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 December

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

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

London Transport Museum

to London Transport Museum Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
National Portrait Gallery
free

National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery amongst some of the gallerys great works of art
Wallace Collection
free

to Wallace Collection The Wallace Collections new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museums founder Sir Richard Wallace
Tate Modern
free

to Tate Modern Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years between World Wars I and II
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts This exhibition will explore the buildings of Renzo Piano - the famous Italian architect who designed The Shard
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of Impressionist works by Cezanne Renoir Manet and more
Tate Britain
free

to Tate Britain Jesse Darling uses the legend of Saint Jerome to create works about control captivity and the subjugation of others
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain The Turner Prize is Britains most prestigious contemporary art prize and always has a controversial work (or two) on show
Hayward Gallery

to Hayward Gallery An exhibition exploring our perception of space enabling us to view surroundings in new and unexpected ways
Saatchi Gallery
free

to Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery will be exploring arts place in social satire and whether it has been influenced by recent politics
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance painters Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna
Institute of Contemporary Arts

to Institute of Contemporary Arts Metahavens Version History consists of three works: Hometown Information Skies and the newly-commissioned Eurasia
Serpentine Gallery
free

to Serpentine Gallery Pierre Huyghes new exhibition at the Serpentine uses images of peoples brain activity and a birthing chamber of live flies
Somerset House
free

to Somerset House The first major solo exhibition in the UK by South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga will take place at Somerset House
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by the influential textile artist Anni Albers
Natural History Museum

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

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
Hayward Gallery
free

to Hayward Gallery Emmanuelle Laines new installation at the Hayward is called Learn the Rules Like a Pro So You Can Break Them Like an Artist!
Somerset House

to Somerset House 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

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

to Photographer’s Gallery This exhibition examines the role that photography once had and how it has changed in this age of internet images
Tate Britain
free

to Tate Britain The Tate will looking at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged in Britain after the Second World War
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts An exhibition of drawings by two Austrian artists in the centenary of their deaths -- Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist Lorenzo Lotto
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery 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

to Queen’s Gallery The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery Gainsboroughs Family Album collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough
Guildhall Art Gallery

to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallerys new exhibition will explore the changing way that childhood was portrayed in Victorian art
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery Take your baby to the Queens Gallery for an informal classical concert and see the Russia Royalty & the Romanovs exhibition
National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Rachel Macleans darkly comic and satirical film explores the relationship between Scotland and England
National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Edwin Landseers majestic painting of The Monarch of the Glen is one of the worlds best-loved animal paintings
National Army Museum

to National Army Museum World War I paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings created when he was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Art exhibitions starting in January 2019

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

Tate Modern

to Tate Modern 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

to Royal Academy of Arts This exhibition compares the work of two very different artists: the peerless Michelangelo and the video artist Bill Viola

Art exhibitions starting in February 2019

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

Tate Britain

to Tate Britain An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland
Tate Modern

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

to National Portrait Gallery The Elizabethan Treasures exhibition brings together many of the best miniature paintings from the 16th and 17th-century
Royal Academy of Arts

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

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

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

Art exhibitions starting in March 2019

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

Royal Academy of Arts

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

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

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on a rare exhibition of sixty works by the Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain 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 2019

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

National Gallery
free

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

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

More Art exhibitions in 2019/20

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

Tate Britain

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

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on a major retrospective of the work by Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova
Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academys Summer Exhibition is the largest open art exhibition in the world attracting 12000 entrants
National Portrait Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

to Tate Britain Discover how technology has been changing British culture through the work of Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Nam June Paiks pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
Royal Academy of Arts

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

to Royal Academy of Arts Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
 
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