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.

Rubens And His Legacy

Encounter some of the truly great works from the history of art at the Royal Academy of Arts’ Rubens and His Legacy exhibition. Brimming with genuine masterpieces, this is the first major overview of the work of Peter Paul Rubens. The Flemish Baroque artist is responsible for some of the finest works produced in the 17th century. 24 Jan-10 April

Late Turner

Tate Britain looks at one of the nation’s greatest artists with the EY exhibition Late Turner: Painting Set Free. This is the first exhibition to examine the achievements of Turner’s body of work during his final period (1835-50), exhibiting more than 150 works from both the UK and abroad. 10 Sep-25 Jan

Richard Tuttle

Study the work of American postmodernist, Richard Tuttle, at one of three artistic displays across the capital: an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, a large-scale sculpture in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication, all titled I Don’t Know . Or The Weave of Textile Language. 14 Oct-6 Apr

Giovanni Battista Moroni

See the first comprehensive UK exhibition of Giovanni Battista Moroni’s work at the Royal Academy of Arts. Arguably one of the most important artists of the North Italian Renaissance, Moroni is considered by many to be one of the most important portrait painters of all time. 25 Oct-25 Jan

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Sigmar Polke

Enjoy innovative and experimental art work from one of the most original artists of the last century, at the Tate Modern's retrospective of the German artist Sigmar Polke. Highlights include works created using an eclectic mixture of materials such as bubble wrap and meteor dust. 9 Oct-8 Feb

Allen Jones RA

The work of celebrated artist Allen Jones RA is the subject of an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Looking to highlight the constant use of drawing in his work, this exhibition demonstrates his talents as a draughtsman; something that is sometimes obscured in the finished works. 13 Nov-25 Jan

Taylor Wessing Prize

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize features work by professional photographers alongside emerging artists, photography students and talented amateurs. The judges sifted through more than 4,000 images from almost 2,000 entrants to produce a shortlist of just 60 amazing shots, with the finalists going on display. Until 22 Feb

Inventing Impressionism

Discover the story of art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel and his role in discovering Impressionist painters Degas, Monet, Pissarro and Renoir, with a visit to Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery, where more than 85 exceptional works go on display. 4 Mar-31 May

Painting Paradise

Drawing on the Royal Collection's extensive treasures, Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden at the Queen's Gallery displays a wide range of paintings, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative art with the garden at the centre. 20 Mar-11 Oct

Sargent: Portraits of Artists

Get up close to astounding works from some of the 20th-century’s greatest artists who were inspired by John Singer Sargent, in Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at the National Portrait Gallery. Based on the theme of friendship, the works on display are primarily of Sargent’s colleagues, friends and contemporaries. This unique exhibition has brought together some exceptional loans from galleries and private collections, many of which are rarely viewed in public. 12 Feb-25 May

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