Ming statue

‘Ming: 50 Years that changed China’, at the British Museum

The lifestyle of the Ming emperors glitters in a new show

‘Water-meadows near Salisbury’ (1829-30)
©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

‘Constable: The Making of a Master’

For many, John Constable is England in paint but a new show reveals his debt to artists across Europe

An anti-BP demonstration at Tate Britain in 2011
©Amy Scaife/Van Thanh Rudd

Biting the brand that feeds? Who funds the arts and why we should care

As artists and institutions increasingly depend on private and corporate money, questions arise about its sources

Anselm Kiefer in front of his work ‘Ages of the World’ (2014)
©Howard Sooley

Interview: inside Anselm Kiefer’s studio

Ahead of his Royal Academy retrospective, the provocative artist talks to Jackie Wullschlager

‘Cfaal 379’ (2013)
©Jessica Eaton

Snapshot: ‘Cfaal 379’ (2013), by Jessica Eaton

The Canadian photographer creates extraordinary images that are handmade with painstaking care, using old technology

The interior of Le Freeport in Luxembourg
©Loris von Siebenthal

Luxembourg inaugurates €60m warehouse for art and other valuables

A visit to Le Freeport, the faltering art funds, and surprising news about a Parisian flea market

V&A opens Constable exhibition

Art shown for first time with painters venerated by the artist

‘Untitled’ (2013) by Jasper Johns, from his ‘Regrets’ series
©MoMA

Regrets: Jasper Johns, Courtauld Institute, London

The American artist’s new work builds on Bacon and Freud

Tate galleries visitor numbers down

Olympic ‘bounce’ forces figures lower

Ernest Cole: Photographer, Grey Art Gallery, New York

A splendid celebration of the black South African photographer