What’s on October 2013 – Art exhibitions in London

Find out what’s on in October with our guide to the best art exhibitions in London’s galleries.

 
Victoria & Albert Museum

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting — 700 to 1900

to V&A, South Kensington The "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" exhibition will bring together over 100 of the finest examples of Chinese painting from the...
Royal Academy of Arts

Daumier: Visions of Paris

to Royal Academy of Arts, London Honore Daumier lived during a turbulent time in France's history, and "Visions of Paris" sets out to explore his legacy.
 
Wallace Collection

FreeThe Male Nude: 18th-century Drawings

to Wallace Collection, Marylebone This exhibition contains nearly 40 drawings of male nudes, all drawn in late 17th and 18th-century France.
Courtauld Gallery

The Young Durer — Drawing The Figure

to Courtauld Gallery, London The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition of works by Albrecht Durer.
 
Tate Modern

Pick  Paul Klee exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern, Bankside It's been more than a decade since Paul Klee was last treated to a major UK exhibition.
Portcullis House

Portcullis House — Portraits of Parliamentarians

Portcullis House, Westminster This guided tour focuses on the art and architecture of Portcullis House, where the MPs have their day-to-day offices.
 
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National Portrait Gallery

  Elizabeth I and Her People

to National Portrait Gallery, London The "Elizabeth I & Her People" exhibition will explore the reign of of one of England's greatest Queens - Elizabeth I - through...
National Gallery

Portrait painting in Vienna, around 1900

to National Gallery, London This exhibition will explore the central role that portrait painting played in Vienna around the year 1900.
 
Hayward Gallery

Dayanita Singh exhibition — “Go Away Closer”

to Hayward Gallery, Southbank The Hayward Gallery presents the first major retrospective of Dayanita Singh's work in the UK — one of today's foremost...
Victoria & Albert Museum

FreeBritish drawings, from 1600 to the present day

to V&A, South Kensington This exhibition will cover more than 400 years of drawing practice, and include works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake,...
 
British Museum

Shunga: Sex and pleasure in Japanese art

to British Museum, Bloomsbury The British Museum's new exhibition showcases some explicit, beautifully drawn Japanese prints, paintings and drawings.
Tate Britain

PickArt under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm

to Tate Britain, Westminster Tate Britain's new exhibition is called "Art under Attack", and will explore the history of physical attacks on art in Britain...
 
Tate Modern

Mira Schendel exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern, Bankside The Tate Modern's new exhibition will be the first full scale survey of Mira Schendel's work in the UK.
Hayward Gallery

Ana Mendieta exhibition — “Traces”

to Hayward Gallery, Southbank The Hayward Gallery presents the UK's very first retrospective of Ana Mendieta's work.
 
Royal Academy of Arts

“Australia”… at the Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts, London The Royal Academy's new exhibition will span more than 200 years of Australian art from 1800 to the present day, and will include...
Courtauld Gallery

Richard Serra — Drawings for the Courtauld

to Courtauld Gallery, London The Courtauld Gallery is putting together an exhibition displaying twelve of Serra's most recent drawings in dense black crayon,...
 
National Portrait Gallery

CheapLaura Knight Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery, London Dame Laura Knight was one of the most popular British artists of the 20th-century.
Tate Britain

PickL.S. Lowry exhibition: “The Painting of Modern Life”

to Tate Britain, Westminster In what promises to be one of the busiest art exhibitions of the year, Tate Britain will be reappraising the work of L.S.
 
National Gallery

Michael Landy: Saints Alive

to National Gallery, London Michael Landy will be bringing a contemporary twist to the saints in a series of large-scale sculptures.
Queen’s Gallery

The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

to Queen’s Gallery, London The Queen's Gallery's new exhibition "In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion" will use paintings from the Royal...
 
 
 

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