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Exhibition Review / May 2021
Rodin/Arp Picasso-Rodin
Rodin/Arp Edited by Raphaël Bouvier. 200 pp. incl. 125 col. + b. & w. ills. (Fondation Beyeler, Basel, and Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2020), £58. ...
Book Review / April 2021
Chess and Other Games Pieces from Islamic Lands (The al-Sabah Collection / Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah)
By Deborah Freeman Fahid. 344 pp. incl. over 300 col. + b. & w. ills. (Thames and Hudson, London and New Yor...
Exhibition Review / March 2021
Andy Warhol Exhibits: A Glittering Alternative
Certain figures have made it hard to write the history of twentieth-century art and its ongoing legacy without t...
Exhibition Review / February 2021
Artemisia
Edited by Letizia Treves. 256 pp. incl. 140 col. + b. & w. ills. (National Gallery, London, and Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2020), £30. ISBN 978–1–85709–656–9. When E...
Exhibition Review / January 2021
The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces
Villa Caffarelli, Musei Capitolini, Rome 14th October 2020–29th June 2021 This small but highly important ex...
Exhibition Review / December 2020
Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray
By Cindy Kang. 160 pp. incl. 100 col.ills. (Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, and Yale University Press, New Have...
Exhibition Review / November 2020
Making The Met: 1870–2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 29th August 2020– 3rd January 2021 During the 1918–19 Spanish flu epidemic, the Metropolitan Museum of A...
Exhibition Review / October 2020
Derek Jarman: My Garden’s Boundaries are the Horizon
Garden Museum, London (4th July–13th December 2020) Earlier this year Derek Jarman’s aptly named Prospect C...
Exhibition Review / September 2020
Mad About Angelica Kauffman
Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf  30th January–20th September  Probably the best-known female artist of the eighteenth century, Angelica Kauf...
Exhibition Review / August 2020
Giorgio de Chirico: La Peinture métaphysique
Edited by Paolo Baldacci, with contributions by Ilaria Cicali, Cécile Debray, Cécile Girardau, Annabelle Görg...
Exhibition Review / July 2020
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington 8th April–29th November In 1324, Mansā Mūsā, the M...
Exhibition Review / June 2020
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
National Gallery, London 16th March–14th June The present exhibition has reunited the celebrated series of six mythological scenes painted by V...
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May 2021
The National Art Library
In the editorial in the last issue of this Magazine we commented on the proposal by the management of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&...
April 2021
The Victoria and Albert Museum
At a time when arts organisations throughout the world are facing the gravest crisis in their recent history it is dismaying that some have tried t...
March 2021
Drawing the line
Although the immediate impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the world’s museums and art galleries is obvious – lockdown closures, the collapse of revenue streams and large-scale redundancies, esp...
February 2021
Banishing the blues
Fifteen years ago a clever British public-relations agency nominated the third Monday in January ‘Blue Monday’, on the basis that a combination of short days, cold weather, holiday-incurred deb...
January 2021
The Society of Antiquaries
In the happy days before the pandemic, when crowds streamed through the archway of Burlington House on Piccadilly, London, few people intent on vis...
December 2020
A year of gifts
As 2020 makes its unlamented exit, everyone feels the need for some good news. Museums and art galleries around the world have suffered serious financial loss as a result of the pandemic and despit...
November 2020
The Tate Archive at fifty
In october 1970 The Burlington Magazine published an Editorial announcing the formal establishment of the Tate Archive.(1) Although warmly welcomin...
October 2020
Terence Conran, marchand-mercier
Was life in 1950s Britain so very awful? Every assessment of the legacy of Terence Conran, who died last month at the age of eighty-eight, has insi...
September 2020
Cultural revolution at the National Trust
What a difference seven months can make. In February we published an Editorial, ‘The National Trust at 125’,...
August 2020
Remove the evidence, remove the deed
When the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol was thrown into the harbour on 7th June some historically minded commentators were reminded of the des...
July 2020
Museums for troubled times
Slowly the world’s museums are beginning to unlock their doors. The pattern of reopening is largely following the progress of the pandemic, with ...
June 2020
Tate Modern at twenty, ‘Burlington Contemporary’ at one
Nobody needs to be told at the moment that we are living through history: the upturning of our lives by a virus ...
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April 2021 - Recent acquisitions (2016–21) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Recent acquisitions (2016–21) at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
February 2021 - Recent acquisitions (2012–20) at the Fondation Custodia
Recent acquisitions (2012–20) at the Fondation Custodia
January 2021 – Recent acquisitions (2013–20) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Recent acquisitions (2013–20) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
December 2020 – Dutch museum acquisitions (2015–19) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
Dutch museum acquisitions (2015–19) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
November 2020 – Recent acquisitions (2006–20) at the Mauritshuis, The Hague
Recent acquisitions (2006–20) at the Mauritshuis, The Hague
October 2018 – Acquisitions for the reopened Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 2011–18
Acquisitions for the reopened Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
December 2017 – Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2009–17
Acquisitions at the National Portrait Gallery, London
October 2017 – The donation of old masters in The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace
The donation of old masters in The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pa
August 2017 – Recent acquisitions (2007–17) by regional university collections in Britain
Recent acquisitions (2007–17) by regional university collections in Britain
March 2016 – Recent acquisitions (2013–16) at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Recent acquisitions (2013–16) at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
December 2016 – Recent acquisitions (2012–16) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Recent acquisitions (2012–16) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
June 2016 – Recent acquisitions (2007–15) of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Recent acquisitions (2007–15) of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of
August 2015 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2010–15) by British regional museums
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement Recent acquisitions (2010–15) by British regional muse
March 2015 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2006–14) at the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, London
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2006–14) at the Department of Pr
February 2015 – Dutch museum acquisitions (2010–14) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
Dutch museum acquisitions (2010–14) supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt
October 2015 – Acquisitions (1998–2014) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Acquisitions (1998–2014) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
April 2014 – Recent acquisitions (2005–14) at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Recent acquisitions (2005–14) at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
February 2013 – Recent acquisitions (2005–12) at the Dallas Museum of Art
Recent acquisitions (2005–12) at the Dallas Museum of Art
October 2012 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions by the Government Art Collection
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust: Supplement Recent acquisitions by the Government Art Collection
July 2012 – Recent acquisitions (2005–11) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Recent acquisitions (2005–11) at the Cleveland Museum of Art
June 2012 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Cast
February 2012 – Recent acquisitions (2008–12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris
Recent acquisitions (2008–12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris
January 2012 – Acquisitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Acquisitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
November 2011 – Recent acquisitions (2001–11) of sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Recent acquisitions (2001–11) of sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
December 2010 – Acquisitions (2000–10) of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Acquisitions (2000–10) of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art at The Metropolitan Mus
November 2010 – Sculpture acquisitions (2000–10) by regional museums in Britain
Sculpture acquisitions (2000–10) by regional museums in Britain
April 2010 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the National Portrait Gallery, London
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the National Portrait
November 2009 – Recent acquisitions (2004–09) of sculpture at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Recent acquisitions (2004–09) of sculpture at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
October 2010 – The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Michael Marks Charitable Trust Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2004–09) at the Ashmolean Museum
October 2007 – The Jerwood Supplement: Acquisitions (1987–2007) at National Museums Liverpool
The Jerwood Supplement: Acquisitions (1987–2007) at National Museums Liverpool
September 2007 – Recent acquisitions (1990–2007) at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
Recent acquisitions (1990–2007) at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
June 2007 – Recent acquisitions (2000–2006) of European sculpture and decorative arts at The Detroit Institute of Arts
Recent acquisitions (2000–2006) of European sculpture and decorative arts at The Detroit Institute o
May 2007 – Recent acquisitions (1994–2007) of sculpture and decorative arts at The Frick Collection, New York
Recent acquisitions (1994–2007) of sculpture and decorative arts at The Frick Collection, New York
December 2006 – The Jerwood Supplement: Recent acquisitions (2000-06) of sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Jerwood Supplement Recent acquisitions (2000–06) of sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum,
October 2006 – Recent acquisitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1998–2006
Recent acquisitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1998–2006
March 2006 – The Jerwood Supplement: Recent acquisitions at the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, London, 2002–2005
The Jerwood Supplement: Recent acquisitions at the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British
February 2006 – Recent acquisitions at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, 1997–2005
Recent acquisitions at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, 1997–2005