Art exhibitions in London

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

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Art exhibitions in February

Here are the best art exhibitions taking place in London’s art galleries this February

Craig recommends… My favourite galleries are the National, Courtauld and Tate Britain. The Wallace Collection and V&A are good as well because they’re half-art gallery and half-museum

Tate Modern
free

Magic Realism - Art In Weimar Germany

30 Jul 2018 to Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years between World Wars I and II
Tate Britain
free

Jesse Darling - The Ballad of Saint Jerome

22 Sep 2018 to Jesse Darling uses the legend of Saint Jerome to create works about control captivity and the subjugation of others
Bank of England Museum
free

Feliks Topolski - Drawing Debden

1 Oct 2018 to The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works
Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

19 Oct 2018 to Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos
Tate Britain

Burne-Jones exhibition at Tate Britain

24 Oct 2018 to Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones
Somerset House

Good Grief Charlie Brown

25 Oct 2018 to Fans of Charles M Schulz much-loved Peanuts cartoon will want to see the Charlie Brown and Snoopy exhibition at Somerset House
Photographer’s Gallery

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered

26 Oct 2018 to Roman Vishniac is best known for documenting the daily life of harrassed Jews living in Germany between the wars
Photographer’s Gallery

All I Know Is Whats On The Internet

26 Oct 2018 to This exhibition examines the role that photography once had and how it has changed in this age of internet images
Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

9 Nov 2018 to The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
Queen’s Gallery

Shadows of War - Fentons Photos of the Crimea

9 Nov 2018 to The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
Guildhall Art Gallery

Victorian Children - Seen and Heard

23 Nov 2018 to The Guildhall Art Gallerys new exhibition will explore the changing way that childhood was portrayed in Victorian art
National Army Museum

Alfred Munnings - Horse artist from World War I

30 Nov 2018 to World War I paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings created when he was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
Tate Modern

Pierre Bonnard - The Colour Of Memory

23 Jan to Tate Modern will be putting on a major new exhibition of work by the master of colour and composition Pierre Bonnard
Royal Academy of Arts

Bill Viola and Michelangelo

26 Jan to This exhibition compares the work of two very different artists: the peerless Michelangelo and the video artist Bill Viola
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Morag Keil - Moarg Kiel

30 Jan to An exhibition of work by Scottish artist Morag Keil using found materials and everyday objects in a series of installations
Tate Britain

The photographs of Don McCullin

5 Feb to An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland
British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

7 Feb to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
British Museum
free

Rembrandt - Thinking On Paper

7 Feb to An exhibition of 65 rarely seen Rembrandt prints and drawings to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Masters death
Hayward Gallery

Diane Arbus - In The Beginning

13 Feb to In The Beginning collects together more than 100 works by the American photographer Diane Arbus from her early career
Hayward Gallery

Kader Attia - The Museum of Emotion

13 Feb to The Hayward Gallery is putting on an exhibition of artworks by Kader Attia called The Museum of Emotion
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Cathedral Art Tour around St Pauls

13 Feb to See two of Bill Violas modern-day altarpieces in their proper religious setting in this guided art tour around St Pauls Cathedral
Tate Modern

Franz West at the Tate Modern

20 Feb to This retrospective will showcase some large-scale works and sculptures by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art
National Portrait Gallery

Elizabethan Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

21 Feb to The Elizabethan Treasures exhibition brings together many of the best miniature paintings from the 16th and 17th-century
National Gallery
free

Sketchbook Tour of the National Gallery

23 Feb to Get your sketchbook and pencil ready for ninety minutes of drawing famous paintings at the National Gallery
Royal Academy of Arts

Phyllida Barlow at the Royal Academy

23 Feb to The RA will be showing one of Phyllida Barlows large-scale installations in the new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Gallery
Tate Modern

Dorothea Tanning retrospective

27 Feb to The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition that looks back over the long career of surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning
National Gallery
free

Scenes of Parisian Life - National Gallery

28 Feb to French artist Louis-Leopold Boilly worked in revolutionary Paris and witnessed the rise and fall of Napoleon

Art exhibitions starting in March

There are lots of interesting art shows in London during the month of March

Royal Academy of Arts

The Renaissance Nude

3 Mar to Explore the evolution of nude painting in the 15th and 16th-century through Renaissance painters like Titian Raphael Michelangelo and Leonardo
National Portrait Gallery

Martin Parr - Only Human

7 Mar to An exhibition by one of Britains best-known photographers - Martin Parr - revealing what Britons are like following the EU referendum
National Gallery

Sorolla - Spanish Master of Light

18 Mar to The National Gallery will be putting on a rare exhibition of sixty works by the Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla
British Library
free

The New Londoners - British Library

22 Mar to An exhibition of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins who has captured families living in their London homes
Tate Britain

Van Gogh and Britain

27 Mar to The 40 paintings in this important exhibition will represent the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the UK for 10 years

Art exhibitions starting in April

Here’s a selection of upcoming art exhibitions in London’s galleries during April

British Museum

Edvard Munch - Love And Angst

11 Apr to The British Museum will be putting on the largest exhibition of Edvard Munchs prints in the UK for nearly half-a-century
National Gallery
free

Sean Scully - Sea Star

13 Apr to Sean Scullys new work on display at the National Gallery was inspired by JMW Turners atmospheric painting The Evening Star
Queen’s Gallery

Fantastic Faberge - An Easter event for kids

19 to Take your kids to the Queens Gallery and see if they can decorate an Easter Egg to compare with the fantastic Faberge ones

Art exhibitions starting in May

There are some great exhibitions coming up in May in London’s galleries

British Museum

Japanese Manga exhibition

23 May to An exhibition of Japanese manga art exploring its cultural crossover and the global appeal of anime and cosplay dressing up
Barbican Centre

Wallace & Gromit Model Making Workshop

27 Mar 2019 The creators of Wallace & Gromit will be putting on a Model Making Workshop where you can make your very own Gromit
Tate Britain

Frank Bowling at Tate Britain

31 May to A major new exhibition at Tate Britain that covers the entire career of abstract painter Frank Bowling from the 1960s to the present day

Art exhibitions starting in June

Art lovers coming to London in June might like to visit these art galleries

Hayward Gallery

Kiss My Genders - Hayward Gallery

12 Jun to This group exhibition will explore the idea of gender fluidity with artworks that challenge the accepted definitions of gender
Tate Modern

Natalia Goncharova at the Tate Modern

6 Jun to The Tate Modern will be putting on a major retrospective of the work by Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova
British Library

Leonardo da Vinci - A Mind in Motion

7 Jun to The British Librarys Leonardo da Vinci exhibition will bring together pages from three of his extraordinary scientific notebooks
Royal Academy of Arts

Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

10 Jun to The Royal Academys Summer Exhibition is the largest open art exhibition in the world attracting 12000 entrants
National Gallery
free

Bermejo - Master of the Spanish Renaissance

12 Jun to The National Gallery will be showing two masterpieces by the Spanish painter Bartolome Bermejo
National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman - National Portrait Gallery

27 Jun to A forty-year retrospective of Cindy Shermans entire career including her ground-breaking series Untitled Film Stills
Royal Academy of Arts

Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

30 Jun to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the French painter and printmaker Felix Vallotton

More Art exhibitions in 2019/20

Here are some future exhibitions in London’s galleries, for people who plan ahead

Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern

11 Jul 2019 to Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Royal Academy of Arts

Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

20 Jul to The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck
Tate Britain

William Blake - The Artist

11 Sep 2019 to Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet painter and printmaker William Blake
Royal Academy of Arts

Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy of Arts

21 Sep to A solo exhibition by the famous sculptor Antony Gormley showcasing some of his best work both old and new
Tate Britain

Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey

24 Sep 2019 to Discover how technology has been changing British culture through the work of Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey
National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits - National Gallery

7 Oct 2019 to This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguins portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years
Tate Modern

Nam June Paik - The Future Is Now

17 Oct 2019 to Nam June Paiks pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
Hayward Gallery

Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery

23 Oct 2019 to A major retrospective of Bridget Rileys work including her iconic black-and-white paintings and colour canvases
Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

27 Oct to The Royal Academys landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freuds self-portraits in a single exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts

Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy

24 Nov to Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

27 Nov 2019 to An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
 
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