London Calendar


until 2 Jun 2019

Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway

NOR Sommernatt, ENG Summer NightHarald Sohlberg, one of Norway’s greatest painters, created works that evoke the wilderness of the Nordic landscape, the softness of its flower fields and the harsh beauty of its winters. This spring, the first major UK exhibition of Sohlberg’s works comes to Dulwich Picture Gallery, celebrating 150 years since the artist’s birth. With close to 100 works, we showcase the breadth and ambiguity of his paintings, and their enduring relevance in today’s world. Venue: Dulwich Picture Gallery

until 9 Jun 2019


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.

until 2 Jun 2019

The Renaissance Nude

Bathsheba Bathing; Jean Bourdichon (French, 1457 - 1521); Tours, France; 1498 - 1499; Tempera and gold on parchment; Leaf: 24.3 × 17 cm (9 9/16 × 6 11/16 in.); 2003.105.recto

Bathsheba Bathing; Jean Bourdichon (French, 1457 – 1521); Tours, France; 1498 – 1499

Trace the development of the nude through some of the great masters of the Renaissance. Bringing together works by artists such as Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dürer and Cranach, we shed light on a visual tradition at its most vital moment.

Venue: Royal Academy of Art
until 7 Jul 2019

Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light


The first UK exhibition of Spain’s Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century. Known as the ‘master of light’ for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s (1863–1923) paintings outside Spain.Location: Sainsbury Wing

Venue: National Gallery

until 1 Sep 2019

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams


Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain

Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum
until 11 Aug 2019


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

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
until 21 Jul 2019

Edvard Munch love and angs

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
until 27 Oct 2019

Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature

Dale Chihuly, Sapphire Star, 2010 final © Chihuly Studio
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 June 2019

6 Jun -8 Sep


This summer, Tate Modern will present the UK’s first ever retrospective of the Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova. It will be a sweeping survey of a pioneering and radical figure, celebrated during her lifetime as a leading modernist artist. Throughout her varied career she challenged the limits of artistic, social and gender conventions, from parading through the streets of Moscow displaying futurist body art and scandalising newspapers of the day, to creating internationally acclaimed designs for fashion and the theatre.

Venue: Tate Modern

Starting in October 2019

17 Oct -26 Jan

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

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