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Station IX from the Stations of the Cross (1913–18), Eric Gill. Westminster Cathedral, London

Eric Gill’s fall from grace

Revelations about the artist’s personal life have encouraged a reassessment of his work

27 Apr 2017
Hercules overpowering the Nemean lion (detail; c. 1507–08), Raphael

A new way of looking at Raphael’s drawings

The artist used drawing as a way of brainstorming how his art related to the world

24 Apr 2017
Apollo and Marsyas and the Judgement of Midas (1581), Melchior Meier. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Ovid’s Metamorphoses is the ultimate sourcebook for artists

Ovid’s epic mythological poem has fired the imaginations of artists since the Renaissance

22 Apr 2017
Entrance to Copenhagen Contemporary. Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Does contemporary art have a home in Copenhagen?

Several of the city’s avant-garde spaces are suburban. Now it looks like a major central gallery will move out, too

13 Apr 2017
Jumping boys, High Wycombe (1980), Gavin Watson. Image courtesy Youth Club Archive

Is youth culture a thing of the past?

London may soon have a museum of youth culture. Does this mean it’s over?

10 Apr 2017
Vase of Flowers (1924), Henri Matisse. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The fake feud between Picasso and Matisse

Shortly after Matisse’s death, Clive Bell called time on the artist’s rivalry with Picasso – and rightly so

10 Apr 2017
Eike Schmidt on April 4, 2017 in Florence, at the Gucci Cruise 2018 press conference. Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for Gucci

The man in charge of modernising the Uffizi

Reforming Italy’s most famous museum is a huge and sensitive task for new director Eike Schmidt

8 Apr 2017
Aerial view of the museum. Courtesy the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

How Kansas City got its magnificent museum

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art built its collection from scratch in the 1930s, and is still going strong today

7 Apr 2017
Selection of archival material from the Max Beckmann Bequest. Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Max Beckmann Archiv

Acquisitions of the month: March 2017

The finest new additions to public art collections, from rare Fabergé animals in London to Canadian masterpieces in Ottawa

5 Apr 2017
Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene (1864), Simeon Solomon. Courtesy of Tate

Eight art events to get to in April

Highlights include shows devoted to Botticelli, Balla, and Walker Evans, and Tate’s ‘Queer British Art’ exhibition

4 Apr 2017

Damien Hirst reveals plans to pickle fellow YBAs

Tracey Emin and other YBAs will be suspended in formaldehyde during Frieze Week 2068

1 Apr 2017
Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California. Debates about gentrification have flared up in the area in recent years, with galleries becoming a focus of local criticism

Activists round on artists in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights

Tensions have flared in recent months as residents accuse new galleries of ‘art-washing’ and gentrifying the neighbourhood

30 Mar 2017

An ambitious plan to put Montpellier on the map

The city of Montpellier’s cultural plans include a new contemporary art museum headed up by Nicolas Bourriaud

29 Mar 2017
Portrait of Howard Hodgkin featuring Portrait of the Artist Listening to Music (2016), photographed by Miriam Perez. Courtesy Gagosian.

Recollections of Howard Hodgkin

Howard Hodgkin’s great artistic struggle – and achievement – was to find a way of visualising memories

29 Mar 2017
Kiran Nadar photographed in her museum

‘When I start bidding it’s very hard to stop’

Kiran Nadar on the ‘exhilaration’ of art collecting, the museum she set up in Delhi, and her commitment to showing Indian artists on the global stage

29 Mar 2017
Das Paar (The Couple) (1956), Méret Oppenheim. Private collection

Meret Oppenheim – an outsider interested in the outsides of things

Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim’s objects – she referred to them as ‘things’ – are still deeply unsettling, drawing you into their worlds and their logic

27 Mar 2017
Leonora Carrington, photographed by Lee Miller in 1939. Image courtesy Lee Miller Archives, England 2016. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk

In the kitchen with Leonora Carrington

What it was like to meet the Surrealist artist in Mexico

27 Mar 2017

Culture wars in Bosnia

The National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina is a powerful symbol of the tensions that persist in Bosnia more than 20 years after the end of the war

27 Mar 2017

Mondrian gets his moment

The Gemeentemuseum has the largest collection of Mondrian’s works in the world – no wonder that it’s at the centre of the centenary celebrations of De Stijl this year

25 Mar 2017
Apeopla pass on 2 April, 2012, by the Santa Maria Paganica church near the 'red zone' closed to public, in the historic area of L'Aquila devastated by the 2009 earthquake. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

Can L’Aquila rise from the rubble of the 2009 earthquake?

Eight years on from the earthquake that claimed 309 lives, reconstruction work is still underway, hampered by bureaucracy and corruption

24 Mar 2017

A look back over Rodin’s rollercoaster career

The French sculptor attracted commissions and controversy in equal measure, and his reputation is constantly being reassessed

21 Mar 2017

Past and present collide at the Art Institute of Chicago

The museum’s new medieval and Renaissance galleries put its outstanding collections in the spotlight and invites fresh and unexpected connections

20 Mar 2017
Andiron representing Psyche, , 1809, made by Pierre-Philippe Thomire, after a design by Charles Percier.

The man who created ‘dictator chic’

Charles Percier may not be a household name, but his Empire style sums up the Napoleonic era – and has had imitators ever since

16 Mar 2017

TEFAF video: an unholy alliance – conflict or symbiosis?

Watch a TEFAF Talk about the relationship between museums and the art trade

12 Mar 2017