Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Victoria and Albert Museum
Until August 18
One hundred years ago, Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895 – 1972) opened his first fashion house in San Sebastian, Spain. An exhibition at the V&A is celebrating this centenary, and examining the continued influence left by Balenciaga on the fashions of today.... Read More!

Not the Royal Academy 2017

Llewellyn Alexander
Until August 19
A new exhibition entitled “Not the Royal Academy 2017” will open during mid-June at gallery Llewellyn Alexander, to coincide with the Royal Academy’s annual “Summer Exhibition”. Each year the Royal Academy of Art accepts twelve thousand entries for its open... Read More!

Giovanni Da Rimini: A Fourteenth Century Piece Unveiled

National Gallery
Until October 08
From mid-June until October, the National Gallery will be exhibit a selection of closely linked works by Giovanni Da Rimini. Altarpiece “Scene from the Lives of the Virgin and other Saints” will be reunited with panel “Scenes from the Life... Read More!

Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent

Somerset House
Until September 17
Explore the allure of fine fragrance at Somerset House. “Perfume: A Sensory Journey through Contemporary Scent” will begin this summer. The exhibition will kick off with a series of ten scented installations, designed to reflect the inspirations of their scent... Read More!

Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty

British Library
Until September 19
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partly decriminalised male homosexuality in England and Wales, exhibition “Gay UK: Love Law and Liberty” will take place at the British Library. Through testimonies, objects and archive material,... Read More!

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Queen's Gallery
Until November 12
This summer, the Queen’s gallery is exhibiting works by Venetian born painter Canaletto (1697 – 1768). “Canaletto and the Art of Venice” features works spanning the artist’s entire career. During the early eighteenth century, after touring with his father painting... Read More!

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Serpentine Gallery
Until September 10
Artist Grayson Perry will exhibit a major selection of new works this summer. “The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!” will open in at the Serpentine in June. Perry incorporates traditional mediums such as ceramics, cast iron, bronze and tapestry to... Read More!

“I Dream a World” Looking for Langston

Victoria Miro II
Until July 29
Director, Isaac Julien, is revisiting his 1989 film “Looking for Langston” at Victoria Miro in Hoxton. Exhibition: “I Dream a World” Looking for Langston, centres on the life of writer Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) and his fellow black artists... Read More!

California: Designing Freedom

Design Museum
Until October 15
LSD blotting paper, political posters and self-driving cars are just some of the items that will feature in “California: Designing Freedom” a new exhibition to be held at the Design Museum. For decades California has been considered a pioneering US... Read More!

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave

British Museum
Until August 13
The later part of Katsushika Hokusai’s artistic career will be examined at “Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave” an exhibition to be staged at the British Museum. With a career spanning more than six decades, Hokusai (1760-1849) produced much of his... Read More!


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