The national appetite for art and art spaces seems insatiable. When Tate Modern was unveiled in 2000, two million annual visits were expected; today more than five million visitors a year pour through its Thames-side doors.
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Thursday 30 May 2013
This unusual novel of art, solitude and imagination breaks the rules but creates a vision of its own
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Industrial action this week is part of a three month campaign culminating in a national walkout at the end of June
Friday 24 May 2013
V&A Museum, London
Sunday 21 April 2013
Cuts mean that private patrons are more valuable than ever
Saturday 06 April 2013
There's a very national flavour to the triumphant and long overdue relaunch of Holland's great museum. Just watch out for the bikes ....
Friday 29 March 2013
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
A gift with strings attached: £100m Baroque paintings donated to UK... but they must remain free to see
Tuesday 19 February 2013
One of the greatest collections of Italian Baroque paintings in the world has been gifted to museums and galleries across Britain – but the works will be withdrawn if the institutions ever charge the public to see them.
Monday 17 December 2012
A self-portrait defaced by the artist after an onlooker called it "flattering" is going on display at the National Portrait Gallery complete with slash marks.
Saturday 27 October 2012
'I wanted to be Joni Mitchell'
Alice Jones' Arts Diary: Pharrell chews the fat with Zaha Hadid, Jay-Z, and Buzz the rapping astronaut
Thursday 04 October 2012
Hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams has turned interviewer for a new book, Places and Spaces I've Been, published later this month.
Friday 17 August 2012
The Government has put a temporary export bar on an early work by Pablo Picasso in a bid to keep it in the country.
Monday 06 August 2012
Visitors to Berlin's main modern art museum this summer should take care not to step on piles of horse manure, placed as a reminder of art that was stolen, destroyed or went missing under Nazi rule.
Sunday 05 August 2012
Art, isolation, and other obsessions
Tuesday 24 July 2012
On the surface, Herbert Vogel and his wife, Dorothy, lived an ordinary life in New York. Mr Vogel, who died on Sunday, aged 89, used to work nights sorting mail at the city's post offices, and his wife was a reference librarian in Brooklyn. But over the years, the couple built up one of the world's most unlikely – and most significant – collections of modern art, and bequeathed much of it to the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
How Herbert and Dorothy Vogel turned a one-bedroom flat into a treasure house
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
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