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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.
Art exhibitions in September
Here are the best art exhibitions taking place in London’s art galleries this September
• 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.
to • Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be displaying some paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours by the Bloomsbury Group.
to • National Army Museum 'War Paint - Brushes With Conflict' is the National Army Museum's first temporary exhibition after their grand re-opening.
to • Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Queer British Art' will explore how artists expressed themselves when their sexuality had to remain hidden.
to • Queen’s Gallery 'Canaletto & The Art of Venice' collects together some of the greatest paintings and drawings of Venice by Canaletto.
to • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of abstract works by Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid.
to • National Gallery The National Gallery will be reuniting the two halves of a diptych, by the 14th-century Italian artist Giovanni da Rimini.
to • National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery's BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world.
to • Leighton House Museum 'At Home in Antiquity' is an exhibition of romanticised images of domestic life in antiquity by Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
to • Tate Modern The Tate Modern's 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power' exhibition will showcase American during the 1960s-80s.
to • National Portrait Gallery 'The Encounter' is a major new portrait exhibition featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, Rubens and Rembrandt.
to • Royal Academy of Arts 'Matisse in the Studio' collects together some of his most treasured objects, which he gathered from all around the world.
to • Tate Britain Tate Britain's will be putting on a comprehensive exhibition of works by the British sculpture Rachel Whiteread.
to • Royal Academy of Arts 'Something Resembling Truth' is an exhibition of works by Jasper Johns, collecting together 150 works from the last 60 years.
to • Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by Wade Guyton, called 'Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged'.
Art exhibitions in October
There are lots of interesting art shows in London during the month of October
to • National Gallery The National Gallery's "Reflections' exhibition will explain how Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Portrait' influenced the Pre-Raphaelites.
to • Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts will be exploring the friendship between two artistic giants: Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp.
to • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of paintings and installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
to • Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery's 'Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys' exhibition will include some portraits by French artist Chaim Soutine.
to • National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be collecting together more than fifty of Cezanne's portraits in a major new exhibition.
Art exhibitions in November
Here’s a selection of upcoming art exhibitions in London’s galleries during November
to • National Gallery The National Gallery's new exhibition, 'Monochrome', will explore the history and techniques of black and white painting.
to • Tate Britain "Impressionists in London" will tell the story of the French artists who came to Britain to seek refuge from the war in the 1870s.
• London Palladium Grayson Perry will be talking about identity, popularity and art at the London Palladium, in 'Typical Man In A Dress Part 2'.
to • Tate Modern The 'Red Star Over Russia' exhibition at the Tate Modern will explore the visual art of the early Soviet Union, up until 1953.
• V&A Former V&A Museum director Roy Strong will be talking to Tristram Hunt about his career and publication of his diaries.
to • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be exploring the career of Amedeo Modigliani, through a comprehensive survey of his works.
Art exhibitions in December
There are some great exhibitions coming up in December in London’s galleries
to • Queen’s Gallery The 'Art & Power' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery will explore how Charles II used art to glorify his restored monarchy.
More Art exhibitions in 2018/19
Here are some future exhibitions in London’s galleries, for people who plan ahead
to • Tate Britain 'All To Human: A Century Of Painting Life' will include works by the likes of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.
to • Tate Modern 'Love, Fame, Tragedy' will focus on just one year of Picasso's extraordinary career -- the so-called 'Year of Wonders' in 1932.
to • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on some film screenings and an exhibition of works by performance and video artist Joan Jonas.
to • Tate Modern 'Into The Light' will explore how photographers helped to develop abstract art alongside famous painters like Jackson Pollock.
to • Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Aftermath' exhibition will explore how British, German and French artists responded at the end of World War I.
to • Tate Britain The Turner Prize is Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize, and always has a controversial work (or two) on show.
to • Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by the influential textile artist, Anni Albers.
to • Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.