How Tate Modern transformed London – and beyond
As the new Tate Modern opens, leading museum directors and critics assess the impact the museum has had since it opened in 2000
It’s the job of both artists and museums to reevaluate the past
Art can play a key role in recovering forgotten or neglected histories, and challenging received ideas
‘800 years of oppression!’ Ireland’s contemporary art biennial
The latest edition of EVA International tackles issues of postcolonialism at home and abroad
Time regained: a lost rococo clock is found
An outstanding 18th-century clock made for a Hanoverian prince has resurfaced
Acquisitions of the Month: May 2016
May’s acquisitions include rare signed etchings by Picasso and photography by the Victorian pioneer Oscar Gustav Rejlander
Refreshingly partisan: David King’s homage to John Heartfield
The graphic designer, writer, editor, photographer, and researcher David King died earlier this month. His last book was a collection of John Heartfield’s pioneering photo montages
Factories, fine art and starry skies in rural Finland
The Serlachius Museums in Mänttä are an admirable example of how art can flourish outside Helsinki
‘Conservative in art, radical in politics’: James Boswell and the Artists’ International Association
Boswell’s acutely observed satires sum up the social and political issues of the 1930s
The man who gathered the many moods of Venice
Vittorio Cini collected remarkable Venetian paintings, which have never been publicly exhibited together – until now
Around the galleries: what to watch out for this month
Collaboration is the order of the day in Brussels and Paris, where several art fairs are joining forces. Meanwhile, London gears up for Art16
What’s going on with museum funding in the US?
Which museums are raking it in? And which ones are facing a deficit?
SFMOMA reopens at the heart of San Francisco’s booming art scene
With 3,000 new works, a major extension, and an ingenious way of working with collectors, SFMOMA is becoming a modern art museum to rival all others
François Morellet (1926–2016)
François Morellet, one of France’s most illustrious artists, has died at the age of 90
Marisol Escobar: 1930–2016
Marisol’s powerful, Pop-inspired sculptures deserve to be far better known, particularly outside the US
Acquisitions of the Month: April 2016
The National Portrait Gallery and Pallant House both benefit from the acceptance in lieu scheme, while LACMA gets an impressive new haul
There’s more to Leicester than football…
What else is going on in the home of the famous Foxes? Culturally, there’s a lot to see
Roman Britain when you least expect it
Who’d have thought that a barn conversion could lead to one of the most important Roman discoveries in Britain?
The Art Fund’s shortlist for Museum of the Year has been announced
The nominees range from small local museums, to a 100-acre outdoor museum and one of the UK’s biggest institutions
Are there too many Renaissance exhibitions?
Exhibitions about the Italian Renaissance have never been more popular, but is the difficulty of securing loans leading to some very diffuse shows?
Is London’s skyscraper boom damaging the city?
Peter Murray and Gillian Darley debate whether London’s changing skyline is leaching the city’s history
The sacred, ancient grottoes where world cultures came together
An enormous project to preserve, study and replicate the cave temples of Dunhuang lies behind the Getty’s latest exhibition
When did the Sublime become an extended environmental guilt-trip?
The word has become a catchall term for environmentally-conscious art. It’s more specific than that
Should public art be in the public domain? Sweden doesn’t think so
A recent court case involving Wikimedia in Sweden has taken the art world by surprise
Painting gardens? More of a radical pursuit than you think
Monet and chums were doing something genuinely revolutionary when they stepped out into their gardens
The Supreme Court has saved the Andy Warhol Foundation from itself