Ruin Lust, London

What is it that we so enjoy in the gloomy comfort of a good ruin? The number of picturesque follies scattered about the English landscape might make one think this is a peculiarly British taste, but according to the Tate’s  ...

The Great War in Portraits

This year sees the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, and museums and galleries across Britain are gearing up to commemorate the great event. The doors of the Imperial War Museum are closed until July 2014, and when  ...

Richard Hamilton

The artist Richard Hamilton, who died in 2011, is mostly remembered today for the collage that he made for the exhibition "This is Tomorrow" at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1956. "Just What is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different,  ...

Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) has a unique place in American art, not simply because she was an early female artist, or because of the length of her career, but because she painted with an individual aesthetic quality. Bright colors, detailed oversized  ...

Bailey’s Stardust

  The National Portrait Gallery’s blockbuster spring exhibition is a landmark show focusing on the work of British photographer David Bailey. Featuring over 300 images, personally selected, printed and curated by Bailey himself, the exhibition offers a sumptuous survey  ...

‘Hockney, Printmaker,’ London

In a leafy, affluent enclave of southeast London is Dulwich Picture Gallery. Designed by regency architect Sir John Soane (who also designed the Bank of England), this was the country’s first public art gallery. Founded in 1811, it is home  ...

Richard Deacon at Tate Britain

Tate Britain’s new spring exhibition focuses on British sculptor and Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon (born 1949) and is the largest chronological survey of Deacon’s work for 25 years. The exhibition also marks the unveiling of "Fold 2012," a gigantic  ...

The Refusal of Time

  If you were sorry you missed South African artist William Kentridge’s 2010 production of Igor Stravinsky’s short opera “The Nose,” which played at The Metropolitan Opera, you must experience “The Refusal of Time,” a newly acquired art exhibition  ...

Under 35: Part II Zane Bennett Contemporary Art

Under 35: Part II  features art work by four artists, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Heidi Brandow, Brandee Caoba and Moira Garcia, all with connections to the Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe. Heidi Brandow is a Santa Fe based  painter, printmaker  ...

Sensing Spaces, London

Here is a great idea for a show. The Royal Academy of Arts has invited seven international architects to transform its main galleries with site-specific installations. The goal, in the words of Kate Goodwin, the RA's Drue Heinz  ...