Art Quarterly

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 houses, 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 Autumn 2021 issue:

Telling tales

Against the backdrop of a new survey exhibition of her work at Tate Britain, artist Paula Rego answers Jenny Waldman’s questions about her work and life in Portugal and the UK.

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021

Skye Sherwin introduces the five remarkable museums shortlisted for this year’s prize, and explains why they stand out, ahead of the winner being decided and announced on 21 September.

Creative collaborations for the planet

Ahead of the UN climate talks in Glasgow in November, Paul McQueen visits an exhibition exploring carbon capture and storage, and looks at five projects in which art, science and ecology are working together against climate disaster.

Journey into the light

With two exhibitions celebrating the work of Dante Alighieri this autumn, curator Gervase Rosser explores why Dante’s visionary poem The Divine Comedy is still influencing artists and writers, seven centuries on.

Peru uncovered

Alastair Smart looks at the rich cultural history of Peru through the architecture, artefacts and art of its many civilisations, ahead of a major new exhibition.

Julien Opie

Artist Julien Opie explains how he uses contemporary visual language and materials to reflect how we perceive and navigate the world.


Global Teacher Prize-winner Andria Zafirakou makes the case for why art lessons are so important in our schools.

Plus: Other exhibitions opening in summer, 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, Elizabeth Fullerton, Fisun Güner, 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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