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Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

Until 14 February 2016 The 17thcentury was indisputably the golden age of Dutch painting, producing some of the best known and most loved works in art history. This exhibition focuses on so called genre painting, depicting ‘ordinary people’ in everyday situations. Although today these images have little meaning they are packed with hidden clues that […]

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Newport Street Gallery

Free Damien Hirst, the often controversial but highly important figure of contemporary British art, has opened his own gallery. The venue displays Hirst’s collection of over 3000 pieces, but not his own work. The gallery aims to familiarise visitors with the works on display as it hosts one- man shows of six months. The gallery […]

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Lee Miller: A Woman’s War

Until 24 April 2016 See images taken before, during and just after WWII by a rather glamorous former Vogue model turned photo journalist. Miller appears in multiple photographs, including the famous image of her bathing in Hitler’s bathtub in newly liberated Munich. The exhibition documents not only the conflict of war, but also Miller’s life, […]

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Giacometti: Pure Presence

Until 10 January One of Alberto Giacometti’s work was recently sold at auction for the astronomical sum of $141 million, making the artist one of the most expensive 20th century masters. However this exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery focuses on portraits – works normally not associated with the artist. Although Giacometti’s work normally focuses […]

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Liberty in Fashion

Until the 28 February 2016 The London department store’s influence on British fashion is explored in this exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Expect arts and craft, and art noveau dresses in beautifully intricate floral patterns as well as dresses made in the mid-20th century when the same patterns became fashionable again. Fashion and […]

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The Crime Museum Uncovered

Until 10 April 2016 The Museum of London’s new exhibition displays the history of crime-fighting in the capital. Some of the artefacts on display were used to commit some of the most famous crimes in the city. The exhibition’s focus is to give voice to the victims, perpetrators and police officer and is accompanied by […]

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The Fabric of India

3 October–10 January The museum is staging an exhibition dedicated to the rich and colourful textiles produced in India throughout the centuries. The approximately 200 handmade pieces include possibly the earliest textile fragment dating to the 3rd century. Also included are clothing and decorative textiles from the 18th and 19th century and costumes made for […]

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Goya: the Portraits

7 October- 10 January 2016 This is the second exhibition this year dedicated to the great Spanish painter. The earlier exhibition in Somerset House focused on the latter part of Goya’s career, while this exhibition concentrates on his portraits. From the 1780’s following his appointment as a court painter Goya pictured prominent members of 18th […]

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Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy

19 September- 13 December Probably the most well-known Chinese artist in the west, Ai Weiwei opened his first major British exhibition this month. Although it was uncertain whether he would attend the opening, he did so with a bang joining Anish Kapoor on a march in support of refugees two days before the show was […]

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The World Goes Pop

17 September- 24 January 2016 This has been referred to as one of the most important exhibitions of the year, a ground-breaking exhibition which aims to break stereotypes. It demonstrates how the worldwide movement of pop art, one of the most popular art movements of the twentieth century, strived to reach outside its birthplace of […]

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Zabludowicz Collection

The London branch of the Zabludowicz Collection is permanently housed in a former Methodist church built between 1867 and 1871. The collection started by Poju and Anita Zabludowicz consists of over 3000 pieces of contemporary art, circulating between London, New York and Sarvisalo in Finland – a floating circle of shows. The collection is credited […]

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Victorian London in Photographs

July 27- 8 October 2015 Free! The London Metropolitan Archives are exhibiting their stunning collection of photographs documenting not only 19th century London and its inhabitants, but also sights/buildings of old London that were destroyed to create the city we know today. Fast changing and perhaps not as equal as it should be the images […]

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Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea

Until the 13 September 2015 Coral reefs are home to almost a quarter of marine species and support 500,000 jobs worldwide. The Natural History Museum exhibition aims to highlight the importance of the reefs, with 250 displays of fish, shells and a water tank filled with living corals and fish. The exhibition also includes coral […]

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Design of the Year 2015

Until the 16 August 2015 This is your opportunity to see the design and technological advancements that will shape our future. The exhibition showcases works that have been nominated for the Design of the Year Award. Divided into categories such as architecture, graphics, fashion etc the works are put in front of a jury who […]