Category Archives: Exhibits

Picasso Portraits opens at the National Portrait Gallery October 2016

A hot ticket this fall is sure to be the Picasso Portraits exhibit at the the NPG-make sure to book tickets in advance. From the NPG: “Picasso’s portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition … Continue reading

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Visit The Museum of Innocence at Somerset House

Somerset House is delighted to announce a collaboration with Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk which will see a unique new version of his collection The Museum of Innocence, the physical manifestation of his novel of the same name, travels to … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Exhibition at Two Temple Place opens January 30th

  Two Temple Place, one of London’s hidden architectural gems, hosts great exhibitions   twice a year and if you haven’t been to this venue yet, find some time to go. You’ll get a chance to visit on January 30th when … Continue reading

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National Portrait Gallery and Russia museum in unprecedented exchange of rare treasures to celebrate their 160th birthdays. Exhibit opens March 2016

    Russia and the Arts is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a selection of masterpieces on loan from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. The exhibition will focus on the great writers, artists, composers and patrons, including Tolstoy, Chekhov and … Continue reading

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British Museum – Faith after the pharaohs

From the British Museum: “Discover Egypt’s incredible journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land. It is a story charting the change from a world of many gods to the worship of one God.  The … Continue reading

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the Victoria and Albert Museum through January 2016

If you’re looking for a good half-term idea, visit the fantastic shoe exhibition at the V&A which looks at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting more than 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in … Continue reading

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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery

The  NPG’s Sargent exhibit opened last week and successfully challenges preconceptions that the artist was merely a portrait painter of the wealthy.  As the FT notes, the exhibit contains intimate, idiosyncratic works that often stretch almost to abstraction.  Some of … Continue reading

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Visit Two Temple Place while you can…

  If you have never visited the exquisite two temple place, you probably didn’t recognize it as Lady Rose’s wedding venue in the Downton finale.  However, the exquisite building is open to the public briefly each year –and now is … Continue reading

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum opens March 14th

“London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.” – Alexander McQueen, January 2000 The original version of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 … Continue reading

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Rembrandt: The Late Works at The National Gallery Oct 15 – Jan 18th

From the National Gallery: “Rembrandt’s later years were turbulent and marked with controversy, but they also produced some of his most soulful deeply moving and strikingly modern works. Having already suffered the early loss of his wife and three of … Continue reading

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Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at The Courtauld Gallery Opens October 23rd

“A groundbreaking exhibition of Egon Schiele’s electrifyingly frank nudes”RA Magazine “Do not miss this show – it is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”  Tatler  Despite living only until age 28, Egon Schiele is considered one of the most important … Continue reading

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The Kaiser’s Jewish Soldiers: Loyalty, Identity, Betrayal through October 2014

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide presents a new exhibition marking the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. From the Library: “Some 100,000 German Jews donned military uniform and approximately 12,000 soldiers died … Continue reading

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Four Thousand Lives: The Kitchener Camp Rescue at the Wiener Library through June 11th

I’ve just started reading the book Four Thousand Lives , and noticed that the Weiner Library currently has an exhibit curated by the author Clare Ungerson on the subject of the Kitchener Camp in Sandwich. According to Amazon: “In November … Continue reading

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Robert Mapplethorpe Tate Modern 11 May – 26 October 2014

After reading Just Kids about Patti Smith‘s life with Robert Mapplethorpe which then inspired me to see Patti Smith (grey hair in pigtails with her son Jackson on the guitar)  at Cadogan Hall  a few months ago,   I probably will … Continue reading

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Henry Moore/ Auguste Rodin at Compton Verney

The Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire is celebrating its 10th Anniversary by exhibiting the works of both Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin amidst the stunning setting of its Capability Brown landscapes. Inside the gallery, visitors can gain insights into the … Continue reading

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Two Temple Place, one day opening May 16th

If you missed the Discoveries exhibit at Two Temple Place which closed in April  you will have to wait for next year’s opening to experience the architectural splendour unless you go to the one-day only Paper Museum exhibit on May … Continue reading

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Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol through May 18th

  The Fashion and Textile Museum exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, … Continue reading

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Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 at the Victoria and Albert

The V&A’s new exhibition tells the story of the bridal gown-from when white first became fashionable to the current phenomenon of  increased media focus on celebrity nuptials.  The exhibition will be set out across two floors, opening with the oldest … Continue reading

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The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels at London Museum October 11-April 27

This October, the Museum of London will open a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless treasure of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for … Continue reading

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Elizabeth I and her People at the National Portrait Gallery opening October 10th, 2013

The upcoming exhibition at the NPG includes many outstanding paintings of Elizabeth I and her courtiers including explorers, and soldiers, and enchanting portraits of her female courtiers. Visitors will also come face-to-face with lesser-known Elizabethans including butchers, goldsmiths, brewers, merchants, … Continue reading

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