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Don't miss out on the best London art exhibitions! See what's on and catch these great London exhibitions.

Poster Girls: A Century of Art and Design at London Transport Museum

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See iconic posters used on the London public transport system with Poster Girls: A Century of Art and Design at the London Transport Museum. The exhibition commemorates the work of influential female designers such as Dora Batty, Laura Knight and Freda Lingstrom, through a display of graphics, books, photographs and ceramics. Until 31 Jan 2019. Book now

Dalí / Duchamp at the Royal Academy of Arts

 Salvador Dalí and Edward James, Lobster Telephone (red), 1938. Telephone, steel, plaster, rubber, resin and paper, 18 x 30.5 x 12.5 cm. Photo: West Dean College, part of Edward James Foundation / © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS 2017

Explore the creative talent of two of the 20th century’s most innovative artists with Dali / Duchamp at the Royal Academy of Arts. Discover how Salvador Dalì and Marcel Duchamp’s friendship influenced their work, and marvel at more than 80 paintings, peculiar objects, sculptures and films. Until 3 Jan

Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain

Copyright: Rachel Whiteread

Discover a celebrated collection of artworks by Turner Prize-winner artist Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain. Whiteread’s biggest retrospective to date, the exhibition showcases some of her most famous monumental works, alongside interesting new pieces. Until 21 Jan

Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican Art Gallery

Admire the vibrant colours of the famous New York artist with Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican Art Gallery. See more than 100 stunning pieces, from photographs and paintings to films and notebooks, and discover Basquiat’s cultural inspirations, including television, music and his collaboration with Andy Warhol. Until 28 Jan

Gilbert & George at White Cube Bermondsey

Gilbert & George, MINT BEARDS, White Cube

Celebrate half a century of groundbreaking works by the famous artistic duo with Gilbert & George at White Cube Bermondsey. Spot the artists themselves in THE BEARD PICTURES, a series of artworks depicting the pair with surreal beards, and explore walls of almost 4,000 slogans printed in Gilbert & George’s trademark black and red typeface. Until 28 Jan

Cézanne Portraits at National Portrait Gallery

Cézanne Portraits at National Portrait Gallery 

Explore some of the French artist’s most impressive works with Cézanne Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. See how Cézanne’s distinctive style influenced later generations of avant-garde artists through more than 50 portraits of himself, his wife and his acquaintances. Until 11 Feb

Monochrome: Painting in Black and White at National Gallery

Monochrome: Painting in Black and White at National Gallery 

Discover how artists have continued to experiment with black and white with Monochrome: Painting in Black and White at the National Gallery. The exhibition features works spanning 700 years, with paintings by Old Masters, as well as contemporary pieces by Bridget Riley, Gerhard Richter and Chuck Close. Until 18 Feb

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites at National Gallery

Discover how the famous Arnolfini Portrait influenced the work of 19th-century British artists with Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites at the National Gallery. Compare van Eyck’s masterpiece with paintings by Sir John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and other major Pre-Raphaelite artists. Until 2 Apr

Modigliani at Tate Modern

Modigliani at Tate Modern

Discover a remarkable collection of works by the renowned Italian artist with the Modigliani exhibition at Tate Modern. Retrace the artist’s career through a display of almost 100 objects, including portraits, sculptures and the largest collection of nude paintings to ever be shown in the UK. Until 2 Apr 

Charles II: Art and Power at the Queen's Gallery

Charles II: Art and Power

Retrace the history of one of the most influential kings in British history with Charles II: Art and Power at the Queen's Gallery. Discover how art played an essential role in helping Charles II to regain legitimacy and return from exile, through an impressive collection of artworks, including paintings by Orazio Gentileschi and Leonardo da Vinci. Until 13 May 

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 an 18m-high (60ft) 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