Top 10 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.

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964 –1979 at Tate Britain

Discover a movement which broke away from traditions and changed the way we look at art to this day with the Conceptual Art in Britain 1964 –1979 exhibition at Tate Britain. Inviting enquiry over mere contemplation, a defining art movement emerged which engaged with the society and politics of the day and focused on capturing ideas in self-conscious works. 12 Apr-29 Aug

 

Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern

Delve into the 35-year career of the artist in the major solo exhibition Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern. Mixing the familiar with the surreal, Hatoum juxtaposes ideas and exposes the contradictions of our world through a diverse range of media and techniques, from performance and video, to large-scale sculpture and installations. 4 May-21 Aug

 

Summer Exhibition 2016 at Royal Academy of Arts

Discover works by world-renowned and emerging artists at the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition. Showcasing exciting work from a range of artists, this annual exhibition has an illustrious history, having helped many artists towards successful careers since its inception in 1769. 13 Jun-21 Aug

Painters' Paintings: From Freud To Van Dyck at The National Gallery

Don’t miss Painters’ Paintings: From Freud To Van Dyck at The National Gallery, an exhibition of more than 80 works which were once in the possession of great artists. Explore stunning paintings from the unusual point of view of the artists who owned them: discover why they chose them, and to what extent they were influenced by them. 23 Jun-4 Sep

Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age at Tate Britain

Follow the dialogue between the experimental beginnings of photography and some of the greatest painters of the Victorian and Edwardian ages at Tate Britain's exhibition Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age. See stunning paintings by major artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Singer Sargent alongside some photographic experiments, and examine how the two mediums influenced one another. 11 May-25 Sep

 

Celebrating Charlotte Brontë 1816-1855 at the National Portrait Gallery

Mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth with  a trip to Celebrating Charlotte Brontë 1816-1855 at the National Portrait Gallery, an exhibition featuring portraits, manuscripts and personal items from one of the greatest authors of the 19th century. 22 Feb-14 Aug

David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life at the Royal Academy of Arts

Goggle at the recent works of one of Britain's greatest living painters, with David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life at the Royal Academy of Arts. Meet Hockney's friends, family and acquaintances through the 82 portraits on display in this exhibition, giving you a unique insight into the painter’s life and the Los Angeles art world. 2 Jul-2 Oct

Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph at the Science Museum

Find out about the pioneering contribution of Henry Fox Talbot to the then emerging art of photography in his day with Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph at the Science Museum. The exhibition draws on one of the most extensive collections of Fox Talbot’s work. It places unique examples of early photography in the context of 19th century’s experiments with telegraphy and the pioneering modernisation that informed this period. 20 Apr-11 Sep

 

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. From 18 Jan

 

The BFG in Pictures at the House of Illustration

Examine The BFG in Pictures at the House of Illustration, a display of illustrations by Quentin Blake famously created for Roald Dahl’s marvellous novel, The BFG. See 40 original artworks, most of which have never been exhibited in public before, and relive the magic of a staple of children's literature. 24 Jun-2 Oct