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Courtesy: Jeff Boudreau, Lyson Marchessault and National Gallery, London

Photographer Jeff Boudreau and stylist Lyson Marchessault respond to museum’s light, colour and pattern

Photographer Adrian Samson and set designer Sarah Parker collaborate to present objects from across history and in all shapes and sizes

Experts now convinced the model behind Courbet’s infamous work was Parisian ballet dancer Constance Queniaux

Why did Beijing’s M WOODS museum recently mount two simultaneous exhibitions focusing on the ancient Buddhist site of Kizil, Xinjiang Province?

Frida Kahlo in front of a cactus fence, San Angel, 1938. Courtesy: V&A, London; photograph: © Nickolas Muray.

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Featuring Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, ‘Womanhouse’ marks the 30th anniversary of the museum dedicated to women artists

 

20 Museum directors from major institutions around the world nominate a favourite work by a woman artist in their collection

Mary Cassatt, In the Lodge, 1878, oil on canvas, 81 x 66 cm. Courtesy: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

The myriad achievements of women artists, writers, curators, patrons and art historians

Two new exhibitions, at the Wiener Library and the Freud Museum, fastidiously document these landmark moments in history

Unknown artist, Portrait of Elizabeth I of England, the Armada Portrait, 1588, oil on panel, 1.1 × 1.3 m. Courtesy: Woburn Abbey Collection, Woburn

From Antiquity to the present day, women have been crucial in shaping taste, building collections and supporting artists

The first public exhibition of a 15th-century altar-hanging prompts the question: who made it?