Reviews

Rendering of glass staircase in the Tiffany Gallery, Fourth Floor, New-York Historical Society. Courtesy Eva Jiřičná Architects

Remaking history in New York

New galleries mean a fresh start for the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library

21 Apr 2017

Stanley Spencer’s endless autobiography

The painter’s reams of autobiographical writing are as idiosyncratic as his art

20 Apr 2017
Men and boys in Southam Street, London (1959), Roger Mayne. Courtesy of the Mary Evans Picture Library; © Roger Mayne/Mary Evans Picture Library

Roger Mayne, the ‘Laureate of Teenage London’

The Photographers’ Gallery hosts the first major London exhibition of Roger Mayne’s work since 1999

19 Apr 2017

Pissarro was the unifying force behind Impressionism

This overdue survey gives some sense of Pissarro’s extraordinary range

18 Apr 2017

Maeve Brennan’s quiet filmmaking speaks volumes about conflict and culture

The artist’s meditative new film reveals how, in the midst of cyclical violence, objects and humans continue to drift

18 Apr 2017
The Critics (1927), Henry Scott Tuke. Warwick District Council (Leamington Spa, UK)

The Tate was right to look again at queer British art

Context is as crucial to this exhibition as the art itself. Tate strikes a tricky balance between the two

14 Apr 2017
Wedding Dance in the Open Air (1607–14), Pieter Brueghel the Younger. Holburne Museum, Bath. Photo: Dominic Brown

A Bruegel family reunion in Bath

The Holburne Museum reminds us that this entire family is worth celebrating – not just Pieter Bruegel the Elder

13 Apr 2017
Installation view of The 4th (2012–17) and THE TIMES THAY AINT A CHANGING, FAST ENOUGH! (2017), by Henry Taylor, at the Whitney Biennial 2017. Collection of the artist; courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo | Collection of the artist; courtesy Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

The Whitney Biennial in counterpoint

Dana Schutz’s controversial painting of Emmett Till has dominated the headlines, at the expense of other interesting contributions

12 Apr 2017
Studland Beach (c. 1912), Vanessa Bell. Tate, London. Photo: © Tate, London 2016; © The Estate of Vanessa Bell. courtesy of Henrietta Garnett

It’s about time Vanessa Bell was judged on her own merits

It’s hard to separate Vanessa Bell from Bloomsbury, but this exhibition of her art is long overdue

11 Apr 2017

Shadows beneath the surface of the sea

On the southern coast of France, a new exhibition is exploring our troubled relationship with the world’s oceans

6 Apr 2017