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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Monday 23 July 2012
Visitors to London's Tate Modern gallery this Summer may find themselves holding a conversation with a complete stranger in a cavernous hall as part of a piece of art.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
A profligate philanthropist goes bust, loses all his fawning fair-weather friends and bolts to the opposite extreme, becoming an even more fanatical misanthrope who rages at mankind in his self-imposed exile.
Monday 16 July 2012
In an Olympic year full of artistic grand projects, The Royal Ballet ends its season with one of the grandest. Titian: Metamorphosis 2012 has seven choreographers, three composers, three designers, and the surprise is that this isn’t a case of too many cooks. It’s a coherent, stylish evening, with artists moving confidently into new areas.
Sunday 15 July 2012
What do the Ancient Greek Games have to do with an exhibition in the year of London 2012? Screw up your eyes, and it all becomes wonderfully clear
Saturday 09 June 2012
Wednesday 02 May 2012
What my local gallery has got wrong; and the real problem for News Corp's lobbyist
Sunday 29 April 2012
1. Nautical knot doorstop
Saturday 14 April 2012
For years, a painting in the National Gallery was labelled as a 16th-century copy created after Titian and rarely seen by the public, having been variously relegated to the lower galleries and conservation studios.
Thursday 12 April 2012
The only privately-owned version of Edvard Munch's classic masterpiece The Scream has gone on show in London for the first time before it is sold at auction in New York.
Friday 06 April 2012
Biblical scenes unfolded in Trafalgar Square today as thousands of people gathered to watch a recreation of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.
Friday 06 April 2012
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh National Gallery, London
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Until now, anyone who aspired to be well versed in the artistic highlights of the world's great galleries required time, money and a penchant for air travel. Soon, they will need just a laptop.
Saturday 24 March 2012
A third model egg has been stolen from a pre-Olympic exhibition.
Friday 09 March 2012
Soaring demand for Lucian Freud exhibition typical of growing thirst for art in the capital
Sunday 04 March 2012
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