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

Art •  Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London51.496819; -0.172532 The "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" exhibition will bring together over 100 of the finest examples of Chinese painting from the beginning...
Royal Academy of Arts

Daumier: Visions of Paris

Art •  Royal Academy of Arts, London51.509354; -0.139908 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

Art •  Wallace Collection, Marylebone, London51.517693; -0.153132 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

Art •  Courtauld Gallery, London51.510732; -0.116938 The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition of works by Albrecht Durer.
Tate Modern

Pick  Paul Klee exhibition, at Tate Modern

Art •  Tate Modern, Bankside, London51.507467; -0.100155 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

Art •  Portcullis House, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London51.501471; -0.124841 This guided tour focuses on the art and architecture of Portcullis House, where the MPs have their day-to-day offices.
National Portrait Gallery

  Elizabeth I and Her People

Art •  National Portrait Gallery, London51.509256; -0.128096 The "Elizabeth I & Her People" exhibition will explore the reign of of one of England's greatest Queens - Elizabeth I - through portraits of...
National Gallery

Portrait painting in Vienna, around 1900

Art •  National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London51.508862; -0.128746 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”

Art •  Hayward Gallery, Southbank, London51.506215; -0.115597 The Hayward Gallery presents the first major retrospective of Dayanita Singh's work in the UK — one of today's foremost photographers.
Victoria & Albert Museum

FreeBritish drawings, from 1600 to the present day

Art •  Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London51.496819; -0.172532 This exhibition will cover more than 400 years of drawing practice, and include works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake, Rossetti,...
British Museum

Shunga: Sex and pleasure in Japanese art

Art •  British Museum, Bloomsbury, London51.51897; -0.126501 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

Art •  Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London51.49087; -0.127207 Tate Britain's new exhibition is called "Art under Attack", and will explore the history of physical attacks on art in Britain from the...
Tate Modern

Mira Schendel exhibition, at Tate Modern

Art •  Tate Modern, Bankside, London51.507467; -0.100155 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”

Art •  Hayward Gallery, Southbank, London51.506215; -0.115597 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

Art •  Royal Academy of Arts, London51.509354; -0.139908 The Royal Academy's new exhibition will span more than 200 years of Australian art from 1800 to the present day, and will include paintings,...
Courtauld Gallery

Richard Serra — Drawings for the Courtauld

Art •  Courtauld Gallery, London51.510732; -0.116938 The Courtauld Gallery is putting together an exhibition displaying twelve of Serra's most recent drawings in dense black crayon, created...
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