Conversation can be a important and enjoyable way of paying attention to artworks
What kind of art are Syrian artists making, if they are able to make art at all?
How Britain’s postal system has inspired artists, from its origins in the 16th century to today
How did the first viewers of ‘Hylas and the Nymphs’ interpret the painting?
Can T.S. Eliot’s poetic experiments be read alongside parallel developments in the visual arts? And how much has he influenced artists?
The finest additions to public collections this month include a crop of modern European artworks, from Munch to Mondrian
After a major refurbishment, Kettle’s Yard is reopening – but it remains true to the spirit of its founder, Jim Ede
The paintings that Cornelius Gurlitt, son of a Third Reich art dealer, kept hidden for decades are now out in the open – so what happens next?
He’ll be remembered for his restless abstract experiments, but Whitten also had a deep moral instinct
The Diamond Mountains have inspired Korean artists for centuries – and some of its best depictions are coming to New York
The Society of Jesus commissioned extraordinary works for its mother church in Rome – and they’re about to go on display on the East Coast
Joseph Anton Koch’s drawing of a waterfall is an outstanding early Romantic view of Switzerland
The artist draws on 19th-century battle scenes to create a very different historical narrative at the Hirshhorn
Last month’s acquisitions include a portrait of a hirsute lady, and a major purchase for the Frick
Eugene Thaw, the collector of drawings and celebrated art dealer, has died at the age of 90
Vivian Maier took thousands of photographs, but showed them to no one. Why are some artists so determined to keep their work secret?
It’s a big year for museums in the UK, with reopenings, expansions, and collaborations in London and Cambridge
The chief curator of the Frick Collection picks out his highlights for the year ahead
Expect celebrations of Cubism, universal suffrage, architects and art collectors in the coming year
Highlights in Dublin and Cork this year include exhibitions on Brian Maguire, Wolfgang Tillmans and Mary Swanzy
Looking forward to a year of monographic exhibitions, from Joan Jonas in London to Danh Vō in New York
Highlights of 2018 include Thomas Cole’s paintings at the Met and Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s mural at MoCA
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is undeniably impressive, but can it succeed in becoming the universal museum it wants to be?