Exhibitions

Glass act

26 May 2012 11:00 am

The name of Patrick Reyntiens (born 1925) is indissolubly linked to the recent history of stained glass in this country.…

Continental drift

19 May 2012 12:00 pm

Why did Florence become a hotspot for Americans in the late 19th and early 20th century? Henry James, Edith Wharton,…

A most eccentric master

19 May 2012 12:00 pm

In 1895 the Spanish art collector John Charles Robinson donated a picture to the National Gallery. ‘On the whole I…

Inside No. 10

19 May 2012 12:00 pm

We are standing in the wood-panelled anteroom to the state rooms at No. 10 Downing Street — myself, Mo Hussein,…

Domestic bliss

19 May 2012 11:00 am

At Home with the World, the Geffrye Museum’s latest exhibition (until 9 September), reinterprets objects from its permanent collection, highlighting…

Marketing man

12 May 2012 5:00 pm

People go to exhibitions for different reasons, and although I was highly critical of David Hockney’s recent show at the…

Outsider artist

4 May 2012 11:00 pm

In the various mixed exhibitions I’ve seen over the years that dealt with 18th- and 19th-century British art, Johan Zoffany…

Rocky ride

28 April 2012 12:00 pm

Now that the great design surveys regularly mounted by the V&A have come up to date, what will it seek…

Flying colours

21 April 2012 1:00 pm

If you take the Tube to Colindale on the Northern Line and then hop on a 303 bus or walk…

Relatively eccentric

14 April 2012 12:00 pm

My uncle Robin Ironside bewailed the demise, after the scandal of the Wilde trial and the early death of Beardsley,…

To the point

7 April 2012 12:00 pm

Ten years ago, Duncan MacAskill went into Rymans to buy some drawing pins and was struck by the range of…

Sacramental vision

7 April 2012 12:00 pm

Andrew Lambirth meditates on a Crucifixion by the painter and poet David Jones

On the beach

31 March 2012 12:00 pm

As exhibitions in London’s public galleries become increasingly mobbed and unpleasant, it is heartening to report that the drive to…

Seeing the light

24 March 2012 1:00 pm

One of the more considerable pleasures of exhibition-viewing outside London recently was the Claude show at the Ashmolean. London exhibitions…

Shape shifters

17 March 2012 12:45 pm

Someone asked me recently whether I actually liked Mondrian’s paintings. The implication being that his form of geometrical abstraction was…

Spring round-up

10 March 2012 12:30 pm

The fashion for museum-quality exhibitions in commercial galleries continues apace with two notable shows in Mayfair: Cy Twombly at Eykyn…

Road to Mecca

10 March 2012 11:00 am

The British Museum’s latest exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam (until 15 April) sets out to explain the…

Losing its edge

3 March 2012 11:00 am

Last November the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles held its annual fund-raising gala. Previously the event had used…

All the fun of the fair

3 March 2012 11:00 am

It is easy to take the art and antiques fair for granted. After all, thousands of them take place every…

Miniatures to dazzle

3 March 2012 11:00 am

Alongside his distinguished career as a painter, Howard Hodgkin has also long been a collector of note. As a schoolboy…

The Picasso effect

25 February 2012 12:00 pm

Andrew Lambirth considers an exhibition that traces the influence of the master on modern British artists

A break from posh

25 February 2012 11:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Ed Stoppard, who is about to share the stage with a supermodel

Displeasures of the flesh

18 February 2012 12:00 pm

When Lucian Freud (1922–2011) was hailed as the Greatest Living Painter towards the end of his career, it was almost…

Memorable imagery

11 February 2012 11:00 am

The RWA galleries offer a superb setting for a sculptor, and Ivor Abrahams RA (born 1935) has taken full advantage…

Beautiful game

4 February 2012 12:00 pm

Remarkably, this is the first solo show in the UK of the work of Albert Burri (1915–95) for more than…