 Jul 2016
A quick guide to Philadelphia's vibrant, provisional art scene...

A whistlestop tour of Philadelphia’s contemporary art spaces

The city’s vibrant, provisional art scene is thriving, but you have to know where to go

6 Jul 2016
Step Piece

Acquisitions of the Month: June 2016

Both the Courtauld and the Menil Collection acquire important works by Jasper Johns, while SFMOMA bolsters its already impressive photography collection

3 Jul 2016
Whirlpool room, by Jussi Kivi

One of Finland’s most distinguished artists is back from the wilderness

Jussi Kivi represented the country at the Venice Biennale in 2009, before retreating from the limelight. Now he’s back with a book from Helsinki’s edgelands

1 Jul 2016

‘There’s still a lot more to learn about this haven in Rome’

Reflecting on the Protestant cemetery in Rome – which Shelley called ‘the most beautiful cemetery’ he knew

Has the French culture ministry lost its way?

The French state has always prided itself on its special relationship with culture. But its recent history has been a troubled one

27 Jun 2016
Boat in Harbour, Brittany (1929), Christopher Wood.

Poetry, painting and the world of Christopher Wood

Several notable modern poets have been attracted to the freshness of Wood’s artistic vision and the romantic glamour of his short life

27 Jun 2016

Concern and dismay in the art world after Brexit vote

The latest updates as key figures and organisations comment on the UK’s vote to leave the European Union

24 Jun 2016