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South African painter Albert Adams fuses his responses to apartheid repression and South African identities with German Expressionism in this timely retrospective.
If you think John Craxton's best works are his Samuel Palmer-inspired pastorals of the 1940s, think again: the Fitzwilliam reveals the full and joyous influence of Greece on one of our most distinctive painters.
Hidden beneath the lining on the back of a 19th century canvas, conservators have discovered a previously unknown, "enormously exciting" John Constable oil sketch.
One of only three known self-portraits by Van Dyck, placed under an export bar after being sold to a buyer in America, is at the centre of a public fundraising campaign.
The master of miniatures who painted the families of Van Dyck and Cromwell is the subject of an exhibition of more than 50 works in London.
A rare portrait made by Charlotte Brontë of one of her friends has been returned to the Brontë home in Yorkshire for the first time in more than 170 years.
Refugee artists offer a journey into the world of the displaced with an innovative multimedia show celebrating 150 years of humanitarian aid.
We take a look at the new Turner in Brighton exhibition, at the city's Royal Pavilion, and find out what some of the people involved with the show enjoy most about it.
Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a poignant look at a beautiful planet
Adela Ryle sees the powerful Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition return to the Natural History Museum for its 49th year.
A photography exhibition from London+Acumen, in collaboration with Nuru Project, presents inspiring images of dignity in the face of poverty.
The National Galleries of Scotland have acquired Portrait of Laura Moubray, a Constable painting previously owned by the artist Lucian Freud.
The artist tells us about his work for the current Encountering Photography festival in the north-east, nodding to 600 years of shipbuilding and being "in it together".
The National Portrait Gallery is to stage the first national exhibition of the First World War centenary commemorations in February 2014 with The Great War in Portraits.
From portraits on the front of Sunderland's Old Fire Station to a two-site group show featuring Martin Parr, we take a look at the contemporary festival in Newcastle and Sunderland.
Honoré Daumier portrays Jesus, Napoleonic authorities, the beginnings of photography and Don Quixote in a show full of compelling works at the Royal Academy.