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Exhibition Review / July 2022
Louise Bourgeois: Paintings Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
‘Je vois red’ raged Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) on one of the loose sheets of paper that she made notes...
Exhibition Review / June 2022
The plaster cast collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
After seventy years in storage, a major European collection of plaster casts has been researched, resurrected an...
Exhibition Review / May 2022
Carlo Crivelli: Shadows on the Sky
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (23rd February–29th May 2022) This exhibition is a crystalline gem, a compact, focused examination of the remarkable ...
Exhibition Review / April 2022
The Burrell Collection
The reopening last month of the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, brought to a conclusion an ambitious museum renovation with sustainability at its he...
Exhibition Review / March 2022
The Chipperfield extension and private collections
With its third extension, the Kunsthaus Zurich can legitimately claim to be the largest museum in Switzerland. ...
Exhibition Review / February 2022
New galleries of Dutch and Flemish art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 20th November 2021 2021 saw the opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), of two related initiatives: ...
Exhibition Review / January 2022
By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (30th September 2021–9th January 2022) Museum acquisitions ca...
Exhibition Review / December 2021
Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist
National Gallery, London (20th November 2021–27th February) The title given to the exhibition in its iteratio...
Exhibition Review / November 2021
Raphael and the Domus Aurea: The Invention of Grotesque Ornament
‘In every season the rooms are full of painters. Here summer seems cooler than winter [...] We crawl along the...
Exhibition Review / October 2021
The Colours of Nadia
Musée de l’Annonciade de Saint-Tropez (3rd July–14th November) Paris exerted a powerful magnetic draw on young artists in the 1920s. Eager to engage with the city’s avant-garde artistic tra...
Exhibition Review / September 2021
Cézanne Drawing
Museum of Modern Art, New York (6th June–25th September) ‘A deep dive into Paul Cézanne’s process in pencil, ink and watercolor’ is how the curator Jodi Hauptman introduces this capacious...
Exhibition Review / August 2021
Slavery: Ten True Stories
Five bronze and iron bells from estates and plantations in Indonesia, Curaçao, Suriname, Guyana and South Africa represent the many bells througho...
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July 2022
Ukraine’s cultural casualties
The Russian aggression against Ukraine is now in its fifth month. From the first days of the invasion, Russian troops have been destroying the co...
June 2022
The Elizabeth II style
In the steeplechase to become the world’s longest reigning monarch of a sovereign country, Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrates her Platinum Jubile...
May 2022
The Rustat Memorial
The Rustat Memorial When the statue of Edward Colston was defaced and thrown into Bristol harbour on 7th June 2020 the resulting publicity was so enormous that it seemed likely that a whole...
April 2022
Notre-Dame three years on
This month marks the third anniversary of the fire that took hold of Notre-Dame, Paris, on the night of 15th–16th April 2019, probably the resu...
March 2022
Art in the age of digital reproduction
One of the most remarkable museums to have opened in Britain in many years, the Spanish Gallery at Bishop Auckland, County Durham, is impress...
February 2022
Looking forward
THANKS TO THE PANDEMIC, 2022 has stepped nervously into history. As we go to press, museums in Denmark have just reopened, but those in the Netherlands remain closed; the museums of Dres...
January 2022
The Courtauld Gallery
Without question the refurbishment and redisplay of the Courtauld Gallery, London, unveiled on 19th November last year, has resulted in a much more...
December 2021
Searching for utopia: from dinosaurs to the metaverse
Although the literal meaning of the word that Thomas More invented as the title for his celebrated book, publish...
November 2021
Going, going, gone
In our September issue we published an article by Guido Rebecchini on a remarkable bronze roundel of Mars and Venus attributed to Gian Marco Cavalli that may have been made c.1500 for Isabella d’...
October 2021
Art history in the Anthropocene
On 31st october delegates from almost two hundred countries will assemble in Glasgow for COP26 – the twenty-sixth ‘Conference of the parties’...
September 2021
Nicholas Goodison and The Burlington Magazine
Benedict Nicolson, editor of this Magazine from 1947 to 1978, was an astute talent spotter. In 1975 he invited N...
August 2021
The Becket exhibition
On the back cover of the book that accompanies the British Museum’s exhibition Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint the eminent mediev...
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April 2022 - Recent acquisitions at The Spanish Gallery, Bishop Auckland
Recent acquisitions at The Spanish Gallery, Bishop Auckland
January 2022 - Recent acquisitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum (2017–21)
Recent acquisitions (2017–21) at the J. Paul Getty Museum
December 2021 - Recent acquisitions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Recent acquisitions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
November 2021 - Recent acquisitions (2011–21) of sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Recent acquisitions (2011–21) of sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
October 2021 - Recent acquisitions at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2008–20)
Recent acquisitions at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2008-20)
April 2021 - Recent acquisitions (2016–21) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Recent acquisitions (2016–21) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
February 2021 - Recent acquisitions (2012–20) at the Fondation Custodia
Recent acquisitions (2012–20) at the Fondation Custodia
January 2021 – Recent acquisitions (2013–20) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Recent acquisitions (2013–20) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
December 2020 – Dutch museum acquisitions (2015–19) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
Dutch museum acquisitions (2015–19) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
November 2020 – Recent acquisitions (2006–20) at the Mauritshuis, The Hague
Recent acquisitions (2006–20) at the Mauritshuis, The Hague
October 2018 – Acquisitions for the reopened Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 2011–18
Acquisitions for the reopened Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
December 2017 – Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2009–17
Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery, London
October 2017 – The donation of old masters in The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace
The donation of old masters in The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pa
August 2017 – Recent acquisitions (2007–17) by regional university collections in Britain
Recent acquisitions (2007–17) by regional university collections in Britain
March 2016 – Recent acquisitions (2013–16) at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Recent acquisitions (2013–16) at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
December 2016 – Recent acquisitions (2012–16) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Recent acquisitions (2012–16) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
June 2016 – Recent acquisitions (2007–15) of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Recent acquisitions (2007–15) of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of
August 2015 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2010–15) by British regional museums
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement Recent acquisitions (2010–15) by British regional muse
March 2015 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2006–14) at the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, London
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2006–14) at the Department of Pr
February 2015 – Dutch museum acquisitions (2010–14) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
Dutch museum acquisitions (2010–14) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
October 2015 – Acquisitions (1998–2014) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Acquisitions (1998–2014) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
April 2014 – Recent acquisitions (2005–14) at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Recent acquisitions (2005–14) at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
February 2013 – Recent acquisitions (2005–12) at the Dallas Museum of Art
Recent acquisitions (2005–12) at the Dallas Museum of Art
October 2012 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions by the Government Art Collection
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust: Supplement Recent acquisitions by the Government Art Collection
July 2012 – Recent acquisitions (2005–11) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Recent acquisitions (2005–11) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
June 2012 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Cast
February 2012 – Recent acquisitions (2008–12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris
Recent acquisitions (2008–12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris
January 2012 – Acquisitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Acquisitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
November 2011 – Recent acquisitions (2001–11) of sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Recent acquisitions (2001–11) of sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
December 2010 – Acquisitions (2000–10) of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Acquisitions (2000–10) of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art at The Metropolitan Mus
November 2010 – Sculpture acquisitions (2000–10) by regional museums in Britain
Sculpture acquisitions (2000–10) by regional museums in Britain
April 2010 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the National Portrait Gallery, London
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the National Portrait
November 2009 – Recent acquisitions (2004–09) of sculpture at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Recent acquisitions (2004–09) of sculpture at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
October 2010 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the Ashmolean Museum
October 2007 – The Jerwood Supplement: Acquisitions (1987–2007) at National Museums Liverpool
The Jerwood Supplement: Acquisitions (1987–2007) at National Museums Liverpool
September 2007 – Recent acquisitions (1990–2007) at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
Recent acquisitions (1990–2007) at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
June 2007 – Recent acquisitions (2000–2006) of European sculpture and decorative arts at The Detroit Institute of Arts
Recent acquisitions (2000–2006) of European sculpture and decorative arts at The Detroit Institute o
May 2007 – Recent acquisitions (1994–2007) of sculpture and decorative arts at The Frick Collection, New York
Recent acquisitions (1994–2007) of sculpture and decorative arts at The Frick Collection, New York
December 2006 – The Jerwood Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2000-06) of sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Jerwood Supplement Recent acquisitions (2000–06) of sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum,
October 2006 – Recent acquisitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1998–2006
Recent acquisitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1998–2006
March 2006 – The Jerwood Supplement: Recent acquisitions at the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, London, 2002–2005
The Jerwood Supplement: Recent acquisitions at the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British
February 2006 – Recent acquisitions at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, 1997–2005
Recent acquisitions at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, 1997–2005
November 1991 – Selected Acquisitions of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987–1991
Selected Acquisitions of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987–1991