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coronavirus

Exhibitions need a perfect storm to succeed—but shows opening during Covid-19 are getting a disappointing drizzle

With no group student visits, no art-world private view, and limits on public access, the buzz of new exhibitions has potentially been short-circuited

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Books

Bryan Robertson: an engrossing book on a brilliant—but forgotten—maverick curator

This is the first publication about the man who put London's Whitechapel Gallery on the international map, but never gained the recognition he deserved

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Exhibitions

Women artists to dominate Tate's 2021 solo shows

Exhibitions will focus on Paula Rego, Lubaina Himid, Yayoi Kusama and Sophie Taeuber-Arp as well as a major survey of Philip Guston

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Exhibitions

Spring into summer: see the major shows almost scuppered by lockdown

From Titian's masterpieces and a major Raphael survey, to the final stop of the Soul of a Nation tour

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Prizes

Turner prize 2020 is cancelled and replaced with £100,000 fund for artists

Ten £10,000 "Turner Bursaries" to be announced late June

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The Buck stopped here

Somewhere over the rainbow...London galleries are plastered with NHS support

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Art's Most Popular 2020

As coronavirus shuts down the capital, our survey shows 2019 was the busiest year for London museums this century

Last year also saw record attendances at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the Hayward Gallery's expansive group show about trees to the erotic underbelly of the Victorian era at Tate Britain

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Conservation

Both sides now: Tate Britain to show rare two-faced painting by Aubrey Beardsley

British illustrator’s only known paintings—on front and back of the same canvas—will be displayed for the first time in new exhibition

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Diary

Vogueing is in vogue at Tate Britain with performance masterclass from Diva Miyake-Mugler

Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From today's finest figurative painters to British Baroque in the post-Brexit age

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Exhibitions

Tate Britain presents the lesser-known British Baroque stars

The first exhibition to explore the style associated with mainland Europe will aim to show that it did exist in the UK—even if most painters were foreign

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Diary

Dark art: Anne Hardy’s winter commission at Tate Britain reflects turbulent times

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The Buck stopped here

Steve McQueen's epic primary school portrait series unveiled at Tate Britain

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Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey on using Victorian techniques to evoke magical memories

For his new Tate Britain show, the artist used illusion to recreate his childhood experience beneath a motorway

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Exhibitions

The Big Review: William Blake at Tate Britain

We take an in-depth look at the London survey of the visionary’s work and round-up what the critics are saying

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Tate's William Blake blockbuster. Plus, Pace and the New York gallery boom

We take an in-depth tour of the Blake show and talk to Marc Glimcher about his vast new space in Chelsea and why galleries are becoming supersized. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Museums & Heritage

It's back to school for the art world—here's why you shouldn't just rush to the blockbusters

From William Blake at Tate Britain to Gauguin at the National Gallery, London's museums are opening their biggest exhibitions this month—but how much are you really able to enjoy them?

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum considers long term loans of its paintings

Trustees’ chairman would like to rationalise the collection

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Photography

Huge photos of school children to appear on London billboards as part of Steve McQueen’s Tate initiative

The outdoor exhibition across the capital is a forerunner to the filmmaker’s Year Three Project at Tate Britain

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China

Tate to send its collection to Shanghai's forthcoming Pudong Museum of Art

The gallery signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned developer in Shanghai

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In the frame

Queen's birthday honours: Rachel Whiteread is made a Dame with awards also for Glenn Brown and Ralph Rugoff

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Tate Britain

'Not good enough': Oscar Murillo criticises Tate over Frank Bowling exhibition

Turner Prize nominee says the retrospective should be bigger and more comprehensive

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Adventures with Van Gogh

An insider’s travel guide to Van Gogh's Arles

Follow in the artist’s footsteps and discover the places that inspired his greatest paintings

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye gets a Tate survey and will show works in Accra

Nine new works by the ubiquitous UK artist are in the Ghana pavilion at the Venice Biennale

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Munch's angst-ridden prints at the British Museum to Van Gogh's love affair with the UK at Tate Britain

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Exhibitions

Tate to show $6m Blake watercolours that sold for £1,000 in a Scottish bookshop

Discovered after 165 years, eight of the 19 paintings will be included in the London exhibition in September

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Emma Kunz's powerful abstract drawings at the Serpentine Gallery to Mike Nelson's industrial sculptures at Tate Britain

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The Buck stopped here

Powerful, political and pungent: Mike Nelson's Tate Britain commission

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Tate

'State decline, spawning vanity and inequality': Mike Nelson's Tate Britain show offers bleak portrait of UK

Artist sourced defunct industrial machines online for new installations, reflecting “an eating away of ourselves”

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Don McCullin's powerful war photography at Tate Britain to a last chance to see Lorenzo Lotto's insightful portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

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Photography

Reportage storms the citadel: documentary photography joins the canon of British art

A Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Britain symbolises the shift in photography's significance in British museums

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Exhibitions

Don McCullin on why he is showing at Tate Britain even though he is ‘not an artist’

The photojournalist also reflects on his career and reveals the most important stories he covered

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Roma persecution to dreamt-up countries

Podcast

The Beatles' White Album: the band, the artist, the dealer. Plus, art in Dubai

We talk to Andrew Wilson at the Tate and Harriet Vyner about one of the greatest albums, and album covers, of all time. And we visit the new Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Tate Britain

Monster Chetwynd to design Tate Britain's 2018 Winter Commission

The off-beat artist will re-envision the exterior of the historic building

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Photography

Steve McQueen’s school initiative shows 'striking similarities' with another photographer's work

The Turner prize winner's photography project has been likened to Classroom Portraits by Julian Germain

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Exhibitions

Tate’s most popular ever exhibition not staged in UK—but in China

Visitor numbers at Shanghai Museum eclipse institution’s most successful London exhibitions

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a show on humour at the South London Gallery's new Fire Station space, to Samuel Courtauld’s Impressionists at the National Gallery

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Artists

Portrait of the future at Tate: Steve McQueen plans to photograph every seven-year-old in London

Images of primary school children will go on show at Tate Britain alongside survey of Oscar winner’s work at Tate Modern

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Conservation & Preservation

Tate restores colour and depth to John Nash painting

The picture is on display in Tate Britain's show Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

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Exhibitions

Andrew Lloyd Webber to lend works to Tate Britain’s Edward Burne-Jones show

The musical impresario, who has long collected Victorian artists, is understood to be anonymously lending half a dozen works by the Pre-Raphaelite

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Three to see

Three to see: London

Rodin takes on the Parthenon sculptures at the British Museum while James Cook sets sail for the British Library

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Tate

The struggle behind Tate Modern's birth

Recently opened Tate archives reveal wrangling over division of British and international art in early 1990s

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern hit with protests over cleaner dispute

There has been controversy at the gallery over the sponsor for the Picasso 1932 exhibition

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Tacita Dean's double-header, including films of David Hockney and fermenting pears, to a Tate Modern takeover by Joan Jonas

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Politics

Polish art world calls on national museum to stage 'major international show' against fascism

An open letter to Krakow institution asks for exhibition to counter rise of the right in Poland

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Attendance

Why visitor numbers at two of London’s major museums have plunged

Fewer blockbusters the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery meant UK audiences stayed away

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Vincent Van Gogh

Tate Britain to explore Van Gogh's links to UK in major new show

The Art Newspaper's senior correspondent Martin Bailey is the co-curator of the exhibition

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In the frame

Martin Boyce's luminescent paved terrace lights up a corner of Tate Britain

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From a huge light show across the city to the final week of Rachel Whiteread's retrospective

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Rasheed Araeen

Rasheed Araeen says British museums are failing to tell full story of 'multiracial' country

Tate rejected artist's project detailing “most inclusive history of art in post-war Britain”

Tate Britain

Video: The Art Newspaper meets Alex Farquharson

The director of Tate Britain reveals his plans for a major rehang and picks his favourite works in the collection

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A rehang, a mega-show and 1.5m visitors: Tate Britain director’s vision

Alex Farquharson reveals the global, social concept behind planned redisplay of museum’s collection, covering 500 years of British art

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The Year In Review

The art world's highs and lows of 2017

Curators, museum directors and artists respond to the year's events

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Tate Britain

Anthea Hamilton becomes first black woman to be awarded Tate Britain commission

The London-born artist follows Cerith Wyn Evans and Pablo Bronstein taking up the Duveen Galleries commission

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Former Tate Britain director Penelope Curtis remaps Lisbon's Gulbenkian

Freed from Tate's "tough agenda" of blockbuster shows, sculpture scholar is opening up Portuguese museum's Islamic collections

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Vorticist

Sotheby’s expect First World War painting by Nevinson to make £1m

Last sold 50 years ago, A Dawn depicts French troops marching to trenches through Flanders in 1914

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In the frame

DJ Goldie to hand out the Turner Prize in Hull

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Exhibitions

Tate Britain banks on David Hockney retrospective to pull in the crowds

More than 150 works will be on display, from those executed early in his career to some whose paint is still wet

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Museums & Heritage

London’s big growth spurt: Major galleries are reaching for the skies with £500m-worth of building projects

As the Tate and British Museum extensions reach their full height, institutions say business plans stack up

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Phyllida Barlow

Interview with Phyllida Barlow

Since retiring from teaching at the Slade school after 40 years, the sculptor has found her large, site-specific works in great demand—not least at Tate Britain, where her new show opens later this month

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November 2013

Tate finds 370-year-old bullet hole in Charles I statue

The sculpture was famously attacked by Parliamentarians shortly after the outbreak of the English Civil War

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Tate Britain

Room with a view tops off Tate Britain’s revamp

Penelope Curtis, the gallery’s director, aims to accentuate the strengths of the collection and the building

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Tate Britain

Art and the appetite for destruction: Histories of British Iconoclasm on now at Tate Britain

Tate Britain examines the history of those who have targeted art, from Henry VIII to the present

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Tate Britain

Purposeful destruction: Smashing art at the Tate Britain

Tate Britain traces the driving forces and ideologies behind a 500-year history of iconoclasm

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Tate

Tate borrows £55m for building projects

Renovations and expansions at both London Tates have been costly, and loans were required to bridge gaps in cashflow

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Tate Britain

Hundreds of national museum workers on zero-hours contracts

Questions raised about the ethics of employment terms usually associated with discount stores and fast-food chains

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Gary Hume

Artist Interview: Gary Hume opens the doors of perception at the Tate

A pair of Hume’s swing doors mark the start of his Tate Britain show. But what lies beyond?

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Tate Britain

Praise for Tate Britain rehang

The move from a thematic hang to a chronological one has been celebrated by critics

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Tate Britain

Folk art at the Tate Britain

Next Summer's exhibition focuses on the boundaries between the mainstream and the marginal

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Tate Britain

Exhibition explores the avant-garde aspects of the conservative Pre-Raphaelites

The Pre-Raphaelite movement was conservative: “back to the future” might well have been its motto

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Curators

Tate Britain fills curatorial gaps

new curators take the place of the three just gone

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Tate

Thirty-year wait for Turner catalogue almost over?

The Tate says all detailed entries will be available online by 2014, but critics fear loss of scholarship

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain opts for chronological hang with refurbishment project progressing

The galleries are set to reopen in May after funding goals were reached

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Funding

Three museums in search of mega-millions for extensions and refurbishments

Despite the recession, the British Museum, Tate and V&A attract major donations

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain Director defends curatorial changes

Constable and Turner experts may go

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Exhibitions

Hare raising Barry Flanagan exhibition now on at the Tate

The display explores a broad range of Flanagan's work, showing there’s more to Flanagan than jumping hares

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Artist interview

“I lived poor and there was no shame”: Interview with Susan Hiller on overcoming the art market

The artist speaks about the 1970s, public engagement, and the supernatural

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Turner Prize

Prada to present Turner Prize at Tate Britain

Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz, Susan Philipsz and the Otolith Group are shortlisted for the prize

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain to be transformed in £45m project aimed to protect the works and please the guests

Millions needed to stop leaks, control humidity and open up the rotunda of the Victorian building

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Chris Ofili

Interview with Chris Ofili: Something of the forest and the night

On the eve of his first retrospective, opening this month at Tate Britain, Chris Ofili tells us where he finds his inspiration

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Tate Britain

News bites: the art world celebrates, commemorates, curates, complains, and ... stinks

Dr Penelope Curtis is a renowned scholar but also has a track record—as an exhibited artist

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Tate Britain

Overhaul of Tate Britain could begin early 2010

The entire refurbishment project should conclude by 2020

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Johan Zoffany

Zoffany at Tate cancelled

The 2010 exhibition may instead be shown at the Royal Academy

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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon claims his place at the top of the market

As Tate Britain opens a major travelling retrospective, we examine the factors underpinning the meteoric rise in prices for the artist’s work and reveal the identity of his biggest collectors

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Martin Creed

Artist antics: Martin Creed’s test run at Tate Britain, Elton John's dance moves, and Eugene Leroy's penchant for Proust

We can reveal that the Creed’s commission for the Duveen Galleries, to be unveiled next month, is likely to startle visitors

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Peter Doig

News from London: Peter Doig the family man, Lucian Freud the party animal

Meanwhile, Mark McGowan gets a helping hand on his commute while Richard Wentworth loses his marbles

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Tate Britain

Sotheby’s backs Tate sculpture commission

Martin Creed installation opens 30th June

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Peter Doig

Interview with Peter Doig on how Trinidad gave his art immediacy

On the eve of a major show at Tate Britain, we talk to the artist about his life and work in the Caribbean

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Tate Britain

Lord Leighton's masterpiece Flaming June to go on display at Tate Britain

The painting will be loaned by Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico as it refurbishes its gallery, along with Burne-Jones' Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon

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William Hogarth

Books: Is Hogarth the greatest British artist of all time?

Three publications illuminate the subject of Tate Britain’s major exhibition

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Books

This book argues that John Everett Millais’ later works deserve as much attention as his pre-Raphaelite paintings

Not as bad as he has been made out to be

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Hans Holbein the Younger

"Hans Holbein the Younger" retrospective to take place at Basel's Kunstmuseum

The exhibition (closing 2 July) will catalogue Holbein's output during his time in Basel, preceding Tate Britain's "Holbein in England"

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Francis Bacon

Two Bacons may share more than an interest in portraiture

See for yourself as Sir Nathaniel Bacon and Francis Bacon go on show in London

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Chris Ofili

Tate: Conspiracy or cock-up over Ofili’s Upper Room?

Tate board member Chris Ofili calls on artists to donate work to the Tate whilst selling his own work to the Gallery.

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Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy and Tate exhibitions heading for top attendance

“Turks: A journey of a thousand years 600-1600” and “Turner, Whistler, Monet” have been wildly successful

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Francis Bacon

Is Tehran’s Bacon coming to London?

Tate hopes to secure the hidden gem