Published four times a year, Art Quarterly is the magazine of Art Fund and one of the highly valued, exclusive benefits of becoming an Art Fund member. It provides readers with insightful, accessible content and comment on art and artists, and current and upcoming exhibitions in UK museums, galleries and historic house, highlighting the discounted entry and other benefits available to Art Fund members with their National Art Pass, as well as the wider work of Art Fund’s charitable programme.
In the Spring 2022 issue
Melissa Baksh looks at the enduring influence of Raphael, ahead of a new exhibition exploring his life and work, at the National Gallery in London.
Treasuring the Past
Michael Lewis celebrates more than 25 years of the Treasure Act, and through it the Portable Antiquities Scheme, ensuring more important finds can be shared with the public.
Joy Gregory and Hew Locke discuss their relationships to place, being artists and the creative influences on their work, against the background of their participation in exhibitions at Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and RAMM Exeter.
David Trigg profiles the founder of Glasgow’s important Burrell Collection, relaunching in spring following a major refurbishment.
Raise a Glass
As the new Stourbridge Glass Museum prepares to open, Graham Fisher explains the medium’s deep roots in the area, and Skye Sherwin profiles contemporary glass artists carrying on the tradition.
Artist Kehinde Wiley on how museum collections, and their relationship to imperialism and colonialism, inspire his work.
Superheroes, Orphans & Origins
Curator Laura Chase on a new exhibition at the Foundling Museum exploring orphan identities in comic strips.
Opinion – NFTs and Museums
Frances Liddell sets out how museums can interact with NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to connect audiences with their collections.
Plus: Other exhibitions on and opening in spring, exhibition and book reviews, news on how Art Fund’s grant-giving programme is helping museums across the UK, and details of the latest works of art that Art Fund has helped museums and galleries to acquire.
Edited by Helen Sumpter, past and present contributors to Art Quarterly include Mary Beard, Martin Coomer, Gabriel Coxhead, Charles Darwent, Nancy Durrant, Marcus Field, Anneka French, Elizabeth Fullerton, Sam Jacob, Hettie Judah, Maev Kennedy, Sarah Kent, Anna McNay, Hilary Mantel, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Griselda Murray Brown, Matt Price, Chris Sharratt, Skye Sherwin, Rachel Spence, Ben Street, David Trigg and Marina Vaizey.
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