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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

                    Animals & Us, Margate Contemporary

                      Our often unhappy relationship with animals is cleverly explored at Turner Contemporary