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Top Art Exhibitions in London

Don't miss out on the best London art exhibitions! See what's on and catch these great London exhibitions as chosen by our editorial team.

David Hockney at Tate Britain

Discover the work of one of the most celebrated contemporary British artists with David Hockney at Tate Britain. See how Hockney’s style has changed over his 60-year-long career, from his famous paintings of Los Angeles swimming pool to recent works, some of which have never been seen before in public. 9 Feb-29 May 

America After the Fall at Royal Academy of Arts

Relive one of the most interesting periods in American art history with America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s at the Royal Academy of Arts. See paintings by American masters such as Edward Hopper and Jackson Pollock, and learn how their art was influenced by the Great Depression. 25 Feb-4 Jun

Paul Nash at Tate Britain

Rediscover the work of a great British artist, famous for his surreal landscapes and dramatic war paintings, with Paul Nash at Tate Britain. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Paul Nash’s dreamlike works in the context of British modernism, alongside artworks by major artists such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Until 5 Mar


South Africa: The Art of a Nation at British Museum

Retrace the history of South Africa through its art with South Africa: The Art of a Nation at the British Museum. Featuring ancient art objects, disruptive works from the apartheid period and contemporary artworks, this original exhibition is a faithful portrait of South Africa’s complex identity. Until 26 Feb

Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern

Discover the seminal work of a revolutionary artist with Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern. Retrace Rauschenberg’s creative career from his early experiments at Black Mountain College in the 1950s to the invention of his famous Combines, hybrids between painting and sculpture. Until 2 Apr

Portrait of the Artist at The Queen’s Gallery

Discover how the image of the creative genius has changed over time with Portrait of the Artist at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Showcasing more than 150 artworks from the Royal Collection, the exhibition features masterpieces by artists such as Rembrandt and Rubens. Until 17 Apr

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern

Discover one of the most important photography collections in the world with The Radical Eye at Tate Modern. The exhibition showcases rare prints from the 1920s to the 1950s, all collected by Sir Elton John through his lifetime. See more than 150 photographs from renowned artists such as Man Ray, Berenince Abbott, Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz. Until 7 May

Terrains of The Body at Whitechapel Gallery

Discover how the female body is seen through the lens of renowned women artists with Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts at Whitechapel Gallery. Highlights of the exhibition include photographs and video works by international artists such as Marina Abramović, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Hellen van Meene and Nikki S. Lee. Until 16 Apr

Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England at the Bank of England Museum

Trace the history of photography with Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England at the Bank of England Museum. Explore the history of the bank through rarely-seen photographs from its own photography collection, which spans the entire history of the medium. Until summer 2017

Harry Potter Graphics at House of MinaLima

Have you ever dreamt of receiving Hogwarts’ acceptance letter? Then head to the House of MinaLima in London’s West End, and surround yourself with props and artworks from the Harry Potter films with Harry Potter Graphics. See original wizardry franchise projects, graphic work and objects by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the designers behind the Harry Potter movie artworks.