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Diana: Her Fashion Story

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      Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales

A major new dress exhibition at Kensington Palace.  Trace the evolution of the Princess’s style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life. Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of garments, including the iconic velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.

Venue: Kensington Palace
until Dec 2019

Poster Girls A century of art and design

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Poster Girls – a century of art and design will feature some of the leading female artists who have worked for London Transport and Transport for London including well-known designers, such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Laura Knight, Enid Marx and Zandra Rhodes, alongside lesser known individuals who nonetheless changed the way Londoners viewed their city. The works on display show a dazzling spectrum of artistic styles and mediums; modernist, figurative, flat colour, boldly patterned, abstract, collage and oil.

Venue: London Transport Museum
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FASHIONED from NATURE

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 This is the first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.This exhibition will present fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.

Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum
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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

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The exhibition explores how Frida Kahlo fashioned her identity, offering an unparalleled insight into one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. It will be the first exhibition outside of Mexico to display these clothes and intimate possessions, reuniting them with key self-portraits and photographs to offer a fresh perspective on her compelling life story.

Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum
until 21 Oct 2018

Michael Jackson: On the Wall

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This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story.

Venue: National Portrait Gallery
until 20 Jan 2019

I object Ian Hislop’s search for dissent

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We realise that uncovering a treasure trove of dissenting objects can be tricky. Luckily, we’ve found someone who can help. We’ve invited Private Eye Editor Ian Hislop (you know, the one from Have I Got News For You) to have a rummage around in the stores. On his search, he’s hand-picked a range of intriguing objects that explore the idea of dissent, subversion and satire (but don’t worry, we made him wear gloves).

Venue: The British Museum
until 20 Jan 2019

Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne

Enjoy highlights from the Courtauld Gallery, including famous works by Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Manet, and Seurat alongside a selection of much-loved Impressionist paintings from the Gallery’s own holdings.

Venue: The National Gallery
until 23 Dec 2018

A New Figurative Art 1920-1945 Works from the Giuseppe Iannaccone Collection

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Since the early 1990s, Milanese lawyer Giuseppe Iannaccone has been amassing one of the most outstanding private collections of Italian art from the inter-war years. For the first time, the collection will be shown at London’s Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art. A New Figurative Art 1920-1945: Works from the Giuseppe Iannaccone Collection will run from 26 September until 23 December 2018.

Venue: Estorick Collection
until 27 Jan 2019

Ribera: Art of Violence

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Ribera: Art of Violence is the first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque painter, draughtsman and printmaker, Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652), displaying his most sensational, shocking and masterfully composed works. Ribera is one of the titans of Spanish Baroque art. Born in Valencia, Spain, Ribera emigrated to Italy as a young artist in 1606. He spent most of his career in Naples, where he influenced many artists including Salvator Rosa and Luca Giordano. He is often regarded as the heir to Caravaggio for his dramatic use of light and shadow, and his practice of painting directly from the live model.

Venue: Dulwich Picture Gallery
until 10 Dec 2018

OCEANIA

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Marking 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, we celebrate the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary.  The year is 1768, and Britain is in the throes of the Age of Enlightenment Oceania will bring together around 200 exceptional works from public and private collections worldwide, and will span over 500 years. From shell, greenstone and ceramic ornaments, to huge canoes and stunning god images, we explore important themes of voyaging, place making and encounter. The exhibition draws from rich historic ethnographic collections dating from the 18th century to the present, and includes seminal works produced by contemporary artists exploring history, identity and climate change. 29 September — 10 December 2018

 Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Venue: Royal Academy of Arts
until 27 Jan 2019

ANNI ALBERS

Anni Albers combined the ancient craft of hand-weaving with the language of modern art. This is the first major exhibition of her work in the UK. a long overdue recognition of Albers’s pivotal contribution to modern art and design. As a female student at the radical Bauhaus art school, Albers was discouraged from taking up certain classes. She enrolled in the weaving workshop and made textiles her key form of expression. She inspired and was inspired by her artist contemporaries, among them her teacher, Paul Klee, and her husband, Josef Albers.

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Venue: TATE MODERN
until 20 Jan 2019

Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs

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Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs!   As a decade of design, the Thirties saw off the excess of the Jazz Age and ushered in the utilitarianism of World War II. As the flapper grew up, so too did her fashions. The new silhouettes of the 1930s played with the hard edged chic seen in the Art Deco and Moderne styles, the unexpected as seen in the surrealists and the sensuality of silver screen sirens.

Venue: Fashion and Textile Museum
until 20 Jan 2019

Cecil Beaton: Thirty from the 30s | Fashion, Film and Fantasy

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Celebrated as one of Britain’s most influential portrait photographers, Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was among the greatest visual chroniclers of the Twentieth Century. This distinguished photographer spent many years as a major contributor to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Life, The Sketch and Tatler, photographing the most notable names in fashion, film, the arts and society.

Venue: Fashion and Textile Museum
until 21 Oct 2018

Affordable Art Fair

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For nearly 20 years we have provided a platform for the very latest in affordable, contemporary art to be showcased in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Become part of the Affordable Art Fair family and present your artists to up to 20,000 art lovers in search of their dream piece at our Battersea Spring fair.

Venue: Battersea Evolution Battersea Park http://abbycronin.co.uk/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=ac_eventQueenstown Road London SW11 4NJ (sat nav: SW8 4NW)

Starting in October 2018

24 Oct -24 Feb

EDWARD BURNE-JONES

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Born in 1833, Burne-Jones rejected the industrial world of the Victorians, looking instead for inspiration from medieval art, religion, myths and legends.  One of the last Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries.This exhibition – his first solo show at Tate since 1933 – charts Burne-Jones’s rise from an outsider with little formal art training to one of the most influential British artists of the late 19th century.

Venue: TATE BRITAIN