National Maritime Museum
Until January 17
A major exhibition exploring the extraordinary life of Emma Hamilton is opening at the National Maritime Museum (NMM).
Born into poverty in 1765 she found fame in her teens as George Romney’s muse. Other prolific artists followed Romney’s lead and...
Royal Academy of Arts
Until January 29
An exhibition celebrating the career of James Ensor (1860 – 1949) is being curated by renowned contemporary painter Luc Tuymans at the Royal Academy of Art.
“Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans” is the first major show of Ensor’s work...
Until November 26
The newly opened Skarsdet gallery is inaugurating its hanging space with joint exhibition: Cindy Sherman and David Salle “History Portraits and Tapestry Paintings”.
Both contemporary artists were key players in the experimental ‘Pictures Generation’ art movement of New York in...
Until December 17
An exhibition of new works by conceptual artist and photographer, Ed Ruscha is currently showing at Gagosian gallery in London’s Mayfair.
Clearly a man of many words, Ed Ruscha has been superimposing graphic fonts onto filmic images since the 1960s....
Until March 12
East London’s Geffrye Museum has had one of its spaces transformed into a teenager’s bedroom. Exhibition - Teenage Bedrooms: ‘Like a house inside of a house’ is exploring contemporary living spaces of the modern day teen.
So if you’ve ever...
Until February 05
Why are some fashion items seen as vulgar, while other similar pieces, not so?
Exhibition-creator Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, are the pair behind “The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined” – the first exhibition to question the notion of vulgarity in...
Until October 15
Artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) changed the face of European art in the early part of the 17th century. Exhibition ‘Beyond Caravaggio’ is the first major show to explore the iconic painter’s huge influence over generations of...
Until March 05
An exhibition of works by surrealist painter and war artist: Paul Nash (1889 – 1946) will take place at the Tate Britain this autumn.
From the painter’s early magical watercolours exploring the mystic life force of trees; to his evocative...
Until October 15
London’s Wellcome Collection is currently displaying works created by patients of mental institutions. Exhibition: “Bedlam: the asylum and beyond” is exploring the way the notion of madness has been shaped over centuries.
At the exhibition’s core is London’s Bethlem Royal...
Victoria and Albert Museum
Until February 26
Psychedelia, sex, soup cans and political activism are just some of what we associate with the swinging sixties and early seventies.
“You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970” at London’s V&A Museum takes a detailed...