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Africa Fashion at the V&A: this shimmers, sparkles and delivers a collection of wows

    Two shows about the black and African experience have opened — one joyous and uplifting, the other neurotic

    The glue crew weren’t harnessing art but attacking it

      Poor old art. Somewhere along the line it seems to have become the protest junkie’s victim of choice.

      Forget the Summer Exhibition — meet the 5 art stars of tomorrow

        After a harsh few years, the class of 2022 are graduating. Our critic goes to the Royal College of Art’s final show to see what the future holds

        Raphael at the National Gallery — an Italian blockbuster

          He died aged 37, but was already a master in the league of Leonardo

          Spot the similarities — and sue Picasso!

            A simple exhibit of these two paintings, 76 years apart, side by side makes for riveting viewing

            Collage proves women’s art is on a roll

              This celebration of contemporary art is the type of show you wish would come round more often

              Edvard Munch at the Courtauld: the tortured genius who craved the sun

                This rare show of the Norwegian artist’s most personal work is a masterclass in painting, desire and terror

                Feminine Power at the British Museum: Mary Beard roars on to the battlefield

                  Feminine Power at the British Museum is two exhibitions happening at once.

                  Reframed: The Woman in the Window — an imaginative show ruined by identity politics

                    This inspired take on the classic painter’s motif was set to be my exhibition of the year

                    The Queen is history’s most famous face — but why are her portraits so dismal?

                      The camera loved Elizabeth II as if she were a film star and she loved it back. But I blame the Establishment School of Untalented Lackeys for all those disappointing paintings