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First Look: Photorealism

Katie Hall introduces ‘Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealism’ at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

28 Nov 2013

First Look: Thomas Rowlandson

Kate Heard introduces ‘High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson’ at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

21 Nov 2013

First Look: Turner and the Sea

Christine Riding, Senior Curator of Arts at the Royal Museums Greenwich, introduces ‘Turner and the Sea’

20 Nov 2013

First Look: Drawing Time, Reading Time

Claire Gilman introduces ‘Drawing Time, Reading Time’ at the Drawing Center in New York

12 Nov 2013

First Look: Art Turning Left

Francesco Manacorda introduces ‘Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making’ at Tate Liverpool

8 Nov 2013

First Look: Georgians Revealed

Moira Goff, lead curator of ‘Georgians Revealed’ at the British Library, talks to Apollo

7 Nov 2013

First Look: Nur

Sabiha Al-Khemir, curator of ‘Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World’ at the Focus-Abengoa Foundation in Seville, talks to Apollo

24 Oct 2013

First Look: Daumier

Catherine Lampert, curator of ‘Daumier (1808-1879): Visions of Paris’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, talks to Apollo

22 Oct 2013

First Look: Malevich

Geurt Imanse and Bart Rutten, curators of ‘Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde’ at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, talk to Apollo

First Look: Eileen Gray

Cloé Pitiot, co-curator of ‘Eileen Gray: Architect Designer Painter’ at IMMA, speaks to Apollo about the inspiration she has drawn from the artist

11 Oct 2013

First Look: Facing the Modern

Gemma Blackshaw, guest curator of ‘Facing the Modern: the Portrait in Vienna 1900’ at the National Gallery in London, speaks to Apollo

7 Oct 2013

First Look: Shunga

Tim Clark, curator of ‘Shunga: Sex and Pleasure’ at the British Museum, speaks to Apollo

30 Sep 2013

First Look: Magritte at MoMA

Anne Umland, curator of ‘Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938’ at MoMA speaks to Apollo

24 Sep 2013

First Look: Canterbury and St Albans

Kristen Collins and Jeffrey Weaver introduce an exhibition of English Romanesque art which opens at the Getty on Friday

First Look: Masterpieces at the Sainsbury Centre

Curator Ian Collins introduces ‘Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia’, which opens on Saturday

12 Sep 2013

First Look: Bacon/Moore at the Ashmolean

Curator Martin Harrison speaks to Apollo about ‘Flesh and Bone’, which opens on Thursday

9 Sep 2013

First Look: ‘Victoriana’ at the Guildhall

In this ongoing series, Apollo previews a range of international exhibitions and hears from their curators

2 Sep 2013
The Pyramid of Khafre (left) and the Great Pyramid of Giza (right), photographed in October 2018.

The pyramids at Giza looked very different when they were first built

The Egyptian pyramids were originally covered in smooth white limestone – as a casing stone now in Scotland shows

30 Jan 2019
David Medalla (1942–2020).

With no limit to his curiosity, David Medalla brought a truly global outlook to 1960s London

From his sitting room in west London, the Manila-born artist created a vital space for avant-garde artists and writers

3 Feb 2021

Arty films and books to look forward to in 2021

From a Netflix flick about the Sutton Hoo dig to a study of women’s self-portraits – the must-see movies and a first reading list for art lovers

4 Jan 2021
Dante (detail; c. 1448–49), Andrea del Castagno.

The major art anniversaries to look out for in 2021

Plans for exhibitions and events may be up in the air, but the anniversaries they mark are fixed in the calendar

1 Jan 2021
View of the extension on the back of the former Museum and Art Gallery and Central Library.

‘It is hard not to smile on first stepping inside the Box’ – at Plymouth’s new museum

It might not work from the outside, but inside Plymouth’s new civic museum curators have taken a fresh approach to Plymouth’s wide-ranging collections

11 Nov 2020
The Humboldt Forum in the centre of Berlin, due to open in December 2020.

Why are Berlin’s new buildings so intent on looking backwards?

The reconstruction of the Berlin Palace is just one example of the city’s nostalgia for the past

20 Oct 2020
Citizen Tallien in a Cell in La Force Prison, Holding Her Cut Hair (detail), (1796), Jean-Louis Laneuville. Private collection. Photo: courtesy Yale University Press; © Christies Images/Bridgeman Images

The women who wanted to look like living statues

A study of neoclassical dress in the 1790s shows that fashion can be a serious business

4 Sep 2020