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London exhibitions - Archive Articles

Reviews of the many exhibitions that take place across London.

Grinling Gibbons 300th-anniversary exhibition opens next month
Grinling Gibbons 300th-anniversary exhibition opens next month

Grinling Gibbons 300th-anniversary exhibition opens next month

Probably the greatest, and certainly the most famous, woodcarver the UK has ever known is the subject of a 300th-anniversary exhibition open for a few weeks next month.

Jul
21
2021
Anna Ray exhibitions looks back at her Huguenot ancestors
Anna Ray exhibitions looks back at her Huguenot ancestors

Anna Ray exhibitions looks back at her Huguenot ancestors

Two offices in London currently have art exhibitions for the staff who work there, but less well known is that they are also both open to the public to visit as well.

Jul
14
2021
See Gods Own Junkyard in the Leadenhall Market
See Gods Own Junkyard in the Leadenhall Market

See Gods Own Junkyard in the Leadenhall Market

Normally based in Walthamstow, the famous home of neon signs, Gods Own Junkyard is currently filling three shops in the Leadenhall Market with their trademark glowing displays.

Jul
13
2021
A free football exhibiton in the City of London
A free football exhibiton in the City of London

A free football exhibiton in the City of London

If you head to Aldgate Square at the moment, there's a free public exhibition all about the history of football in London.

Jul
08
2021
See a Parish Boy’s Progress at the Charles Dickens Museum
See a Parish Boy’s Progress at the Charles Dickens Museum

See a Parish Boy’s Progress at the Charles Dickens Museum

An exhibition at the Dickens Museum has opened about Charles Dicken's second novel as a full-time writer, which was also probably his second most famous novel, after a Christmas Carol.

Jul
07
2021
Julian Opie at Pitzhanger – bold lines meets ornate architecture
Julian Opie at Pitzhanger – bold lines meets ornate architecture

Julian Opie at Pitzhanger – bold lines meets ornate architecture

The recently restored Pitzhanger Manor in the heart of Ealing is currently home to one of those artists whose name is less familiar than their art is.

Jul
06
2021
London exhibitions to visit in July 2021
London exhibitions to visit in July 2021

London exhibitions to visit in July 2021

A selection of rather fine exhibitions to visit in London during July 2021.

Jul
01
2021
Science and art at the National Gallery’s Copernicus exhibition
Science and art at the National Gallery’s Copernicus exhibition

Science and art at the National Gallery’s Copernicus exhibition

A painting of the Polish astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus is currently on display in the UK for the first time ever.

Jul
01
2021
Gainsborough’s Blue Boy returns to London next year
Gainsborough’s Blue Boy returns to London next year

Gainsborough’s Blue Boy returns to London next year

A century after it was sold to an American railway tycoon, one of Thomas Gainsborough’s most famous paintings will return to London for a short exhibition.

Jun
30
2021
Four free exhibitions to visit at the V&A Museum
Four free exhibitions to visit at the V&A Museum

Four free exhibitions to visit at the V&A Museum

There's a number of temporary free exhibitions at the moment within the V&A museum, which are worth a trip to the museum in their own right.

Jun
30
2021
Exhibition of woodwork marks the 450th anniversay of the Joiners and Ceilers
Exhibition of woodwork marks the 450th anniversay of the Joiners and Ceilers

Exhibition of woodwork marks the 450th anniversay of the Joiners and Ceilers

A room inside the Guildhall is currently filled with woodworking tools, as this year marks the 450th anniversary of the granting of a Royal Charter to one of the City of London's livery companies

Jun
25
2021
See brass steam trains in the Science Museum
See brass steam trains in the Science Museum

See brass steam trains in the Science Museum

There's a dark room in the Science Museum that's filled with brass and steel models of early steam engines and locomotives.

Jun
23
2021
The Barbican tells the story of the threatened Yanomami people
The Barbican tells the story of the threatened Yanomami people

The Barbican tells the story of the threatened Yanomami people

Part art exhibition, part awareness campaign, a photographic exhibition about Brazil's threatened indigenous people, the Yanomami has opened at the Barbican.

Jun
21
2021
The real Noël Coward, the man beneath the dressing gown
The real Noël Coward, the man beneath the dressing gown

The real Noël Coward, the man beneath the dressing gown

Noël Coward, so often seen as an upper-class dandy in a dressing gown, but who was actually a middle-class workaholic, charity fundraiser, and even now, some of his work in WW2 remains classified.

Jun
16
2021
See folklore art on display in a church crypt
See folklore art on display in a church crypt

See folklore art on display in a church crypt

If you head down a flight of stairs into a dark crypt under a church you will find an exhibition of folklore art keeping the ancient pagan traditions alive.

Jun
11
2021
Somerset House is filled with trees for the London Design Biennale
Somerset House is filled with trees for the London Design Biennale

Somerset House is filled with trees for the London Design Biennale

Somerset House's main courtyard has been filled with trees until the end of the month, breaking a long-held rule that trees should never be seen in the courtyard.

Jun
10
2021
Exhibition – JR’s prolific gigantic street art
Exhibition – JR’s prolific gigantic street art

Exhibition – JR’s prolific gigantic street art

A subversive street artist, JR, whose works are known for their monumental scale as well as the social message has a new exhibition filling the Saatchi Gallery

Jun
07
2021
A glowing earth fills the Painted Hall in Greenwich
A glowing earth fills the Painted Hall in Greenwich

A glowing earth fills the Painted Hall in Greenwich

Luke Jerram’s huge glowing earth has returned to Greenwich’s Painted Hall, filling the baroque space with a slowly rotating orb.

Jun
03
2021
Islamaphobia and the Opium Wars – at the Brunei Gallery
Islamaphobia and the Opium Wars – at the Brunei Gallery

Islamaphobia and the Opium Wars – at the Brunei Gallery

Two seemingly very different exhibitions have reopened, but both tell their own story about Western oppression of cultures they don't understand.

Jun
02
2021
From Tudors to Windsors – a history in portraits
From Tudors to Windsors – a history in portraits

From Tudors to Windsors – a history in portraits

Kings, Queens, mistresses and loverboys - some 500 years of monarchy is on display as part art and part history lesson at the National Maritime Museum.

Jun
02
2021
London exhibitions to visit in June 2021
London exhibitions to visit in June 2021

London exhibitions to visit in June 2021

As we crawl out of the lockdown, the museum and galleries are opening up and putting on their big summer exhibitions at last. Here's a selection of what's open in June to waken up the slumbering cultural brain.

Jun
01
2021
Jean Dubuffet at the Barbican
Jean Dubuffet at the Barbican

Jean Dubuffet at the Barbican

The first major exhibition of work by the French artist, Jean Dubuffet in over 50 years has opened at the Barbican.

May
28
2021
Hackers – a cyberpunk exhibition in a basement
Hackers – a cyberpunk exhibition in a basement

Hackers – a cyberpunk exhibition in a basement

There's a basement in central London that's currently filled with movie costumes from one of the original cyberpunk cult movies

May
27
2021
Mythbusting Nero at the British Museum
Mythbusting Nero at the British Museum

Mythbusting Nero at the British Museum

Almost everything you think you know about Nero is probably wrong. He didn't fiddle while Rome burned, probably didn't kill his wife, might not have killed his mother, and even his suicide is in doubt.

May
26
2021