The Diary: Jan Dalley

The FT’s arts editor ponders pennies in Big Ben, Tolstoy’s ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ and a vintage American school bus for the Frieze Art Fair in New York

The Diary: Jan Dalley

The FT’s arts editor on asking about a stranger’s art collection, attending a talkathon and a memorial for Vaclav Havel

Frieze goes walkabout

The foundation is taking itself beyond the boundaries of its annual white tents into the streets of east London

Let us adore them

It’s been a good year for painters, male dancers and female pop stars – tempered by heroic dissidence and untimely death, writes Jan Dalley

Dream teams

Art’s A-list gathers in New York for an initiative that matches masters with younger talent, writes Jan Dalley

Alive and kicking

Jan Dalley finds wild invention, virtuosity and craftsmanship galore amid the contemporary art at Frieze

Life after ‘Nemesis’

One of America’s greatest novelists, Philip Roth is about to receive the Man Booker International prize. Jan Dalley meets him in Connecticut

Source of energy

The Future Generation Art Prize is the brainchild of the Ukrainian oligarch. Jan Dalley meets him at the Venice Biennale

Against the grain

A group of YBAs are finding a new outlet – and stimulus – for their work in Suffolk’s Snape Maltings, home to the Aldeburgh Festival

What lies beneath

Archaeological riches on show at the British Museum reveal another Afghanistan long hidden by history, says Jan Dalley

Head for success

Oya Eczacibasi talks about the complexities of establishing Istanbul Modern

Reflected glory

Raphael's cartoons and tapestries for the Sistine Chapel are to be shown together for the first time in 500 years, at the V&A, in London. By Jan Dalley

Tate Modern at 10

Tate director Nicholas Serota and historian Simon Schama on how London’s first museum of modern art has changed British cultural life