Ashmolean Museum

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Half-man-half-bull, half-truth: mysteries of the Labyrinth to be unveiled at last
Oxford museum aims to ‘set the record straight’ about the discovery of Knossos Palace in Crete

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

04, Feb, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Young & Wild? Art in 1980s Germany; Pre-Raphaelite: Drawings and Watercolours – review
There’s prolific energy, and the odd woeful daub, in a small show of art from 1980s Berlin – all eclipsed by a single pencil sketch nearby...

Rachel Cooke

07, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Thrifty summer: free films, folk and standup – 25 cost-free ways to enjoy arts in the UK
You don’t have to shell out to enjoy the best in music, film, theatre, art and comedy – from a Francis Bacon in Aberdeen to Notting Hill’s unique and spectacular carnival

Jenessa Williams, Graeme Virtue, Jonathan Jones, Kate Wyver and Rachel Aroesti

07, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Penny savings: taking the measure of money at the Ashmolean museum
The Oxford museum’s Heberden coin room holds antique cash objects from around the world. As we test our faith in digital cryptocurrencies, what can we learn from its collection?

Larry Elliott Economics editor

04, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism review – the ‘old man’ who was always pushing art forward
Camille Pissarro may be less famous than Monet, Renoir or Degas but his genius lay in always making you think, not feel

Jonathan Jones

16, Feb, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Tokyo: Art and Photography review – all of spellbinding life is here
This show is a superbly various survey of Japanese graphic art – and most particularly of the incomparable Hiroshige

Laura Cumming

15, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Stuffed Tokyo super-rats and Isaac Julien’s abolition hero – the week in art
A vibrant survey of the Olympic capital in art and a 10-screen video devoted to anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

30, Jul, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Tokyo review – lust and loneliness in Japan’s pleasure quarters
A seductive encounter with past and present at the Olympic city shows that Tokyo practically invented modern art

Jonathan Jones

27, Jul, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Samson Kambalu: New Liberia; Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings & Watercolours – review
Kambalu, a Malawian fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, tears a strip off Britain’s colonial legacy. And precision is all for the pre-Raphaelites

Laura Cumming

19, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Dorothy Cuninghame obituary
Other Lives: Secretary and housewife who gave medical help to displaced people in Germany after the second world war

Christopher Cuninghame

14, Jun, 2021 @9:33 AM

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'Fake' Rembrandt came from artist's workshop and is possibly genuine
Head of a Bearded Man revealed to be from same wood panel used for Rembrandt’s Andromeda

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

30, Aug, 2020 @1:05 PM

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An everyday archive and a virtual trip to Rembrandt's Amsterdam – the week in art
Socially distanced exhibition slots are available for Ella Kruglyanskaya and Jim Dine, while online offerings include Amazonian artist Abel Rodriguez – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

19, Jun, 2020 @2:46 PM

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