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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.

Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy of Arts

Rediscover one of the greatest art movements of the 20th century with Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts. Be amazed by stunning works by renowned American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, characterised by gestural brushstrokes and bright colour fields. 24 Sep-2 Jan

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

Visscher Redrawn: 1616-2016 at the Guildhall Art Gallery

See how London’s skyline has changed over the last four centuries with Visscher Redrawn: 1616-2016 at Guildhall Art Gallery. Compare the 400-year-old iconic engraving of the City of London by Visscher with a new interpretation by artist Robin Reynolds. 20 Feb-20 Nov

Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent at The Queen's Gallery

Head to The Queen's Gallery to see stunning paintings from the Royal Collection with Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent. Celebrate the rich variety of Scottish art and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmospheres of Highland landscapes. The exhibition features celebrated artists such as Allan Ramsay, Sir David Wilkie and Alexander Nasmyth. 18 Mar-2 Oct 

 

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. 18 Jan-31 Dec

 

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

 

Björk Digital at Somerset House

Discover the surreal world of the Icelandic artist and musician with the immersive exhibition Björk Digital at Somerset House. Relive Bjork's hypnotic music with special visual installations and displays: using the latest virtual reality (VR) technology, you can engage with the renowned artist in a new and original way. 1 Sep-23 Oct

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. 3 Jun-4 Feb

William Kentridge: Thick Time at Whitechapel Gallery

Discover the work of the acclaimed South African artist with the exhibition William Kentridge: Thick Time at the Whitechapel Gallery. Highlights of the display include spectacular installations and six large-scale works created between 2003 and 2016 combining performance, sound and moving images. 21 Sep-15 Jan