Art exhibitions in London June 2013

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Art exhibitions in London in June

Our guide to art exhibitions in London during June 2013.

 at British Museum, London
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Ice Age art… and the arrival of the modern mind

to British Museum The British Museum's new exhibition showcases masterpieces from the last Ice Age, created between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago. Drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds like our own, this is a unique opportunity to see some of the world's oldest known sculptures, drawings and portraits.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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George Catlin: American Indian Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery During the 1830s George Catlin documented the Native American peoples and their way of life. His portraits have become one of the most evocative and important records of indigenous peoples ever made. This exhibition will showcase more than fifty of his portraits, and will be the first time that they have been seen together outside America since the 1850s.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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George Bellows: Modern American Life

to Royal Academy of Arts This will be the first retrospective of works by American painter George Bellows to be held in the UK. Widely considered to be one America's greatest painters, Bellows had a fascination with New York's gritty urban landscape, making him an insightful observer of people and the dynamic modern city. His principle themes include social scenes, cityscapes, seascapes, views of the Hudson River, and the First World War.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Salgado’s Genesis — Landscape & Wildlife photographs

to Natural History Museum Sebastiao Salgado's "Genesis" exhibition is the culmination of 8 years work exploring 32 countries, and will include 250 extraordinary images of landscapes, wildlife and remote communities. The photographs capture some of the most remote areas of the world, depicting the majesty of nature and capturing indigenous communities.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Lebanese artist, Saloua Raouda Choucair

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern is putting on an exhibition of works by Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair. The artist's extraordinary body of work uses painting and drawing, textiles and jewellery, as well as her famous sculptures, to pursue her interests in science, mathematics and Islamic art and poetry. Her art combines elements of both western abstraction with Islamic aesthetics, making her one of the most significant figures in the history of 20th-century art.
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London
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Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2013

to Photographer’s Gallery The annual Deutsche Borse Photography Prize awards £30,000 to the photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the medium of photography over the previous year. The four shorlisted artists are: Broomberg & Chanarin, Mishka Henner, Chris Killip and Cristina De Middel.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Ellen Gallagher exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern's new exhibition will focus on the acclaimed North American artist, Ellen Gallagher, who is best-known for her exploration of race and cultural identity. The exhibition will consist of 60 prints in a variety of different media.
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

to Queen’s Gallery The Queen's Gallery's new exhibition "In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion" will use paintings from the Royal Collection to explore the sumptuous costumes of the British court in the 16th and 17th-century. The exhibition will feature more than 60 works, including pieces by Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard, Van Dyck and Peter Lely.
 at National Gallery, London
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Michael Landy: Saints Alive

to National Gallery Michael Landy will be bringing a contemporary twist to the saints in a series of large-scale sculptures. Landy has scoured car boot sales and flea markets in search of old machinery, cogs and wheels to construct his sculptures, bringing religious iconography to life for a 21st-century audience.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Gary Hume exhibition, at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be holding two new exhibitions in parallel, comparing and contrasting the work of Gary Hume and Paul Caulfield. The exhibition will spann Hume's entire career, including many well known and recent paintings. It will highlight Hume's innovative use of colour, line and surface in his distinctive compositions.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Patrick Caulfield exhibition, at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be holding two new exhibitions in parallel, comparing and contrasting the work of Gary Hume and Paul Caulfield. Patrick Caulfield is a celebrated British painter who is best known for his iconic and vibrant paintings of modern life. The exhibition will explore the artist's mastery of colour, graphic elegance and wit, and offer the chance to reassess his influences and legacy.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Summer Exhibition, at the Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts Have you ever dreamt of seeing your art up on the walls of one of London's major galleries? The Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new and recent work by established, emerging and unknown artists.
 at Wallace Collection, London
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The Discovery of Paris, in Watercolour

to Wallace Collection "The Discovery of Paris" focuses on the period between 1802 and 1840, and features more than 60 watercolours, preparatory drawings and associated prints by early 19th-century British artists. The exhibition include works by Turner, Girtin and Bonington, and less familiar artists like Thomas Shotter Boys and William Callow.
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Paul Gauguin exhibition — Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition of works by Paul Gaugin, collected together by Samuel Courtauld in the 1920s. The Courtauld holds the UK's most important collection of works by the Post-Impressionist master.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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BP Portrait Award 2013

to National Portrait Gallery The BP Portrait Award is worth a hefty £25,000, and is open to artists all around the world. More than 2,000 artists are expected to enter this year, and fifty-five of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
 at National Gallery, London
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Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure

to National Gallery This interesting exhibition will combine the art of Vermeer and his 17th-century contemporaries with rare musical instruments and songbooks from the period. By juxtaposing them with real instruments from the period, you will be able to see the difference between the real objects and the way in which the painters chose to represent them.
 at Tate Britain, London
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L.S. Lowry exhibition: “The Painting of Modern Life”

to Tate Britain In what promises to be one of the busiest art exhibitions of the year, Tate Britain will be reappraising the work of L.S. Lowry -- arguably Britain's most popular painter. "Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life" will argue the case for his position as Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city, and explore his place in wider art history.

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Dino Snores (for grown-ups)June 2013Have you ever seen the movie “Night At The Museum”? Well… now’s your chance to find out what really stalks the corridors of the Natural History Museum as night descends. This event is especially for grown-ups and will include a 3-course dinner in the restaurant, followed by a quiz, live music, and an all-night monster movie marathon.

Talk about Charles I’s execution — at Banqueting HouseJune 2013Travel back in time to 1649, as Banqueting House invites a host of inspiring speakers from across the worlds of science, arts and psychology, to take a fresh perspective on Charles I’s execution — when England lay on the brink of republicanism.

Trooping the Colour, at Horse Guards ParadeJune 2013One of the great set-pieces of the British calendar. The day begins with a parade of soldiers and marching bands down The Mall. The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family will follow in open-top carriages. After the parade the Royal Family will appear on the balcony and watch an RAF flypast.

Classical concert, at Westminster AbbeyJune 2013Westminster Abbey will be hosting a concert to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The music will be provided by the Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James’s Baroque, and conducted by James O’Donnell.

“Beating Retreat” — Horse Guards ParadeJune 2013“Beating Retreat” is a magnificent pageant of military music and drill on Horse Guards Parade. The floodlit spectacular will be performed by the Massed Bands of the Household Division and will end with a salute to the Queen or another high-ranking member of the Royal Family.

Night Safari, at the Natural History MuseumJune 2013Join a nightime tour of the Natural History Museum’s iconic Central Hall and adjoining galleries, once the crowds have gone home. You’ll meet the scientists and get a chance to get up close to some of their favourite objects in the collection. But your evening doesn’t finish there… after the safari has ended you can visit the bar and reminisce with fellow adventurers.

Udderbelly Festival — Howard MarksJune 2013Howard Marks’ outspoken wit and liberal opinions — not to mention his murky past as a drug smuggler, has made him something of an icon in the world of literature. His live shows frequently see him discussing his job as a drug smuggler, where he offers his outspoken views on drug use and legalisation.

Absolute Radio DJ, Christian O’ConnellJune 2013If you’re a fan of Absoulte Radio DJ Christian O’Connell, then prepare for a treat… because he’s turning his hand to comedy with a series of ‘work in progress’ shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. When he was 13 he wrote out a list of dreams, but with that milestone just months away, he reveals the ticks, the crosses, and the stories of what happened when he attempted to finish the list.

Paloma Faith, at The O2June 2013Paloma Faith has been compared to both Amy Winehouse and Duffy, but the former burlesque performer has her own vampish, theatrical flair. Her debut album “Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?” was a huge success, and her follow-up “Fall To Grace” is being toured in 2013.

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