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Show and Tell

Leonora Carrington may be a ‘literary painter’ and a surrealist storyteller, but we should not forget the formal qualities that underpin her best work

1 Oct 2013

In Defence of the Curator

Curators are not ‘pirates who’ve taken over the ship’ and Waldemar Januszczak should know it

30 Sep 2013

Propped Up Portraits

Carefully staged celebrity portraits by Jonathan Yeo and Michael Peto are on display at the National Portrait Gallery

29 Sep 2013

Ideal Man

The Musée d’Orsay’s exhibition of male nudes is almost a great show, but it misses a timely opportunity to explore homoerotic sentiment in art

28 Sep 2013

Revival: Laura Ashley

An exhibition at the Bowes Museum proves that Laura Ashley’s influence lives on

27 Sep 2013

Little d’Angers

An exhibition at the Frick Collection ostensibly celebrates David d’Angers’ monumental sculpture, but his small medallions steal the show

26 Sep 2013

Small Wonders: The Grundy Art Gallery

Richard Parry, curator of the Grundy Art Gallery, talks to Apollo about the Blackpool gallery’s collection

25 Sep 2013

Drawn In

A new set of interactive digital displays has been unveiled at Tate Modern that seeks to create a ‘digital community within the building’

25 Sep 2013

The Pearls and Shells of Qatar

There’s history behind the V&A’s ‘Pearls’ exhibition, its partnership with the Qatar Museums Authority, and its aptly-named sponsor, Shell

23 Sep 2013

Alternative OZ

The ‘Larrikins’, counter-culture and psychedelic Smartiples: an alternative look at Australian art in London

20 Sep 2013

Small Wonders: The Ditchling Museum

Hilary Williams, director of the Ditchling Museum, talks to Apollo on the eve of its public reopening

20 Sep 2013

Book Competition

This month’s book competition offers you the chance to win the ‘Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia’ exhibition catalogue, edited by Ian Collins

19 Sep 2013

Imperfect Importance: Laura Knight

Laura Knight is undoubtedly an important figure in British art and history; she’s just not a particularly inspiring painter

19 Sep 2013

Dealer’s Choice: Alma Luxembourg

Alma Luxembourg of Luxembourg & Dayan speaks to Apollo about art, the market and the dealer’s life

19 Sep 2013

Rejected Riches: Avenue House

The sale of Sir Albert Richardson’s collection is a loss for the nation that could and should have been averted

18 Sep 2013

On the Outskirts: Lowry at Tate

Tate’s long-awaited exhibition makes an ambitious but confused attempt to bring Lowry in from the cold

16 Sep 2013


He may be more famous for his sculptural work, but Richard Serra’s etchings at the Alan Cristea Gallery carry their own weight.

13 Sep 2013

Small Wonders: The Foundling Museum

Caro Howell, director of the Foundling Museum, speaks to Apollo

10 Sep 2013

The Gallerists

Arthur Hobhouse and Patrick Barstow of New Artists (NA) abandon the gallery in favour of a smallpox-ridden catacomb

9 Sep 2013

The New North?

If the north of England is to redefine itself as a cultural hub, its funders can’t afford to have second thoughts

7 Sep 2013

Lewis Morley

Barry Humphries pays tribute to Lewis Morley, ‘one of the finest photographers of his age’ and a personal friend

6 Sep 2013

Small Wonders: Compton Verney

Steven Parissien, director of Compton Verney in Warwickshire, talks to Apollo

2 Sep 2013

Italy’s Digital Ruins

When will Italian museums do something to improve their websites?

2 Sep 2013

Snap Happy

At the State Hermitage Museum earlier this summer, I spent some time watching the visitors. Many were in large tour…

1 Sep 2013