20 January events in London

Final week – Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

In what will be a world-first, the Royal Academy of Arts will be showing all of Lucian Freud's self-portraits in a single exhibition. The exhibition will include more than fifty paintings, prints and drawings in which Freud turned his eye firmly on himself. Covering a span of nearly seventy years, these self-portraits give the viewer a fascinating insight into... more

 

Need some inspiration for 20th January? Rebel leader Simon de Montfort held the first true English Parliament on this day in 1265. Why not go and listen the MPs debating inside the House of Commons? You can go inside the House of Lords as well, or have a look around on one of their regular Saturday tours.

Art & Museum exhibitions on 20th January

How about spending a few hours on Monday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

20 Jan to An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
Royal Academy of Arts

Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy

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

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

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

Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery

20 to A major retrospective of Bridget Rileys work including her iconic black-and-white paintings and colour canvases
Tate Modern

Nam June Paik - The Future Is Now

20 Jan to Nam June Paiks pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
National Portrait Gallery

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

20 to The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring the untold story and contributions of twelve women from the Pre-Raphaelite Movement
National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits - National Gallery

20 to This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguins portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years

Royal & Religious events on 20th January

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

20 Jan to An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

20 Jan to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
 
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