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Jasper Johns at the Royal Academy

    A quiet but brilliant retrospective reveals the American artist as a visionary

    Basquiat at the Barbican

      Basquiat at the Barbican sums up what’s gone wrong with the art world

      Scythians at the British Museum

        This glittering Siberian hoard gets five gold stars

        Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain

          A superb show reveals how the sculptor changed the way we view art

          Edinburgh Art Festival review

            With a handful of exceptions, this year’s show reveals a lack of artistic ambition in the Scottish capital


              Not a sly eroticist after all: Alma-Tadema was a home bod with a powerful sense of history and a surprising depth

              Seurat to Riley at Compton Verney

                A dazzling exhibition that sets the standard for how all shows should be done

                Holbein shines at the National Portrait Gallery

                  The German painter is the main draw at The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt; and an intriguing work by William Dobson has turned up in Oxford

                  Soul of a Nation

                    Does this Tate Modern show succeed in speaking truth to Black Power?

                    Manchester International Festival

                      The biennial festival stays stays close to home with a poignant look at the city’s people and proud cultural heritage