London Exhibition Listings

Note: Information subject to Change

This list is kindly managed by Liz Newlands. A link to more individual galleries showing contemporary art is provided at the bottom of this page.


January 21  COURTAULD Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys

January 21  HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen

January 28  BARBICAN  Basquiat: Boom for Real

February 4  TATE BRITAIN Rachel Whiteread

February 4  TATE MODERN  Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

February 11  NPG  Cézanne Portraits

February 18  V&A  Balenciaga

February 18  ASHMOLEAN Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions

February 18  NG Sainsbury  Monochrome: Painting in Black and White

February 18  TATE MODERN  Red Star Over Russia

February 25  V&A  Opera: Passion, Power, Politics

March 11  RA Sackler From Life

April 2  TATE MODERN  Modigliani

April 2  NG Sunley Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

April 2  TATE MODERN  Hyundai Commission 2017

April 8  V&A Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic 

April 8  BM Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond

April 15  SOANE MUSEUM Egypt Uncovered: Belzoni and the Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I

May 7  TATE BRITAIN The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile

May 13  QUEEN’S GALLERY Charles II: Art and Power


Jan 18 – April 15  COURTAULD Drawings Gallery Antoine Caron: Drawing for Catherine de’ Medici

January 24 – April 8 ESTORICK The Enchanted Room: Modern Works from the Pinacoteca di Brera

January 27 – April 15  RA Main Charles I: King and Collector

February 14 – May 7  DULWICH  David Milne: Modern Painting

February 28 – May 21  NG  Room 1 Murillo: The Self Portraits

February 28 – May 27  BARBICAN Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins

February 28 – August 27 TATE BRIT. All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

March 7 – May 20  NPG Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

March 8 – September 9  TATE MODERN The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy

March 8 – August 27  WELLCOME Somewhere in Between, Collaborations of artists and scientists

March 14 – August 5  TATE MODERN Joan Jonas

March 15 – May 28  NPG  Tacita Dean: PORTRAIT also NG STILL LIFE and RA LANDSCAPE

March 23 – September 30  NAT MARITIME MUSEUM The Great British Seaside: photography from

the 1960s to the present

April 9 – July 29  NG Sainsbury Monet and Architecture

April 18 –June 24  ESTORICK  Rationalism on Set: Glamour & Modernity in 1930s Italian Cinema

April 26 – July 29  BM Rodin and the art of Ancient Greece

April 27 – August 28  BRITISH LIBRARY James Cook: The Voyages

May 2 – October 14  TATE MODERN Photography and Abstract Art

May 3 – July 15  COURTAULD Drawings Gallery Artists at Work

May 23 – September 9  DULWICH Edward Bawden

June 5 – September 23  TATE BRITAIN Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

June 8 – October 14 QUEEN’S GALLERY Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India

June 12 – August 19  RA  The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition

June 28 – October 31 NPG Michael Jackson: On the Wall 

Note The Courtauld Gallery will be closed for redevelopment for two years from Autumn 2018