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A Balloon Ascent by W. Adams Junior, at Night, (detail), 19th C, oil on canvas by British School, Victoria Art Gallery


Art Speaks: Raza Hussain

We challenged four poets to create an original piece inspired by a painting of their choice from Art UK.

Wedding Dance in the Open Air, 1607–1614, oil on panel by Pieter Brueghel the younger (1564/1565–1637/1638), photo credit: The Holburne Museum

1607–1614, oil on panel by Pieter Brueghel the younger (1564/1565–1637/1638)

Four Flemish Cinderellas: how a group of neglected paintings became the stars of the show

The unlikely history of a bachelor’s Brueghels, now the main attraction in a new exhibition at The Holburne Museum in Bath.

The Art of The Game, 1997, oil on canvas by Michael J. Browne (b.1963), © the artist, photo credit: National Football Museum

1997, oil on canvas by Michael J. Browne (b.1963)

Eric Cantona: bigger than Jesus?

20 years on from the shock retirement of King Eric, sports journalist Amit Katwala decodes The Art of The Game.

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

The Garden, Redcroft

The Garden, Redcroft

Edgar Wood (1860–1935)

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Bolling Hall, photo credit: Bolling Hall

Bolling Hall

Bolling Hall Collection

Something for everyone: see Cromwell's death mask as well as luxury period furniture at Bolling Hall in Bradford this summer.

V&A meetup, photo credit: Dan Vo

V&A meetup

Introducing Museum Detox: being BAME in museums

Museum Detox has formed a safe environment for BAME professionals to discuss issues affecting them within the UK arts and heritage sector since 2014. Find out more.

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Study of a 'Cab at All Saints'

Adolphe Valette (1876–1942)

Lowry's tutor and most famous for his urban landscapes of Manchester.


Art Matters: Bob and Roberta Smith and Yinka Shonibare

Talking politics, identity and racism: a conversation between two friends who just happen to be two giants of the art world.

Bobby with Jeremy Paxman, photo credit: BBC

Bobby with Jeremy Paxman

How to answer every art question on University Challenge

Bobby Seagull, team captain for Emmanuel College, Cambridge shares his five simple steps to success.

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

The Royal Crescent from the Avon

Joseph Farington (1747–1821)

Explore the paintings of an eighteenth-century Manchester-born landscape painter and diarist.

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