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Was Donatello the first artist in history to express a queer identity?
The sculptor lived at a time when you could be burned at the stake for homosexuality. Yet, as an exhibition of his work hits London, the evidence that he was openly gay seems increasingly convincing

Jonathan Jones

01, Feb, 2023 @10:31 AM

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The Guardian view on the Benin bronzes: leading the way home | Editorial
Editorial: The swelling international tide in favour of returning looted artefacts cannot be ignored by Britain’s national museums


08, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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The best art and design shows to visit in 2023
Queer Renaissance sculptor Donatello, Marina Abramović, David Hockney and a long-delayed mega-museum in Manchester – your art-design to-do list for the year ahead

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

27, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Donatello’s David sculpture to go on display in UK for first time
Renaissance artist’s famous marble to form part of V&A exhibition exploring his cultural impact

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

25, Oct, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Re:Imagining Musicals at the V&A celebrates the fantastical, famous and forgotten
Costumes, props, posters and archive video footage all feature in an expansive exhibition that leaves you itching to see some shows again

Michael Billington

17, Oct, 2022 @10:07 AM

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Robert Skelton obituary
Museum curator and scholar of Indian art, whose library and archive have been given to the Courtauld Institute

Andrew Topsfield

13, Oct, 2022 @4:49 PM

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V&A puts musical theatre centre-stage in new exhibition
Eliza Doolittle’s sparkling dress is one of 100 items that celebrate ‘transformative power’ of musicals

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

13, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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V&A drops financial ties with Sackler family over links with opioids
London museum bows to years of pressure and removes signs bearing name of family associated with OxyContin crisis

Vanessa Thorpe and Joanna Walters

01, Oct, 2022 @7:55 PM

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Hallyu! The Korean Wave review – a dazzling historical remix
This gleeful, giddy celebration of the culture of South Korea ranges from fashion to fine art and grand guignol to Gangnam style

Jonathan Jones

21, Sep, 2022 @2:19 PM

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The Lebanese House; Shattered Glass of Beirut; Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime – review
In all their ruined glory a Beirut house and ancient glassware are recreated or restored, two years after the city’s devastating port explosion. Plus, a magnificent snapshot of postwar Britain’s industrial might

Laura Cumming

28, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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K-boom! South Korea’s art and high culture lands in Britain with a bang
After K-pop and kimchi led the way, a major UK exhibition and cultural season will celebrate the best of the country’s art, music and style

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

20, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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It’s a monster mash! How the V&A is facing a transatlantic battle over a 7ft Frankenstein figure
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is demanding the return of the 1930s movie prop – but its London rival is not giving up without a fight

09, Aug, 2022 @1:49 PM

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