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London exhibitions - Archive Articles

Reviews of the many exhibitions that take place across London.

Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City exhibition in London for 3 weeks only
Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City exhibition in London for 3 weeks only

Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City exhibition in London for 3 weeks only

It's part exhibition and part movie promotion, but there will be a display in central London based on the forthcoming Wes Anderson movie, Asteroid City.

Jun
02
2023
A delicate display of Korean weaving skills
A delicate display of Korean weaving skills

A delicate display of Korean weaving skills

A gallery in central London is currently host to an exhibition that shows off some remarkable examples of Korean aesthetics through the concept of Weaving.

Jun
02
2023
London exhibitions to visit in June 2023
London exhibitions to visit in June 2023

London exhibitions to visit in June 2023

A selection of ten excellent exhibitions to visit while dodging random bursts of heavy rain in the summer months.

Jun
01
2023
New exhibition looks at the UK’s role in indenture labour
New exhibition looks at the UK’s role in indenture labour

New exhibition looks at the UK’s role in indenture labour

A little-known period of post-slavery life in the Caribbean is being explored in a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands.

May
31
2023
Design Museum takes an offbeat look at a revitalised sari
Design Museum takes an offbeat look at a revitalised sari

Design Museum takes an offbeat look at a revitalised sari

An exhibition has opened taking a look at a garment worn by hundreds of millions of people, but one whose heritage might be less familiar to most of us -- the sari.

May
24
2023
British Museum’s richly decorated look at China’s final century of imperial rule
British Museum’s richly decorated look at China’s final century of imperial rule

British Museum’s richly decorated look at China’s final century of imperial rule

A huge map of the known world at the time opens an exhibition about China's "hidden century", but unlike any map you might have seen before as it shows country size by their importance, so China dominates and Europe is a small insignificant blob in the far corner.

May
18
2023
Video art installation illuminates Peckham Rye station’s hidden Victorian waiting room
Video art installation illuminates Peckham Rye station’s hidden Victorian waiting room

Video art installation illuminates Peckham Rye station’s hidden Victorian waiting room

The rarely seen huge unrestored waiting room at Peckham Rye station is open to the public at the moment, as it's hosting a large video art installation, which is free to visit.

May
18
2023
Mondrian meets Af Klint at the Tate Modern
Mondrian meets Af Klint at the Tate Modern

Mondrian meets Af Klint at the Tate Modern

Tate Modern's latest exhibition pairs two artists who never met and likely didn't know about each other's work, but in their own ways were contemporaries, even if they themselves didn't know it.

May
16
2023
A display of coronations from ancient to the most recent at Lambeth Palace Library
A display of coronations from ancient to the most recent at Lambeth Palace Library

A display of coronations from ancient to the most recent at Lambeth Palace Library

Coronations have been held pretty much since we invented the idea of a monarchy, and there's a topical exhibition about the coronations of the past, ranging from 900 years ago to the one that happened just a few days ago.

May
16
2023
England’s oldest hospital gets a central London exhibition
England’s oldest hospital gets a central London exhibition

England’s oldest hospital gets a central London exhibition

To mark its 900th anniversary, an exhibition about Barts Hospital has opened that tells the history of the organisation, from its early religious foundation to a charity and now a major NHS hospital.

May
10
2023
Sir Christopher Wren tricentenary exhibition opens in St Paul’s Cathedral
Sir Christopher Wren tricentenary exhibition opens in St Paul’s Cathedral

Sir Christopher Wren tricentenary exhibition opens in St Paul’s Cathedral

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren, and to mark the tricentenary, an exhibition has opened in the building most closely associated with him - St Paul's Cathedral.

May
10
2023
A troubled look at Milk at the Wellcome Collection
A troubled look at Milk at the Wellcome Collection

A troubled look at Milk at the Wellcome Collection

An exhibition about milk should be fresh and inviting and wholesome, a bit like the product itself, but somehow this exhibition leaves you feeling like the milk's gone off.

May
10
2023
The unforgotten Londoners exposed in this archival exhibition
The unforgotten Londoners exposed in this archival exhibition

The unforgotten Londoners exposed in this archival exhibition

The lives of Londoners who rarely feature in the history books, despite being a regular sight on the streets is the topic of a new exhibition at the London Metropolitan Archives.

May
09
2023
A fresh look at the Rossettis at Tate Britain goes beyond big hair and big lips
A fresh look at the Rossettis at Tate Britain goes beyond big hair and big lips

A fresh look at the Rossettis at Tate Britain goes beyond big hair and big lips

Tate Britain's latest major exhibition charts the romance and radicalism of the Rossetti generation – Dante Gabriel, Christina and Elizabeth (neé Siddal) – showcasing their revolutionary approach to life, love and art.

May
09
2023
Persia to Greece at the British Museum challenges the clash of cultures
Persia to Greece at the British Museum challenges the clash of cultures

Persia to Greece at the British Museum challenges the clash of cultures

An exhibition opens with the two cultures facing each other, a Persian facing off against a Greek, but rather than rivals as is usually portrayed in the history books, both statues come from Cyprus, where they were jointly worshiped.

May
08
2023
See a Japanese float on display in the British Museum
See a Japanese float on display in the British Museum

See a Japanese float on display in the British Museum

A scale model of a Japanese festival float that was donated to the British Museum to mark the 1908 London Olympics has gone on display for a few weeks.

May
03
2023
Dennis Severs House fills its rooms with a young man’s ceramics
Dennis Severs House fills its rooms with a young man’s ceramics

Dennis Severs House fills its rooms with a young man’s ceramics

Dennis Severs' House in Spitalfields, the remarkable time capsule of Georgian life, has become an unusual setting for a display of unusual chinaware.

May
03
2023
London exhibitions to visit in May 2023
London exhibitions to visit in May 2023

London exhibitions to visit in May 2023

A selection of ten excellent exhibitions to visit in a month with three bank holidays to enjoy.

May
01
2023
The 300th anniversary of the Constitutions of the Freemasons
The 300th anniversary of the Constitutions of the Freemasons

The 300th anniversary of the Constitutions of the Freemasons

In 1723, the newly formed Grand Lodge of England decided to write a set of rules to govern Freemasonry, and 300 years later, there's an exhibition to celebrate their impact.

Apr
26
2023
See the animator behind the Watership Down and Animal Farm films
See the animator behind the Watership Down and Animal Farm films

See the animator behind the Watership Down and Animal Farm films

A basement space is currently filled with childhood delights, with an exhibition about Arthur Humberstone, the man who created Watership Down and Animal Farm, amongst many other films and credits to his name.

Apr
25
2023
New exhibition tells the story of fashion during the reign of the Four Georges
New exhibition tells the story of fashion during the reign of the Four Georges

New exhibition tells the story of fashion during the reign of the Four Georges

A new summer exhibition has opened at the Queen's Gallery that takes a long and richly decorated look at Georgian-era clothing fashions.

Apr
24
2023
Exhibition shows off King Charles III’s 43 years at Highgrove
Exhibition shows off King Charles III’s 43 years at Highgrove

Exhibition shows off King Charles III’s 43 years at Highgrove

Ahead of his Coronation, an exhibition has opened looking at how the then Prince of Wales has remodelled his home at Highgrove, with a lot of focus on its work with local crafts and the Prince's Trust.

Apr
14
2023
Portraits from Backstage – an exhibition at the National Theatre
Portraits from Backstage – an exhibition at the National Theatre

Portraits from Backstage – an exhibition at the National Theatre

The people who work behind the scenes to make a theatre production shine are rarely seen, but there's currently an exhibition at the National Theatre that draws them out into the limelight.

Apr
14
2023
Ai Weiwei fills the Design Museum with bricks and stones
Ai Weiwei fills the Design Museum with bricks and stones

Ai Weiwei fills the Design Museum with bricks and stones

The Design Museum has opened its much anticipated exhibition of works by the Chinese dissident artist, Ai Weiwei and filled not just their exhibition space, but also outside the museum itself with his art.

Apr
11
2023