No exhibition of any pretension is complete without lasting proof of its existence, preferably in print on coated paper.
Tate’s Bold Decision to Tackle the British Baroque
The political, dynastic, and religious machinations of this era should have provided ample material for a meaty exploration of the relationship between art and power.
The Tumultuous Times of William Blake
Blake was received by his contemporaries as either extremely odd or completely mad or perhaps both.
Tate Britain Hangs a Diverse Display of Women Artists Out of Its Permanent Collection
The collection of 60 women artists from Tate’s permanent collection, on view through April 2020, tackles the tricky terrain of museum representation.
Conservators Uncover a Brilliant Pink Sky Buried in a Vincent van Gogh
Museum researchers are restoring the artist’s hidden, luminous spectrum of colors that have faded over time.
The Multiple Personae in Edward Burne-Jones’s Paintings
The Pre-Raphaelite artist mixed horror and decadence to create a feeling of unnaturalness.
A Crowdfunding Effort Launches to Commemorate Khadija Saye, Artist Killed in London Inferno
The campaign, launched by three friends and supporters of Saye’s, aims to raise £50,000 to promote the work of other young artists.
100 Years of Queer British Art, from Fin de Siècle Aesthetics to Performative Dandyism
Although Tate Britain’s survey is a strong attempt to represent queer experiences, certain gaps emerge in the narrative.
Why Are London’s Museums Royally Overhung?
Countless exhibitions in the capital are stuffed full of art like a trussed turkey.
The Digital Decline of David Hockney
The epic heights he reached in the 1960s are apparently so magnificent that they have given him a free pass ever since.
The British Artist Who Painted Through War and Found Surrealism
A retrospective devoted to the British painter Paul Nash shifts the focus from his radical interpretations of war and Surrealism to his innovative use of color.
Wanna Be a Tate Curator? Don’t Quit Your Day Job!
In mid June, Tate opened the £260 million expansion of Tate Modern, the Switch House. In mid August, it posted three job listings for assistant curator positions at Tate Britain and Tate Modern with starting annual salaries of £24,360.