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the V&A, Dundee

    Looming outside, airy inside, Dundee’s V&A outpost is an adventurous space for a rousing display of Scottish design

    Spellbound, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

      An exploration of magic and witchcraft is spooky but hardly scholarly

      Forgive us, O Lord — we now have to whip off your clothes

        The decision by the Royal Academy (RA) to impose gender quotas on the Renaissance nudes it shows next year can be understood in various ways. You can see it as a sympathetic #MeToo gesture aimed at restoring the imbalance between the sexes. Or you can see it as a cheap publicity stunt. In art historical […]

        Edinburgh Festival: art review — Rembrandt, Scottish National Gallery

          The Scottish National Gallery explores Britain’s deep love of Rembrandt with impressive loans and a host of etchings

          Liverpool Biennial; John Moores Painting Prize, Liverpool

            Art from cultures under threat is on show across the city at the Liverpool Biennial

            Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London

              With its unashamed flattery of its subject, the National Portrait Gallery’s Michael Jackson exhibition brings to mind religious iconography

              Frieze Sculpture 2018, Regent’s Park

                Public sculpture used to be pious, repetitive, dull. The Frieze pop-up in Regent’s Park shows that it’s now inventive, varied, fun

                Aftermath, Tate Britain

                  The postwar art on show at Tate Britain is moving, but the works by German artists will haunt

                  Thomas Cole and Ed Ruscha, National Gallery; Christo’s Mastaba, Serpentine

                    Thomas Cole and Ed Ruscha light up the National Gallery with their extraordinary visions of decline

                    Frida Kahlo at the V&A and Cindy Sherman at Sprüth Magers

                      A display of Frida Kahlo’s intimate effects at the V&A is deeply revelatory and riveting