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Front cover of the catalogue to accompany the ROSC ’71 exhibition in Dublin

‘The first ROSC exhibition was, by all accounts, a seismic event’

Looking back on Ireland’s ROSC art exhibitions, which ran from 1967–88

29 May 2017
Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603) (1576–78), attributed to Nicholas Hilliard.

A radical new look at the greatest of Elizabethan artists

Two portraits newly attributed to Nicholas Hilliard will transform our understanding of the artist

29 May 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

A look back over Rodin’s rollercoaster career

The French sculptor attracted commissions and controversy in equal measure, and his reputation is constantly being reassessed

21 Mar 2017
Mexico City suicide attempt (25 May, 1971), Enrique Metinides. Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

Enrique Metinides made an art out of looking at people looking at death

The photographer’s images of disaster combine grisly detail with gifted composition, and implicate the viewer as much as the gathering crowds at the scene

9 Mar 2017
Frances Morris will take over from Chris Dercon as director of Tate Modern later this year.

Are things looking up for women in the arts?

Women artists have long been underrepresented on the world stage. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate some notable recent attempts at change

8 Mar 2017
Theaster Gates in the Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, which houses the Johnson Publishing Company archive. Photo: Mark Peckmezian

‘On some level, I’m just looking for good problems to solve’

Theaster Gates is best known for the regeneration project he initiated in the South Side of Chicago. Such social engagement is crucial to his work

6 Mar 2017
The McDonald's branch in Marino, Lazio

McDonald’s has opened its first ‘museum-restaurant’. Honest!

The McDonald’s branch where you can now visit an archaeological site while you nibble your McNuggets

4 Mar 2017
Single-volume Qur’an (1340–41), copied by Arghun al-Kamili, possibly Iraq, Jalayirid period. Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul

A look back at the beautifully inventive art of the Mamluks

The artistic achievements of the Mamluks rival those of the Renaissance, argued Mahonri Sharp Young in a 1981 issue of Apollo

24 Feb 2017
Postcard advertising the Garden City Pantomime, written by residents C.B. Purdom and Charles Lee, (c. 1910)

An alternative vision of life in Letchworth, the world’s first Garden City

The radicalism of Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City is often overlooked, but Letchworth is an utopian success

3 Jan 2017

Flashback looks set to scale new heights in Turin

With an array of great works on offer, Flashback returns to Turin for what should be a triumphant fourth edition

1 Nov 2016
Dragon-and-phoenix box and cover (depicted), Chinese, mark and reign of Longqing (1567–72). The Royal Collection

A closer look at the Chinese and Japanese masterpieces in the Royal Collection

More than 2,000 objects of porcelain, lacquer, jade, enamel and ivory have been catalogued, researched, conserved, and photographed

31 Oct 2016
TEFAF takes its treasures overseas to New York City

TEFAF takes its treasures across the Atlantic for the first time

The celebrated TEFAF art fair will opens its doors at New York’s Park Avenue Armory this month. Susan Moore selects her highlights from the landmark event

18 Oct 2016
Hall from Madanagopalaswamy Temple (c. 1560), Madurai, South India. Photo: Joseph Hu, 2016

A fresh look at Philadelphia’s unrivalled collection of South Asian art

A renovation project at the Philadelphia Museum of Art pays tribute to Stella Kramrisch, the woman who made their collection possible

13 Oct 2016
A Study of a Stork (1781) Shaykh Zayn al-Din, Company School, Calcutta. Sotheby's.

A look ahead at October’s art market highlights

London’s PAD stands out among the Frieze week fairs; Christie’s auctions works from Leslie Waddington’s collection, while Sotheby’s focuses on Islamic art

3 Oct 2016

A long hard look at Ryan Gander: An interview with the artist

Ryan Gander’s new exhibition at the Lisson Gallery turns the spectator into the spectacle

27 Sep 2016

It’s time to look again at the golden age of sleaze and splendour

Was the French Second Empire as morally and artistically bankrupt as its critics made it out to be?

26 Sep 2016

What do architects look like?

Most architects look unremarkable – and this has always been the case

26 Sep 2016

Art Basel strives to look beyond the exclusive world of the fair

This year’s edition has a notably political edge, while the Art Basel organisation is working on wider cultural partnerships

17 Jun 2016

Outlooks: Josephine Halvorson

Storm King Art Center will present Measures, three new works by Josephine Halvorson as its annual ‘Outlooks’ series, which invites one…

Storm King Art Center, New York

Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds

Five painting/collages, a tapestry, and a selection of ‘Field Guide’ works by Fred Tomaselli are featured in the Toledo Museum…

Toledo Museum, Ohio

A closer look at Ingres’ impossible ideals

Oddities and masterpieces abound in Spain’s first exhibition devoted to the French artist

12 Mar 2016

Rear views: the backs of paintings are well worth a look

An intriguing exhibition in Milan questions which side of a painting we should pay attention to

10 Feb 2016

Art Outlook

All-out strike at the National Gallery; Gulf Labor in Venice; €80million for cultural projects in Italy; and a new Global CEO for Bonhams

6 Aug 2015