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Victoria and Albert Museum returns—and reattaches—a third-century marble head of Greek god taken from Turkey

The head of Eros—which has been held by the London institution for 90 years—has been reunited with its sarcophagus at the Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Martin Bailey1 day ago

New research reveals that just 2% of named public statues in Britain commemorate people of colour

Major project by Art UK involving 500 volunteers sees 13,500 sculptures from across the UK posted online

Gareth Harris1 day ago

Afghanistan earthquake highlights need for investment in country’s undiscovered heritage

A week after the tragedy, it remains unclear whether cultural sites have been affected

Explicit drawings by Bloomsbury Group artist Duncan Grant to go on show at Charleston

Works depicting gay sex—thought to have been lost—were kept secret for decades

Gareth Harris1 day ago

Monumental Richard Serra sculpture, and a custom-designed pavilion to house it, unveiled at Glenstone

The project, a unique collaboration between the master sculptor of steel and architect Thomas Phifer, is the latest addition to the private museum's campus

Kriston Capps2 days ago

The Week in Art

A podcast bringing you the latest news from the art world, every week

Summer of Seoul: why the South Korean capital is a new art world hub

Plus, the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize winner: a basket made with horsehair

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Art market

Monster minerals, 'forgotten' women artists and a 66-million-year-old dinosaur: VIP sales from Masterpiece London

After two-year hiatus, fair returns to Chelsea with an exuberant sense of joie de vivre

Riah Pryor2 days ago

Inaugural Atlanta Art Week seeks to raise awareness and foster community in a city long overlooked by the mainstream art world

"This event could help build exposure for the galleries and institutions in Atlanta and make sure what we are included in the dialogue," says Atlanta Art Week founder Kendra Walker

Daniel Cassady2 days ago

Sotheby's sales in London fall short—though Francis Bacon brings in £43.4m

Bidding was strong for red-chip artists, but the air is much thinner at the top of the market

Russia-Ukraine war

The latest news on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The romantic story behind a Russian photographer's version of Klimt's Kiss painting, restaged for Ukraine

Andrey Kezzyn recounts how hearing a tale of two lovers separated by the war spurred him to remake the famous art historical image

'Art will go back underground': artist Emilia Kabakov on the war in Ukraine and the fate of the Russian art world

Born in the Soviet Union, the artist reflects on how works by her and husband Ilya have taken on new meaning since the war

Museums & Heritage

Major collection of works by late Modernist painter and feminist activist Inji Efflatoun finds new home in Cairo

Museum of Modern Egyptian Art will now house 60 works that the pioneering artist bequeathed to the government—some of which she made while imprisoned

Vancouver Art Gallery gets $29m in federal funding toward future Herzog & de Meuron home

The fresh funding means the gallery has raised C$270m toward the project’s overall cost of C$400m

Hadani Ditmars2 days ago

Daniel H. Weiss will step down as president and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum

Weiss, who guided the Met through several major projects and challenges during his tenure, will step down in June 2023

The UK's cost of living crisis has hit its museums and heritage sites—and the worst might still be to come

Economic instability and rising energy prices threaten many institutions, while emergency funding made available during the pandemic is no longer accessible

Exhibitions

Stand back: Rijksmuseum displays huge works on paper—some the size of an entire room—in new exhibition

The Amsterdam museum pulls out the largest paintings, drawings and prints on paper from its collection

Largest-ever exhibition of work by disabled artists in UK to be staged across museums nationwide, including Tate and Arnolfini in Bristol

Thirty-one artists will "disrupt" institutions with nonsensical and surreal work, inspired by the rebellious spirit of the Dada movement

More than 100 sculptures on slave trade to be unveiled across seven UK cities

Artists including Lakwena Maciver and Godfried Donkor will create work examining colonial history in Britain

Fish scales, nettles and banana leaf? Exhibition of traditional Japanese garments made with unusual materials opens in Minneapolis

A show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art displays more than 120 Japanese textiles made from the stuff of nature

Adventures with Van Gogh

Adventures with Van Gogh is a weekly blog by Martin Bailey, our long-standing correspondent and expert on the artist. Published every Friday, his stories range from newsy items about this most intriguing artist to scholarly pieces based on his own meticulous investigations and discoveries.

London's 'spectacular' 2024 Van Gogh show will focus on the artist’s greatest period—we delve into the details

“Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers” at the National Gallery will be presented in themes, tracing the story of his stay in Provence

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Book Club

An expert's guide to Raphael: five must-read books on the Italian Old Master

All you ever wanted to know about Raphael, from a page-turner monograph to a tome of his “irresistible” drawings—selected by the art historian David Ekserdjian

Old Master meets YBAs: James Cahill tells us all about his debut novel

The author explains why his new coming-of-age novel is set against the backdrop of the 1990s art world and what drew him to the paintings of the titular Tiepolo

An expert's guide to Piet Mondrian: four must-read books on the Dutch artist

All you ever wanted to know about Mondrian, from a comprehensive biography to a book about his various studios—selected by the curator Ulf Küster

What is the life of a muse like? Not as amusing as you may think

The subjects of great works of art have not always led the romanticised life we imagine, as examples from a new book show

Books

Rich volume examining knights and their shining armour goes beyond popular romantic notions

Book provides excellent overview of the history of and meaning behind orders, tournaments and armour

Our guide to the Venice Biennale

The stuff of dreams: Cecilia Alemani delivers a perfectly judged Biennale

The Milk of Dreams is a "show of ripples and resonances, one that honours its artists"

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see collateral exhibitions around the city

Writhing bodies in a deconsecrated church, BDE at the Ducale and an entirely improvised pavilion—what to see beyond the Arsenale and Giardini

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

From a Gauguin impersonation to fire raining from the sky, here are the best exhibitions in the city's former shipyards

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An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Maxine Kumin to Henry Moore

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