Art & Museum exhibitions in London – October 2016

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Art & Museum exhibitions in October

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Visit one of London’s finest galleries and museums and see an exhibition

Museum of London Docklands
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Supper in the shadows - Halloween on the docks

The Museum of London Docklands will be putting on a spooky supper and guided tour of the old warehouse this Halloween.
Royal Academy of Arts
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Intrigue - James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)

The Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.
Benjamin Franklin House
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Museums at Night - The Craven Street Bones

Discover the story of the Craven Street bones, which were uncovered in the basement of the Benjamin Franklin House.
Museum of London Docklands
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Museum of London Docklands - After Dark

Explore the Museum of London Docklands after dark, when they guide you through the galleries and tell some spooky tales.
Bank of England Museum
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Museums at Night - Bank of England Museum

Spend an evening at the Bank of England Museum, when they take part in the London-wide 'Museums at Night' event.
Apsley House
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Museums at Night: Apsley House

Explore the Duke of Wellington's former home at Apsley House after dark, when it takes part in the "Museums at Night" event.
Charles Dickens Museum
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Walk around the Charles Dickens Museum… after dark

Walk around Charles Dickens home after dark, when it's all lit with lamps and candles, and learn your future from a clairvoyant.
British Museum
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South Africa: The Art of a Nation - British Museum

Explore the history of South Africa through its art, from early rock art to cutting-edge contemporary pieces.
National Portrait Gallery
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In conversation with Antony Gormley

Hear Antony Gormley sharing his thoughts on portraiture and some of his own works at the National Portrait Gallery.
Tate Britain
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Paul Nash exhibition - at Tate Britain

Tate Britain's Paul Nash exhibition will show works from his entire life, from his earliest drawings up to his iconic war paintings.
Natural History Museum
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Dino Snores sleep-over (for grown-ups)

Re-live Ben Stiller's "Night At The Museum" movie, with an adult-only sleep-over at the Natural History Museum.
Natural History Museum
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

"Wildlife Photographer of the Year" returns to the Natural History Museum, with an exhibition of the the top 100 nature photos.
Museum of Childhood
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Play board games, at the Museum of Childhood

How about spending an evening playing some classic board games at the V&A Museum of Childhood?
Courtauld Gallery
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Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement

The Courtauld Gallery's "Rodin and Dance" exhibition will showcase some sculptures and drawings of the Cambodian dancers.
Imperial War Museum
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Mahwish Chishty: Spy drones and Pakistani folk art

Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.
Museum of Childhood
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Magical Museum Sleepover - at the Museum of Childhood

How about spending an entire night in the Museum of Childhood, in the company of fairies, puppets and trains?
Cutty Sark
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Art Macabre - Life drawing aboard the Cutty Sark

Art Macabre is an evening of life drawing, sea shanty singalongs, and theatre skits, onboard the Cutty Sark clipper ship.
National Gallery
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Learn how to draw city scenes like Canaletto

Artist Gayna Pelham will show you how Canaletto used perspective, colour and light to create his paintings of city scenes.
National Gallery
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Learn how to paint digitally - National Gallery

Artist Joseph Anthony Connor will be teaching people how to paint digitally on a tablet or mobile phone, at the National Gallery.
Petrie Museum
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Whose artefacts are they anyway?

The Petrie Museum will be hosting a discussion about whether the treasures in Western museums should all be returned.
National Gallery
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Beyond Caravaggio - at the National Gallery

'Beyond Caravaggio' at the National Gallery will explore the impact that Caravaggio's paintings had on later artists.
Museum of Childhood
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Game Plan - Old board games, re-discovered

The Museum of Childhood's new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.
Apsley House
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Twilight Tour around the Duke of Wellingtons home

Walk around Apsley House by torchlight, and learn a little history of the Duke of Wellington and his splendid London home.
Saatchi Gallery
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Champagne Life - at the Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery is putting on an exhibition called "Champagne Life", which will feature an all-female line-up of artists.
Victoria & Albert Museum
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Opus Anglicanum: English Medieval Embroidery

The Victoria & Albert Museum's 'Opus Anglicanum' exhibition will show some masterpieces of English medieval embroidery.
National Gallery
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Heaven on Earth - Mainos Two Adorations

The National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino - 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' and 'The Adoration of the Kings'.
Tate Britain
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Turner Prize 2016 - at Tate Britain

Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
Royal Academy of Arts
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Abstract Expressionism - Royal Academy of Arts

"Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
Natural History Museum
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Dino Snores - Natural History Museum sleep-over

Re-live the movie 'Night At The Museum' by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!
Guildhall Art Gallery
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Victorians Decoded - Art and Telegraphy

"Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
Wallace Collection
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The Middle, by Tom Ellis - at the Wallace Collection

The British artist Tom Ellis has been commissioned to create a series of works for the Wallace Collection, called 'The Middle'.
Tate Modern
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Wifredo Lam exhibition, at the Tate Modern

The Tate Modern will be putting on a major exhibition of works by Wifredo Lam, taking pieces from his fifty year career.
Victoria & Albert Museum
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You Say You Want a Revolution? 1966-1970

The Victoria & Albert Museum's new exhibition will explore the cultural and political revolutions at the tail end of the 1960s.
Natural History Museum
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Crime Scene Live - at the Natural History Museum

Collect evidence around the Natural History Museum and become a CSI for a night, during "Crime Scene Live".
Royal Academy of Arts
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John Gibson - A British Sculptor in Rome

The Royal Academy of Art's will be putting on an exhibition of John Gibson's marble sculptures, plaster reliefs and drawings.
Somerset House
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Bjork Digital - a virtual reality exhibition

Bjork Digital at Somerset House is a virtual reality exhibition showcasing some of her digital and video collaborations.
Imperial War Museum
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Edmund Clark: State Control and the War of Terror

The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
Cartoon Museum
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Heroes and Villains - at the Cartoon Museum

Come and enjoy some cartoons, caricatures and comic strips of the people we all love to love — or love to hate.
Museum of London
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Fire Fire Great Fire of London exhibition

This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.
Natural History Museum
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Colour & Vision - Look Through The Eyes of Nature

Explore the history of colour and vision in nature, and how animals see the world, in the Natural History Museum's new exhibition.
Tate Modern
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Georgia OKeeffe exhibition, at the Tate Modern

The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe, a giant of American modernism.
Royal Academy of Arts
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David Hockney - 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life

The Royal Academy of Arts will be hosting a big exhibition of David Hockney's work, called "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life".
Imperial War Museum
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Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies

"Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies" will show how real events inspired film-makers to make some classic war movies.
Science Museum
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Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
British Museum
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Money Matters - at the British Museum

'Money Matters' will show how its role has evolved throughout the centuries, explaining concepts like taxation, inflation, banking and debt.
Tate Modern
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Bhupen Khakhar exhibition, at the Tate Modern

The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar.
British Museum
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Courting to Contract: Love and Marriage in Iran

The British Museum's "Courting to Contract" exhibition will explore the themes of love and marriage in Iranian art and literature.
British Museum
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Ancient Sunken Cities - Egypts Lost Worlds

This fantastic new exhibition at the British Museum will explore the ancient sunken cities that have been discovered in Egypt.
British Library
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Celebrating 40 years of Punk, at the British Library

The British Library will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk with an exhibition exploring it's heritage and influence.
National Gallery
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George Shaw: My Back to Nature - National Gallery

George Shaw's "My Back to Nature" will showcase the works he has been creating during his two-year studio residency.
Royal Academy of Arts
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Ken Howards Switzerland paintings

The Royal Academy of Art's will be displaying Ken Howard's paintings of Switzerland's lakes, towns and landscapes.
Victoria & Albert Museum
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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

The Victoria & Albert Museum's 'Undressed' exhibition will explore the history of underwear from the 18th-century to today.
Queen’s Gallery
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Maria Merians Butterflies - at the Queens Gallery

The Queen's Gallery's "Butterflies" exhibition will showcase works by Maria Sibylla Merian from her "Metamorphosis".
Museum of Childhood
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Clangers and Bagpuss - Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood have captured The Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine, and put them in their new exhibition.
Queen’s Gallery
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Scottish Artists: From Caledonia to the Continent

"From Caledonia to the Continent" includes works by Scottish artists from the reigns of George III up to Queen Victoria.
Guildhall Art Gallery
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Visschers London of 1616 - Redrawn for 2016

The Guildhall Art Gallery will be showing Visscher's image of medieval London alongside a new version by Robin Reynolds.
National Maritime Museum
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Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea

"Forgotten Fighters" will tell the story of the people who fought the First World War at sea, both above and below the waves.
 
 
 
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