London art exhibitions
London has some of the best galleries in the world. Classical styles can be found at the National Gallery, Tate Britain, Queen’s Gallery, Wallace Collection, Courtauld and V&A. Contemporary art can be found at the Tate Modern, Hayward, Serpentine and Saatchi Gallery. Photography can be seen at the Photographer’s Gallery.
Art exhibitions this month
Here are the best art exhibitions taking place in London’s art galleries this June
• National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
to • Tate Britain 'All To Human: A Century Of Painting Life' will include works by the likes of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.
to • Tate Modern 'Love, Fame, Tragedy' will focus on just one year of Picasso's extraordinary career -- the so-called 'Year of Wonders' in 1932.
to • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on some film screenings and an exhibition of works by performance and video artist Joan Jonas.
to • National Gallery The 'Monet & Architecture' exhibition collects together more than 75 of Monet's paintings that use buildings to create his composition.
to • British Museum This British Museum exhibition will show how the French sculpture Rodin was inspired by the Parthenon sculptures (Elgin marbles).
to • Tate Modern 'Into The Light' will explore how photographers helped to develop abstract art alongside famous painters like Jackson Pollock.
to • Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery's new exhibition shows scenes of famous artists at work, and depictions of their busy artist studios.
to • Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Aftermath' exhibition will explore how British, German and French artists responded at the end of World War I.
to • Queen’s Gallery The Queen's Gallery will be exhibiting four centuries of paintings from the Royal Collection in 'Splendours Of The Subcontinent'.
to • National Gallery Ed Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' is his take on American civilisation, inspired by Thomas Cole's 19th-century series of the same name.
to • National Gallery The National Gallery will be exhibiting works by American landscape painter Thomas Cole, alongside works by Turner and Constable.
to • National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring Michael Jackson's influence on contemporary art in an exhibition called 'On The Wall'.
Art exhibitions starting in September
There are some great exhibitions coming up in September in London’s galleries
to • Tate Britain The Turner Prize is Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize, and always has a controversial work (or two) on show.
Art exhibitions starting in October
Art lovers coming to London in October might like to visit these art galleries
to • National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance painters Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna.
to • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by the influential textile artist, Anni Albers.
to • Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.
More Art exhibitions in 2018/19
Here are some future exhibitions in London’s galleries, for people who plan ahead
to • National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist, Lorenzo Lotto.
to • Queen’s Gallery The 'Royalty & The Romanovs' exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families.
to • Queen’s Gallery The 'Shadows of War' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War.
to • National Portrait Gallery 'Gainsborough's Family Album' collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough.