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Kerry James Marshall, David Zwirner; Mantegna and Bellini, National Gallery

    Kerry James Marshall sells to the black A-list, but pokes fun at his big‑bucks status, and Mantegna and Bellini go head to head — who comes out on top?

    Oceania, Royal Academy; Turner Prize 2018, Tate Britain

      Oceania is a valuable, beautiful show at the Royal Academy, while the 2018 Turner prize is soul-crushingly awful

      Courtauld Impressionists, National Gallery

        The Courtauld’s extraordinary gems are undersold in the National’s new show

        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