Top 10 Art Exhibitions in London

Don't miss out on the best London art exhibitions! Catch these great London exhibitions as chosen by our editorial team.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Tate Modern looks to reassess the work of a great modern artist with this ground-breaking exhibition. More than 120 works by the colourful and innovative genius have been brought together for the first time, celebrating the period in his career when his spectacular cut-outs came into existence. 17 Apr-7 Sep

Jean Paul Gaultier

The Barbican Art Gallery showcases one of the leading lights of creativity as it pays tribute to the Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. The first major exhibition devoted to his unique vision, this is a chance to celebrate the talents of France’s leading avant-garde designer. 9 Apr-17 Aug

Deutsche Börse Photo Prize

See stunning images from some of the world’s greatest photographers at The Photographers’ Gallery. Four photographers have been shortlisted as contenders for the prize: Alberto García-Alix, Jochen Lempert, Richard Mosse and Lorna Simpson. A selection of their finest photographs are displayed to the public. 11 Apr-22 Jun.

Pangaea at the Saatchi Gallery

Taking its title from the prehistoric landmass that conjoined Africa and Latin America, this major exhibition reunites the two former sister continents by bringing together the work of 16 of their emerging artists. Highlights include Rafael Gomezbarros' ant installation Casa Tomada. 2 Apr-31 Aug

Bailey's Stardust

The magic and glamour of photographer David Bailey’s work arrives at the National Portrait Gallery in an exciting new exhibition. A landmark collection of his instantly recognisable portraits, the show boasts around 250 of the distinguished snapper’s finest work. 6 Feb-1 Jun

Tate Britain Commission 2014

Sculptor Phyllida Barlow unveils her larger-than-life installations for the Tate Britain Commission 2014. Known for her work with every day, low-cost materials to make unstable objects, the artist takes up the prestigious role bestowed to only the very best artists in their fields. 31 Mar-2 Nov

The Great War in Portraits

A major exhibition featuring portraits, photographic images and film, marking the centenary celebrations of World War I. Works include Jacob Epstein's The Rock Drill, German films on the Battle of the Somme and a press photograph of the student Gavrilo Princip, who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. 27 Feb-15 Jun

Court and Craft

Discover historic manuscripts, ceramics and luxury crafts from the country once ruled by the Mongol Empire. Central to the exhibition is the chance to explore the fascinating history behind one of the most mysterious objects in The Courtauld’s collection: a handbag from Northern Iraq that was made circa 1300. 20 Feb-18 May

Ruin Lust

This exhibition explores the art world's fascination with ruins. The collection of imagery on display aims to illustrate how ruins have fascinated both artists and the general public.Ranging from the 17th century to the modern day, it features more than 100 works by greats such as John Constable, J.M.W Turner, John Martin and Tacita Dean. 4 Mar-18 May

The First Georgians

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Georgian era, this exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II. The exhibition includes more than 300 works from the Royal Collection. 11 Apr-25 Jun

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