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.

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

Comics Unmasked

Described as the biggest exhibition of its kind in the UK, Comics Unmasked displays a large number of unseen comics, original artwork and bizarre objects. Telling the story of the riotous history of UK comic art, the show covers everything from Victorian comics to iconic recent efforts such as V for Vendetta. 2 May-19 Aug

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

Making Colour

The National Gallery presents Making Colour, an exhibition examining the history of colour in art. It takes visitors on a journey back in time, exploring the wide range of materials that have been used to create colour not just in paintings, but in all types of art. 18 Jun-7 Sep

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-2 Nov

Tate Britain Commission 2014

Sculptor Phyllida Barlow unveils her larger-than-life installations for the Tate Britain Commission 2014. Known for her work with everyday, 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

British Folk Art

Tate Britain presents the first major survey of British Folk Art. The exhibition has sourced important works from the length and breadth of the country, gathering more than 100 paintings, textiles, sculptures and rare objects to shine a light on an often derided period of art history. 10 Jun-7 Sep

Summer Exhibition 2014

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 renowned artists on their first steps towards success since its inception in 1769. 9 Jun-17 Aug Find Prices

Dream, Draw, Work

Uncover an array of drawings in Dream, Draw, Work: Architectural Drawings by Norman Shaw, at the Royal Academy of Arts. Working during the Victorian era, Shaw became famous for his presentation ink drawings and design projects, including the turreted New Scotland Yard. 30 May-26 Oct

Anselm Kiefer

See the UK’s first retrospective of painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer's work at The Royal Academy of Arts. Covering his creative output from the early days to more recent efforts, this exhibition looks to present him as an artist who continues to strive for fresh challenges while producing new pieces. 27 Sep-14 Dec

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