Art exhibitions in London May 2017

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National Portrait Gallery

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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.
 at British Library, London
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Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits

to British Library The British Library will be celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday with an exhibition of character portraits by Sir Quentin Blake.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Anthony Green: The Life and Death of Miss Dupont

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts' small exhibition of works by Anthony Green, called 'The Life and Death of Miss Dupont'.
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Reading Drawings, at the Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be exploring some of the marks that have been added to their works of art, in 'Reading Drawings'.
 
 at Tate Britain, London
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David Hockney exhibition — at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on a comprehensive exhibition of David Hockney's work, drawn from the last sixty years.
 at National Gallery, London
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Cagnacci’s Repentant Magdalene — National Gallery

to National Gallery You'll be able to see Cagnacci's 'Repentant Magdalene' on display at the National Gallery for the first time in thirty years.
 
 at Tate Modern, London
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Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition, at the Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of works by the experimental photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.
Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be displaying some paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours by the Bloomsbury Group.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts new exhibition is called 'America after the Fall', and showcases 45 works from the 1930s.
 at British Museum, London
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The American Dream — Pop to the Present

to British Museum The British Museum will be exploring the American Dream, using prints from the likes of Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.
 
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Wearing & Cahun: Behind The Mask, Another Mask

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be comparing the work of two different artists -- Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing.
 at National Gallery, London
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A Meeting of Minds — Michelangelo and Sebastiano

to National Gallery An exhibition showing two collaborations by the great Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo.
 
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Howard Hodgkin exhibition: Absent Friends

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be be putting on an exhibition of works by Howard Hodgkin, called 'Absent Friends'.
Sir John Soane’s Museum

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to Sir John Soane’s Museum Sir John Soane's Museum will be showing twelve new sculptures by Marc Quinn, called 'Drawn From Life'.
 
 at Guildhall Art Gallery, London
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Echoes Across the Century (about World War I)

to Guildhall Art Gallery 'Echoes Across the Century' will explore the loss and sacrifice that soldiers suffered whilst fighting the First World War.
 at Saatchi Gallery, London
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From Selfie to Self-Expression — Saatchi Gallery

to Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery will be exploring the history of the selfie in their new exhibition -- From Selfie to Self-Expression.
 
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain's 'Queer British Art' will explore how artists expressed themselves when their sexuality had to remain hidden.
National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showcasing a brand-new tapestry work by the Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili.
 
Michael Palin at National Gallery, London
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Michael Palin talking about his favourite paintings

National Gallery Michael Palin will be revealing his favourite paintings at the National Gallery, and discussing what they mean to him.
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London
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Ya’jooj Ma’jooj — She Who Sees The Unknown

to Photographer’s Gallery 'Ya'jooj Ma'jooj - She Who Sees The Unknown' is the first solo UK exhibition by Iranian artist Morehshin Allahyari.
 
Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Giacometti.
Queen’s Gallery

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to Queen’s Gallery 'Canaletto & The Art of Venice' collects together some of the greatest paintings and drawings of Venice by Canaletto.
 
British Museum

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to British Museum The British Museum will be putting on an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Hokusai, most famous for his 'Great Wave'.
 
 
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