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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The lasting legacy of Thomas Chippendale

Three hundred years after the cabinet-maker’s birth, his name is still a byword for excellence

25 Aug 2018
Pharmacy 2 at Newport Street Gallery, London.

Eight bars and restaurants for art lovers

Forget the food … where can you go for a good interior, an artist-run hub, or some art worth looking at on the walls?

23 Aug 2018
Alberto Falchetti, (1905), John Singer Sargent, private collection

The Italian painter who travelled to the Holy Land with John Singer Sargent

The discovery that Sargent made the journey with Alberto Falchetti sheds new light on both artists

20 Aug 2018
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, London, designed by Charles Harrison Townsend and constructed in 1898–1901.

The Horniman Museum takes on the world

The London museum’s outstanding ethnographic collections finally have a fitting home

15 Aug 2018
Exterior of the Stony Island Arts Bank

Celebrating the diversity of Chicago’s cultural landscape

The Terra Foundation’s year-long cultural programme shines a spotlight on the ‘third coast’ of America

2 Aug 2018
10,000 Miles Along the Yangzi River (detail; 1699), Wang Hui

Acquisitions of the month: July 2018

A 16-metre-long Chinese scroll and some Surrealist masterpieces are among this month’s top acquisitions

1 Aug 2018

Eight artists’ gardens that are artworks in their own right

Artists have often been inspired by gardens – and some have created outdoor masterpieces of their own

30 Jul 2018
The Yawner (side view; c. 1770–83), Franz Xaver Messerschmidt.

The many faces of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

The distorted Character Heads of the 18th-century sculptor have long perplexed critics

28 Jul 2018

The museum pieces every school kid in the Netherlands should see

Leading figures pick objects from Dutch collections that should be seen by every schoolchild in the Netherlands

27 Jul 2018
Nøtel (still; 2015–ongoing), Lawrence Lek and Kode9.

Dystopia lands in London’s Docklands

Lawrence Lek and Kode9 explore sound, architecture and the changing city in their installation at arebyte gallery

26 Jul 2018
Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Bt (1888), John Thomson.

The mysteries and marvels of Sir Richard Wallace

This summer the Wallace Collection turns the spotlight on its enigmatic namesake

24 Jul 2018

Apollo recommends arty novels for the summer

Nobody wants to take a coffee table book to the beach, so here’s some fiction about art – picked by Apollo’s editors

23 Jul 2018

The museum pieces that every school kid needs to see

Leading figures pick objects from UK collections that should be seen by every child in the country

19 Jul 2018
The Bridge, (2018) Li Binyuan, installation view at the Yinchuan Biennale.

Artistic strategies on China’s new Silk Road

The second Yinchuan Biennale is part of an official drive to open up the city to international visitors

18 Jul 2018
Part of a brass choir screen at De Nieuwe Kerke, Amsterdam, cast by unknown brass-founders in c. 1654, after a design by Johannes Lutma, probably in collaboration with Jacob van Campen

The fantastical designs of the Dutch Golden Age

An exhibition at the Rijksmuseum explores the inventive language of the 17th-century auricular style

5 Jul 2018

Acquisitions of the month: June 2018

A major giveaway from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and a Queen Victoria bust are among this month’s top acquisitions

5 Jul 2018
Portrait of Two Girls as the Saints Agnes and Dorothy, (n.d.) Michaelina Wautier. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

‘Doing justice to an artist no one knows is quite an undertaking’

The first exhibition devoted to the Flemish painter Michaelina Wautier has been a 25-year-long labour of love for its curator

Enclosure C at Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey, Photo: Vincent J. Musi/National Geographic Creative

The site of the earliest known temple on earth continues to keep its secrets

The new museum at Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey is a welcome addition, but it can’t explain everything

2 Jul 2018
The Procuress, (1625), Gerrit van Honthorst, Centraal Museum, Utrecht

The local museum with a world-class collection of Old Masters

The Centraal Museum is raising its profile with a show devoted to the Utrecht Caravaggisti – but it remains firmly grounded in the city

30 Jun 2018
Lake Geneva with symmetrical reflections, Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler’s symbolic hold on the Swiss imagination

Geneva’s museums are using the centenary of the artist’s death as an opportunity to rethink how they display their collections

23 Jun 2018
Irving and Lucy Sandler. Image courtesy Lauren Grosskopf

Remembering Irving Sandler, the ‘sweeper-up after artists’

The critic, who has died at the age of 92, will be remembered as someone who wanted to be in the thick of it

14 Jun 2018
Photograph by Yevgen Nikiforov, exhibited at Kyiv Art Week

How the city of Kyiv is reckoning with its Soviet past

This year’s Kyiv Art Week celebrated a creative renaissance in the Ukrainian capital, but difficult questions about the city’s architectural heritage remain

11 Jun 2018
After Le Lorrain (detail; 2018). Michael Eden.

French porcelain meets 3D printing at Waddesdon

Michael Eden’s brightly coloured creations offer a modern update on the manor’s historic collection

7 Jun 2018
Head of Perseus, Odilon Redon

Acquisitions of the month: May 2018

Two Attic vases once owned by Lucien Bonaparte enter the Louvre, while the Getty acquires its first Rodin bronze

6 Jun 2018