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Your guide to the Turner Prize

The lowdown on the nominees for art’s most prestigious  award

Decoding Anselm Kiefer

We unpick some of the mighty German artist's recurring materials and themes

Nuit Blanche Video

The international video art all-nighter returns to the West End

The Great British Paint-Off!

Turner and Constable go head to head in blockbuster exhibitions at Tate Britain and the V&A

Horst: Photographer of Style

We give the lowdown on the legendary Vogue lensman

Art day-trips from London

As much as we love London for its museums and galleries, sometimes a day out is what's called for

30 unmissable artworks at Tate Britain

Time Out's Art team select their must-see works currently on display at Tate Britain

London's best new public art

Summer in London heralds a fresh crop of innovate alfresco artworks

Truth and Memory

The Imperial War Museum reopens with the first major show of WWI art in almost a century

Hackney WickED: the highlights

The lowdown on high times in E3 and E9

The best new digital art

You don’t need to go to a gallery to get your fix of contemporary art

Digital Revolution: the best bits

Five things not to miss at the Barbican's incredible new show

The Human Factor

We get under the skin of the Hayward Gallery's new sculpture show

London art college degree shows

Find out where to catch up with the class of 2014

British Folk Art at Tate Britain

Straw men, ships' figureheads and shop signs are the stars of Tate Britain’s summer blockbuster

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

We've whittled down more than 1,000 works to our top 10

Summer Exhibition: a beginner's guide

Five Royal Academy Summer Exhibition facts

What to see at First Thursdays

Our pick of events from the monthly evening of arty shenanigans

Kenneth Clark: a beginner's guide

Five things you need to know about the art historian, broadcaster, museum director and collector

Catlin Art Prize

We cast an eye over the finalists for this graduate prize

Julian Schnabel: a beginner's guide

Everything you need to know about the mercurial New Yorker

Mad for Matisse

The biggest names in contemporary art tell us what the master means to them

Chris Marker: a beginner's guide

We unearth some key facts about the revered renaissance man

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

Time Out casts an eye over the four nominees for the £30,000 photo award


Charles Saatchi points his art compass towards Africa and Latin America

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

'There’s room for splendour and magnificence in all our lives'

Tameka Norris: a beginner's guide

Everything you need to know about the self-styled 'black Cindy Sherman'

Women on the cutting edge

Today's art is all about tinkering with genres, and women are leading the way

RCA Secret: what's on offer?

Have a peek at some of the postcards featured in this year's sale

Highlights from 'Ruin Lust'

Brian Dillon, curator of Tate Britain’s new show, picks six key works

Alexandre Singh's 'The Humans'

The French artist brings his lauded, loony play to London

Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern

We find out what kept Hamilton ahead of the pack

Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance

The National Gallery's German Renaissance masterpieces weren't always loved

Richard Hamilton: in his own words

Here's what the late, great godfather of contemporary British art told us when we spoke in 2010

Bailey's iris cream

We preview David Bailey's best shots

Artists to watch in 2014

Our pick of this year's rising stars

Art Reunited

Reunions aren't just for boybands. Masterpieces are muscling in on the act as well

Pop art: a blagger's guide

Learn how to pontificate on Pop Art

Arty facts: Derek Jarman

Key facts about the renaissance man

Lunatic artists: 'Republic of the Moon'

What have Beethoven, shopping trolleys and geese got to do with space travel?

20 shows to look forward to in 2014

From international newcomers to titans of art history, 2014 looks set to be another awesome year of art

Eternal flame: art's best redheads

We pick art's ultimate gingers on view in London

The 10 best art exhibitions of 2013

From Schwitters at Tate Britain to the Chapmans at the Serpentine, 2013 gave us plenty to get excited about

This season's best art books

The best art books to wrap for you loved ones or snag for yourself this Christmas

Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Five things you'll learn from the class of 2013

Turner and the Sea

How a working-class London lad became Britain’s greatest painter of the sea

The 12 snowy paintings of Christmas

Find winter wonderlands in museums and galleries all across London

The 12 arty cards of Christmas

Wow your loved ones with a highbrow card for their mantelpiece

Art as therapy

How to save your soul with a masterpiece

Juneau Projects: a beginner's guide

Everything you need to know about Birmingham's artful twosome

Pop Art Design

Curator Catherine Ince gives us a sneak preview of this season's brightest show

Jarman Award

The ten nominees for the Jarman Award reveal that alt-filmmaking is flourishing

Highlights from 'Masterpieces of Chinese Painting'

Six works to seek out at the V&A's autumn show, as chosen by its curator, Hongxing Zhang

Top five defaced and damaged artworks

Not even art is safe from the angry. We take a look at the history of mistreated masterpieces

Paul Klee at Tate Modern

Curator Matthew Gale talks about the two sides of this legendary modern artist

Victoriana: The Art of Revival

Roll up for hairy cakes and scary chairs as Guildhall Art Gallery celebrates Victorian style

Art fairs in London

Our list of London art fairs and what you can expect to find at them

Your favourite London art experiences

North, south, east, west… Time Out art fans have got London covered

A Journey Through London's Subculture

60 creatives are filling cabinets with mementos of London’s subcultures. We find out what they’re bringing to the party

Five things you didn't know about LS Lowry

There’s more to Laurence Stephen Lowry besides mines, mills and matchstick men.

London's new participatory art

New exhibitions at Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery invite you to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in

Alternative Guide to the Universe

Creative visionaries come to the Hayward Gallery

What does it take to make a portrait today?

What does it take to make a portrait today?

Outsider Art from Japan: the best bits

We pick our favourite works from the Wellcome Collection's Outsider Art from Japan exhibition

The Bride and the Bachelors

A season of art, music and dance explores the influence of the great Duchamp on some of the most important artists of the 20th century

Romantic works of art to see on Valentine's Day

Take a Valentine-themed tour through London's museums

Schwitters in Britain – preview

It's time to learn more about the life and work of the extraordinary German collagist

Light Show – preview

The Hayward's illuminating show brings together a dazzling array of light-based artworks

Manet: Portraying Life – preview

Edouard Manet's revolutionary portraits are celebrated in his first major UK exhibition

Damien Hirst

The artist's works that rocked and shocked the world

London's 20 unmissable paintings

London's the place to see some of the world’s greatest historical artworks

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