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  1. FT Photo Diary

    September 23, 2014

    Language of The Birds

    Justin Tallis/PA A gallery assistant stands next to ‘Language of The Birds’ by Anselm Kiefer, which forms part of an...

  2. July 13, 2014

    Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America, Royal Academy, London – review

    Not only New York but other large port cities of the eastern seaboard of the Americas – Montevideo, São Paulo, Buenos Aires...

  1. July 1, 2014

    Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album, Royal Academy, London – review

    How long ago the 1960s are. At the Royal Academy’s private view for Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album, I spoke to a number of...

  2. May 26, 2014

    Symphony of a Missing Room, Royal Academy of Arts, London – review

    Next month the Summer Exhibition opens at the Royal Academy of Arts in London: the largest open submission exhibition in the...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    September 17, 2013

    Ned Kelly by Sidney Nolan

    Bethany Clarke/Getty A visitor looks at the Ned Kelly series by Sidney Nolan, part of the Australia exhibition at the Royal...

  4. September 6, 2013

    Retail: Trend grows for proximity to art and luxury

    Earlier this year, Londoners were treated to the results of 15 years of archival work when Bulgari opened an exhibition of...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    August 13, 2013

    Homeshell at The Royal Academy

    Carl Court/AFP A man makes final adjustments to a three-storey house known as the ‘Homeshell’ during a photocall at the...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    April 8, 2013

    Hand-in Day at The Royal Academy of Art

    Artists Arrive To Submit Work On The Hand-In Day For The Summer Exhibition Artists queue to submit their completed artworks...

  7. March 22, 2013

    Sharjah Biennial: how to make a splash, quietly

    It was, as Saturday night entertainment goes, a forbidding prospect: a performance by Filipino “avant-rock improvisers” the...

  8. March 15, 2013

    Packing a punch

    They are oversized, overwrought, over here – but too often they underwhelm. American paintings have invaded London this...

  9. October 5, 2012

    The Diary: Charles Saumarez Smith

    I have become an addict of the Maltby Street Market on Saturday mornings, where one can get everything one needs to eat at...

  10. April 6, 2012

    The prints principle

    Some artists are natural print­makers. While the likes of Raphael, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Rubens, Reynolds and Rossetti...

  11. September 24, 2010

    Slideshow: Treasures from Budapest

    Before they arrived in London, these masterpieces from Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts had been largely unseen beyond the...

  12. July 2, 2010

    Saatchi gives 200 artworks to nation

    Charles Saatchi, the pre-eminent contemporary art collector of his generation, is donating more than 200 artworks from his...

  13. December 5, 2009

    New climate of opinion

    For a couple of decades now, contemporary artists have embraced the playful, paradoxical world in which we live, and...

  14. December 2, 2009

    Black on green Art show on climate change

    A band of world artists famous for their playful, uninhibited and controversial works of art have turned their attention to...

  15. December 2, 2009

    Art show on climate change

    ’Heart of Darkness’, by Ms Parker, comprising charcoal collected from the ash of a forest fire A band of world artists...

  16. October 14, 2009

    Arctic findings bring global warning

    The Arctic sea will be ice-free in the summer within 20 years, shortening the global time frame on climate change by a...

  17. June 8, 2009

    Cambridge endowments buoy Partners

    Partners Capital, a London-based wealth manager, has signed up three new Cambridge college endowments including St John's...

  18. June 7, 2009

    Cambridge endowments buoy Partners

    Partners Capital, a London-based wealth manager, has signed up three new Cambridge college endowments including St John’s in...

  19. May 23, 2009

    Number 11 for art

    Lady Myners went from the Chelsea Flower Show at the start of the week to Number 11 Downing Street midweek, where she...

  20. April 18, 2009

    On Show

    Disease-fighting design The 12th US tour of a fundraising exhibition incorporating dining installations, food and wine...

  21. April 4, 2009

    Lyon & Turnbull stages a palace coup

    Few auction houses can boast a world heritage site among their sale venues. Yet on April 8, in a coup worthy of its bigger,...

  22. April 4, 2009

    Scots stage palace coup

    Few auction houses can boast a world heritage site among their sale venues. Yet on April 8, in a coup worthy of its bigger,...

  23. January 27, 2009

    Template for the built world

    Andrea Palladio: his Life and Legacy’, Royal Academy of Arts, London One crowded, layered drawing exhibited here shows a...

  24. November 29, 2008

    The long legacy of a model architect

    Palladio's fame also rests on his Quattro Libri (Four Books of Architecture) published in 1570. They form a partwork on how...

  25. November 1, 2008

    Creating space for contemporary art

    A wind machine blows three actors on stage. Tarpaulin screens attached to wooden scaffolds flap. Props, costumes, sets,...

  26. October 25, 2008

    On show

    Florida summit The 2008 Sarasota Design Summit, which opens next week, has this year chosen Design + Technology: Visual,...

  27. September 22, 2008

    London's breath of fresh air

    It ended on a high note. There they were, the pair of go-to-guys for British urban glamour, Erdem Moralioglu and Duro Olowu,...

  28. May 24, 2008

    Masterpieces in miniature

    For four days last September the fashionable jeweller Theo Fennell hired the Royal Academy of Arts' majestic apartments in...

  29. April 21, 2008

    Fair of the week: A print run of originals

    Fair: The 23rd London Original Print Fair Location: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, London W1 Tel: +44 (0)20 7439...

  30. April 19, 2008

    A print run of originals

    Fair: The 23rd London Original Print Fair Location: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, London W1 Tel: +44 (0)20...

  31. March 1, 2008

    Pampering Pleasure - Moving images

    There is a natural sense of mystery when you go the cinema - will the film live up to your expectations? But not knowing...

  32. January 10, 2008

    Russia relents on art masterpieces

    Russia yesterday said it would grant permission for paintings to be sent to London for an important exhibition of European...

  33. January 10, 2008

    London gets Russian paintings

    Russia yesterday said it would grant permission for paintings to be sent to London for an important exhibition of European...

  34. January 10, 2008

    Russia ends doubts on London exhibition

    Russia on Wednesday said it would grant permission for paintings to be sent to London for an important exhibition of...

  35. December 21, 2007

    Purnell acts to reassure Moscow

    An 11th-hour intervention has been made by the government in a bid to prevent the cancellation of an important exhibition of...

  36. December 19, 2007

    Russian legal fears threaten London art exhibition

    Plans for a keenly awaited exhibition of Russian and French masterpieces at London’s Royal Academy of Arts hung in the...

  37. October 23, 2007

    Russian collectors feted

    They may be playing a dominant role in today’s art market, but it is the Russian collectors of a previous era that will be...

  38. September 15, 2007

    Visual arts

    The Art of Lee Miller Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 Lee Miller's life as model and muse to Man Ray, Edward Steichen...

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