Two months after the devastating quake in central Italy, it’s still not clear how much of the region’s heritage has been destroyed
How Sergei Shchukin brought paintings by the most trailblazing members of the French avant-garde to Russia
Lucas Cranach’s service to the Reformation went beyond creating iconic images of the Protestant reformer Martin Luther
A renovation project at the Philadelphia Museum of Art pays tribute to Stella Kramrisch, the woman who made their collection possible
One of Saddam Hussein’s crumbling former palaces has been transformed into a state of the art display space for Iraqi antiquities
London’s School of Oriental and African Studies has taught scholars, spies and Hollywood stars
September sees multiple new additions to museum collections, including the Getty’s record-breaking purchase of a Roman cabinet once owned by a Pope and a King
Xavier F. Salomon explains why he is so keen to show one of Guido Cagnacci’s most important paintings at the Frick
Was the French Second Empire as morally and artistically bankrupt as its critics made it out to be?
The Limbach Commission mediates Nazi-looted art restitution disputes – but is it effective?
As London’s Design Museum is set to reopen in its new home, the role of design museums is still surprisingly unclear
Plus: Neo Rauch finally comes to London; John Wesley’s odd eroticism; and Alighiero Boetti’s monumental use of mementoes
Plus: Virginia Chihota’s claustrophobic blast of colour; a surreal spectacle from James Richards at the ICA; and Suzanne Treister’s sinister take on technology
Plus: The final painting of Francis West; Yinka Shonibare without his trademark fabric; and Paula Rego’s first tapestry
Plus: Abstract expressionism outside the RA; Njideka Akunyili Crosby at Victoria Miro; Helen Marten’s rise to stardom; and Philippe Parreno in the Turbine Hall
Plus: lining up the evidence at Michael Hoppen Gallery; Fausto Melotti’s ingenious sculptures; and an unsung branch of the Bauhaus
Swiss museums are full of remarkable art collections of every kind. Many are now looking to the future with outstanding new buildings as well.
This annual celebration of design gets bigger every year. Here are the key exhibits that you should not miss
Nine works by the artist have travelled 4,685 miles to be seen in the Royal Academy’s Abstract Expressionism show
Hurvin Anderson discusses painting, places, and portraiture without the people
These important examples of 19th-century architecture could be lost if action isn’t taken soon
The city is known for its heritage, but its contemporary cultural scene is struggling
Lucian Freud, Pablo Picasso and Gerhard Richter are among the artists who have ‘edited’ their oeuvres by refusing to acknowledge certain works
On 2 September 1666, a fire took hold on Pudding Lane that would devastate London. As the anniversary approaches, exhibitions and events are being staged across the city