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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. Until 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. Until 4 Jun

Wolfgang Tillmans at Tate Modern

Discover the work of one of the greatest photographers in the contemporary art scene with Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017 at Tate Modern. See Tillmans’ world-famous still lifes and portraits, and uncover the lesser-known aspects of his work, including video installations, recorded music and politically-engaged works. Until 11 Jun

The American Dream: Pop to the Present at British Museum

Retrace the creative history of one of the world’s greatest superpowers with The American Dream: Pop to the Present at the British Museum. See amazing prints by celebrated artists such as Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns and Kara Walker, and discover how art and pop culture have been in a constant dialogue from the 1960s to the present day. Until 18 Jun

Michelangelo and Sebastiano at National Gallery

Admire the works of two great Italian masters with Michelangelo & Sebastiano at the National Gallery. Discover the creative relationship between the two artists through a display of wonderful joint paintings, and uncover their contrasting personalities through a collection of individual works. Until 25 Jun

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 30 Jun

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave at British Museum

See spell-binding works by one of Japan’s most eminent artists with Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave at British Museum. From the world-famous Great Wave to other wonderful and less-known landscapes, discover Hokusai’s artistic genius through a collection of outstanding works from Japan’s Edo era. 25 May-13 Aug

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait at Jewish Museum London

Get an insight into the life of London’s iconic singer and songwriter with Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait at the Jewish Museum London. See how her family life influenced her music through a display of photographs, clothes and records, plus ad hoc art installations. Until 24 Sep

Canaletto and the Art of Venice at The Queen’s Gallery

Be amazed by the work of Venice’s most famous view-painter with Canaletto and the Art of Venice at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Experience the grandeur and beauty of 18th-century Venice through a collection of 200 paintings by Canaletto and some of Italy’s finest artists. 19 May-12 Nov

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours at Old Royal Naval College

See the largest painted ceiling in London, as it is being renovated, during one of the Painted Hall Ceiling Tours at Old Royal Naval College. Be amazed by the details of the Baroque masterpiece from a 60-foot-high (18-metre) vantage point, and learn more about artist Sir James Thornhill’s outstanding work. Until 2 Sep 2018

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. Ongoing