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until 28 Apr 2019

Russia

Russia includes two exhibitions exploring Britain’s relationship with Russia through works of art in the Royal Collection.

Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs interweaves the familial, political, diplomatic and artistic stories of Britain and Russia and their royal families from initial contacts in the mid-16th century, through alliances, marriages and two World Wars.  Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Roger Fenton’s pioneering photographs of the Crimean War. Fenton’s photographs showed the impact of war to the general public for the first time and created the genre of war photography.

Venue: The Queens Gallery
until 7 Apr 2019

Fausto Melotti: Counterpoint

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The harmonious and delicately-poised work of Fausto Melotti (1901-1986) is revered in Italy. Informed by the languages of music and mathematics, Melotti’s artistic activity spanned a variety of disciplines and media, and was infused not only with a sense of precision, but also with a spirit of poetry, playfulness and exuberance. Renowned for his elegant abstract sculptures, Melotti also produced a significant amount of figurative imagery during the course of his multifaceted career.

Venue: Estorick Collection
until 6 May 2019

EXHIBITION PIERRE BONNARD THE COLOUR OF MEMORY

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Born 1867, Bonnard was, with Henri Matisse, one of the greatest colourists of the early 20th century. He preferred to work from memory, imaginatively capturing the spirit of a moment and expressing it through his unique handling of colour and innovative sense of composition.

Venue: TATE MODERN
until 31 Mar 2019

Bill Viola / Michelangelo Life Death Rebirth

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This exhibition pairs Bill Viola’s powerful installations with rarely-seen drawings by Michelangelo. Journey through the cycle of life in our immersive and unparalleled show.

Venue: Royal Academy of Arts
until 6 May 2019

DON MCCULLIN

This exhibition showcases some of the most impactful photographs captured over the last 60 years. It includes many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria. But it also focuses on the work he did at home in England, recording scenes of poverty and working class life in London’s East End and the industrial north, as well as meditative landscapes of his beloved Somerset, where he lives. Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue 1968, printed 2013 
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until 2 Jun 2019

Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway

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Venue: Dulwich Picture Gallery
until 9 Jun 2019

DOROTHEA TANNING

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This is the first large-scale exhibition of Dorothea Tanning’s work for 25 years. It brings together 100 works from her seven-decade career – from enigmatic paintings to uncanny sculptures.Tanning wanted to depict ‘unknown but knowable states’: to suggest there was more to life than meets the eye. She first encountered surrealism in New York in the 1930s. In the 1940s, her powerful self-portrait Birthday 1942 attracted the attention of fellow artist Max Ernst – they married in 1946. Her work from this time combines the familiar with the strange, exploring desire and sexuality.

Venue: TATE MODERN
until 26 Mar 2019

BADA Fine Art / Design / Antiques

Lovers of fine art, design and antiques have just one month to wait until BADA 2019 opens its doors to the public at Duke of York Square on the King’s Road. From March 20-26, the week-long event offers visitors the opportunity to discover remarkable items of outstanding quality and craftsmanship in traditional, modern and contemporary art, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glass and metalware.

Venue: Duke of York Square (SW3 4LY)

Starting in March 2019

27 Mar -11 Aug

VAN GOGH AND BRITAIN

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This major exhibition brings together 45 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists.  Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade.

Venue: Tate Britain

Starting in April 2019

6 Apr - ongoing

Mary Quant

“The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone.” Mary Quant.

From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer’s personal archive.320

Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum
11 Apr -21 Jul

Edvard Munch love and angs

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The emotional intensity of The Scream has reverberated through history, speaking to generations. The fact that it needs no explanation is arguably one of its strengths. Yet perhaps it is also the reason that, beyond his name, so little is known about its creator – The Screamspeaks for itself. Although it has become a universal symbol of human anxiety, it is a deeply personal response to Munch’s upbringing and experiences as a young artist. Looking at the cities of pre-war Oslo, Berlin and Paris, the exhibition shows how new ideas about personal and political independence gave rise to an important voice.

Venue: British Museum
13 Apr -27 Oct

Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature

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Iconic artist Dale Chihuly will once again exhibit his luminous glass artworks in our spectacular landscape, featuring pieces never seen before in the UK.  In the most biodiverse place in the world, you will see the perfect marriage of art, science and nature as Chihuly’s dazzling  sculptures transform our Gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space.

 

Venue: Kew Gardens

Starting in October 2019

17 Oct -26 Jan

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

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This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art. 160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais (nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce), an artist whose work has been largely omitted from the history of the movement.

Venue: National Portrait Gallery