You cannot visit London and not visit an art exhibition. The city houses few of the world’s most famous art galleries and museums which exhibit the best art collections from across the world. This is one reason why London is known as the art capital of the world. So, if you are traveling to the city, you should add a few exhibitions in your itinerary.
Best London Art Exhibitions
London, England plays host to few of the best art exhibitions, few of which are listed below. For lovers of contemporary artwork, a visit to the Royal Academy of Arts is a must. The Summer Exhibition at the gallery allows amateur artists to work alongside distinguished artists and also display their work. On till mid August, this is a great and rare opportunity for aspiring artists and also for lovers of artwork. Another great option is to visit the Tate Modern which is hosting around 70 iconic and shocking art pieces of Damien Hirst till 9 September.
Another exhibition which is attracting hundreds is the British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age being held at Victoria & Albert Museum till mid August.
If you are a fan of the monarchy, a visit to the National Maritime Museum is a must as it hosts the Royal River – an exhibition which celebrates the relationship of the British royalty and the River Thames. Another great option for monarchy lovers is to view the exhibition called ‘The Queen: Art and Image’ at the National Portrait Gallery. As the name suggests it celebrates the Queen and over 60 paintings, photographs, and the press images of the Queen are on display here till 21 October.
Another interesting option for art lovers is to view the largest ever Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing called the ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist’ at The Queen’s Gallery till 7 October. Other alternatives for art lovers in London are:
- Heatherwick Studio at the V&A which celebrates the designs of Thomas Heatherwick till 30 September
- Yoko Ono’s classic pieces on display at the Serpentine Gallery till 9 September
- BP Portrait Award is basically an event for all where anyone can exhibit their work. Being held at the National Portrait Gallery, it is on till 23 September
- Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s work is on display till 14 October at the Tate Modern