Illuminating and frustrating: William Blake at the Ashmolean Museum

There can be little argument with the quality of the works; but there is, to put it mildly, a lot to take in

15 Jan 2015

Fresh faces: Moroni at the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy’s exhibition presents Moroni’s portraits in their wider context

13 Jan 2015

Unknown Dimensions: ‘Sculptors’ Drawings from Renaissance Italy’

An exhibition of drawings by Renaissance sculptors provides valuable insights into both mediums

12 Jan 2015

Muse Reviews: 11 January

Toulouse-Lautrec at MoMA; Shostakovich’s ballet at GRAD; Walid Raad in Hamburg; and photographs at the Science Museum

11 Jan 2015

Dual Identity: ‘Postface’ by Walid Raad at Sfeir-Semler Gallery

Two of Raad’s career-defining projects reveal the balance of rigorous research and subtle wit that informs his work

9 Jan 2015

Bringing back ‘The Bolt’: designs for Shostakovich’s ballet on show at GRAD

Shostakovich’s 1931 ballet was pulled from Russian theatres after just one performance; now, a show in London tried to bring it back

7 Jan 2015

Every bit as good as Matisse: ‘The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec’ at New York’s MoMA

There’s a second talented Parisian on show at the MoMA this winter

6 Jan 2015

What not to miss over the Christmas period

Some fascinating exhibitions in the UK, Europe and USA are closing in early January. Last chance…

24 Dec 2014

Review: ‘Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection’

The Science Museum’s Media Space hosts another excellent display

24 Dec 2014

Powerful gifts: is there a darker side to ‘Gold’?

The Queen’s Gallery’s latest exhibition brings together some exquisite items, but what of their cultural and political context?

23 Dec 2014

Cézanne goes digital: catalogue raisonné launches online

As data increasingly migrates to the cloud, so art scholarship goes digital

22 Dec 2014

Muse Reviews: 21 December

The Winchester Bible in New York; tapestries at the Getty; and war photography at Tate

21 Dec 2014

The Winchester Bible in New York

The Met’s display of pages from one of the UK’s most extraordinary manuscripts is a small but perfect show

20 Dec 2014

The scars of war: ‘Conflict, Time, Photography’ at Tate

Tate’s exhibition aims not to shock, but to contemplate the lasting effects of conflict on the people and places affected

18 Dec 2014

‘Wojciech Fangor. Colour-Light-Space’ curated by de Pury de Pury

One of Poland’s most highly regarded living artists presents mesmerising large canvases of shimmering colour

17 Dec 2014

A Woven Palette: ‘Spectacular Rubens’ at the Getty

Designed by Rubens at the height of his career, these exuberant tapestries are remarkably painterly

16 Dec 2014

Muse Reviews: 14 December

Tapestries in the Prado, the Getty and the Met; Deller’s take on Warhol and Morris; and immersive works by both Pipilotti Rist and Moholy-Nagy

14 Dec 2014

Cooper Hewitt Museum reopens in New York

Thanks to a meticulous and inventive renovation project, the US now has a really good national museum of design

12 Dec 2014

Pipilotti Rist’s enveloping videos at Hauser & Wirth

Rist’s work is overtly sensual, and places the visitor’s own body at its centre

11 Dec 2014

Moholy-Nagy’s pioneering multi-sensory art

Today’s museums work hard to develop interactive, immersive and sensory displays: but Moholy-Nagy got there first

10 Dec 2014

The Prado, the Getty and the Metropolitan Museum celebrate the art of tapestry

Now is the time to see some of the most spectacular tapestries around

9 Dec 2014

Go With The Flow: William Morris and Andy Warhol at Modern Art Oxford

All three artists emerge as experts in self-branding. On the whole, I’m sold

9 Dec 2014

Muse Reviews: 7 December

Moroni’s self-conscious sitters; Warhol’s ephemera; and Sugimoto’s deceptive diaoramas

7 Dec 2014

Mapping the contemporary: Bloomberg New Contemporaries vs. Tomorrow: London

Last week brought two shows to London that claim to present the scope of new contemporary art being made in…

4 Dec 2014