Art exhibitions in London May 2017

Art exhibitions in London in May

Our guide to art exhibitions in London during May 2017.

Art exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

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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.
Museum exhibition in London at British Library

to British Library The British Library will be celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday with an exhibition of character portraits by Sir Quentin Blake.
 
Art exhibition at Courtauld Gallery

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to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be exploring some of the marks that have been added to their works of art, in 'Reading Drawings'.
Art exhibition at Tate Britain

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to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on a comprehensive exhibition of David Hockney's work, drawn from the last sixty years.
 
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery You'll be able to see Cagnacci's 'Repentant Magdalene' on display at the National Gallery for the first time in thirty years.
Art exhibition at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of works by the experimental photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.
 
Art exhibition at Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be displaying some paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours by the Bloomsbury Group.
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

 

to British Museum The British Museum will be exploring the American Dream, using prints from the likes of Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.
 
Art exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

 

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be comparing the work of two different artists -- Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing.
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery An exhibition showing two collaborations by the great Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo.
 
Art exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be be putting on an exhibition of works by Howard Hodgkin, called 'Absent Friends'.
Art exhibition at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Queer British Art' will explore how artists expressed themselves when their sexuality had to remain hidden.
 
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showcasing a brand-new tapestry work by the Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili.
Art exhibition at Michael Palin at National Gallery

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National Gallery Michael Palin will be revealing his favourite paintings at the National Gallery, and discussing what they mean to him.
 
Art exhibition at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Giacometti.
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

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to British Museum The British Museum will be putting on an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Hokusai, most famous for his 'Great Wave'.
 

We don’t have any more art exhibitions, but how about these other exhibitions during May?

Museums at Night — Bank of England MuseumMay 2017Spend an evening at the Bank of England Museum, when they take part in the London-wide ‘Museums at Night’ event.

Candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin HouseMay 2017Enjoy a candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House after hours, home to one of America’s Founding Fathers.

Charles Dickens Museum after dark, with music and a barMay 2017Walk around Charles Dickens’ Bloomsbury home after hours, lit with lamps and candles, and with a candlelight bar,

Pink Floyd exhibition: Their Mortal RemainsMay 2017‘Their Mortal Remains’ is a huge new exhibition at the V&A about one of the most influential bands in rock: Pink Floyd.

Exclusive evening tour of Buckingham PalaceMay 2017Enjoy a glass of champagne and a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, in the company of an expert guide.

500 years of Robots — at the Science MuseumMay 2017The Science Museum will be exploring the last 500 years of robots, with over 100 robots on display, plus 12 working models.

Blues guitarist Robert Cray — Live at Cadogan HallMay 2017Legendary blues guitarist Robert Cray will be coming to the UK in May and playing live at Cadogan Hall.

Wembley Stadium tourMay 2017Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms, the pitch, and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup.

The Exterminating Angel — by Thomas AdesMay 2017The Royal Opera House will be putting on the premiere of Thomas Ades new opera, “The Exterminating Angel”

 
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