London art exhibitions Most popular

Old Royal Naval College

1st

to Old Royal Naval College See the spectacular ceiling of Sir James Thornhill's Painted Hall up close, from an observation deck 60-feet in the air.
National Portrait Gallery

2nd

to National Portrait Gallery 'The Encounter' is a major new portrait exhibition featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, Rubens and Rembrandt.
 
Tate Modern

3rd

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.
Royal Academy of Arts

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Royal Academy of Arts The annual Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world.
 
Royal Academy of Arts

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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.
National Portrait Gallery

6th

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery's BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world.
 
Serpentine Gallery

7th

to Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by Grayson Perry, called 'The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever'.
Tate Britain

8th

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

10th

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

11th

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showcasing a brand-new tapestry work by the Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili.
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.
 
Courtauld Gallery

13th

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery will be displaying some paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours by the Bloomsbury Group.
Tate Britain

14th

to Tate Britain Tate Britain's will be putting on a comprehensive exhibition of works by the British sculpture Rachel Whiteread.
 
Courtauld Gallery

15th

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery's 'Country People' exhibition will explore how William Henry Hunt depicted his rural figures.
Leighton House Museum

16th

to Leighton House Museum 'At Home in Antiquity' is an exhibition of romanticised images of domestic life in antiquity by Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
 
Sir John Soane’s Museum

17th

to Sir John Soane’s Museum Sir John Soane's Museum will be showing twelve new sculptures by Marc Quinn, called 'Drawn From Life'.
National Gallery

18th

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be reuniting the two halves of a diptych, by the 14th-century Italian artist Giovanni da Rimini.
 
Tate Modern

19th

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of abstract works by Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid.
National Army Museum

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to National Army Museum 'War Paint - Brushes With Conflict' is the National Army Museum's first temporary exhibition after their grand re-opening.
 
National Gallery

21st

to National Gallery The National Gallery's new exhibition, 'Monochrome', will explore the history and techniques of black and white painting.
Highgate Cemetery

22nd

Highgate Cemetery How about spending a day learning how to carve some letters onto a piece of stone masonry at Highgate Cemetery?
 
National Gallery

23rd

to National Gallery The National Gallery's "Reflections' exhibition will explain how Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Portrait' influenced the Pre-Raphaelites.
Tate Modern

24th

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.
 
Tate Modern

25th

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be exploring the career of Amedeo Modigliani, through a comprehensive survey of his works.
Queen’s Gallery

26th

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.
 
National Portrait Gallery

27th

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery will be collecting together more than fifty of Cezanne's portraits in a major new exhibition.
Royal Academy of Arts

28th

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts will be exploring the friendship between two artistic giants: Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp.
 
Tate Modern

29th

to Tate Modern 'Into The Light' will explore how photographers helped to develop abstract art alongside famous painters like Jackson Pollock.
Tate Britain

30th

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.
 
 
 
 
 
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