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Personality of the Year: Nicholas Penny

Nicholas Penny, director of the National Gallery, London, is Apollo’s Personality of the Year

Museum Opening of the Year

The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, is transformed by a new extension and refurbishment

Book of the Year

Jeremy Warren’s catalogue of the medieval and Renaissance sculptures in the Ashmolean Museum is a tour de force of scholarly writing

John Harrison (1693–1776) (detail; 1767), Thomas King.

How men of science wanted to be seen

Portraits of scientific figures such as Isaac Newton and John Harrison reveal their shifting cultural status

Review: ‘Basic Design: A Revolution in Art Education’ at the Hatton Gallery

Art education has come a long way since the 1950s. Is the Basic Design ‘revolution’ a little dated?

27 Nov 2014

From the mass market to the museum: ‘Warhol Mania’ in Montreal

Warhol not only made art about mass consumption, he made art for mass consumption too

25 Nov 2014

Curators pick seven highlights from ‘A Traveler’s Eye’

We asked the curators of the Arthur M. Sackler gallery’s latest show to pick their favourite exhibits

23 Nov 2014

Picking the picture: Magnum Contact Sheets at C/O Berlin

It’s riveting to see the choices and accidents that produced some of history’s most iconic photographs

20 Nov 2014

A Russian Fairytale: The Art and Craft of Elena Polenova

Elena Polenova is not a name many people are likely to have heard of in the UK. But the 19th-century…

Watts Gallery, Compton UK
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The Week’s Muse: 15 November

A round-up of news and comment: First World War cartoons; a $500 million gift to LACMA; and the difficulty with digital art

15 Nov 2014

Gallery: ‘The Art and Craft of Elena Polenova’ at Watts Gallery

Elena Polenova’s paintings, illustrations and furniture designs are on display in the UK

14 Nov 2014

Koen Vanmechelen on the art of cross-breeding chickens

The Crypt Gallery in St Pancras Church is overrun with cosmopolitan chickens. Is it art?

14 Nov 2014

The Week’s Muse: 8 November

Was the Musée Picasso worth the wait? Is the Turner Prize showing its age? News and comment from the Muse Room

8 Nov 2014

Forum: Is the Turner Prize still relevant at 30?

The Turner Prize turns 30 this year – but does it continue to represent the best of contemporary British art?

5 Nov 2014

The Musée Picasso reopens in Paris

It’s been a long and controversial refurbishment. Has it all been worth it?

4 Nov 2014

Gallery: ‘Odd Volumes: Book Art’ at Yale University Art Gallery

An insight into the world of book art

3 Nov 2014

The Week’s Muse: 1 November

The display of art in Asia; photojournalism from Chechnya; and historic rings in New York

1 Nov 2014

Inquiry: The Asian Biennial Boom

It’s easy to be sceptical about the art biennial boom in Asia. But how have the unconventional spaces of such events shaped artists’ practices in the region?

31 Oct 2014

Review: ‘Pierre Huyghe: In. Border. Deep’ at Hauser & Wirth, London

Huyghe’s notoriously uncategorisable works are both strange and beautiful

30 Oct 2014

Gallery: ‘Modern Times’ at the Rijksmuseum

Highlights from the Rijksmuseum’s first major photography show

29 Oct 2014

Editor’s Letter: The architecture of display

In a region that lacks a strong museum culture, Asia has looked towards alternative ways of displaying contemporary art

28 Oct 2014

SPASIBO: Davide Monteleone’s photos from Chechnya

Monteleone focuses on an apparently shiny, happy new reality…Yet the Italian photographer is playing a sophisticated game

27 Oct 2014

Muse Reviews: 26 October

From Brueghel and Rembrandt to Rego and Steve McQueen

26 Oct 2014

Gallery: The City Lost and Found at the Art Institute of Chicago

How did artists turn the chaotic transformations of the USA’s big cities into powerful and resonant art?

25 Oct 2014