Work from Britain’s Least-Known Art Collection Should Be Ours to Appreciate

In a living room, a portrait hangs over the fireplace. As he traced the sitter's features, the artist's fingers must have hardly risen off the paper. It's strange to be looking at a work by such a well-known artist above family photographs and mementos. I ask if I may...

Chin Resistance to the Myanmar Regime

Mai Zacer Mawi* was accustomed to being pushed about as a 17-year-old. She had been chosen to travel from her small home town of Falam in northwestern Myanmar to Yangon, one of the country's main cities, as an ardent and excellent martial artist. She'd been invited to...

A Bold TV Series by John Berger Transformed Our Perception of Art at 50

The Sunday Times published a sneak peek at a new documentary on January 2, 1972. "Have your set tuned and be ready to have your eyes opened by John Berger in the first of a stunning new series," it started. Ways of Seeing aired on BBC Two at the unappealing hour of...