What's On: Art & Museums

London can claim to have the best art galleries and museums of any city in the world. Find reviews of the latest exhibitions as well as some hidden gems you might not know about. 

Blog - Art And Museums

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 10:54

Art Review | The London Open 2015 (Whitechapel Gallery)

Jodie Dewane
  The London Open is a triennial exhibition open to artists aged 26 and over who are living and working in London, and the 2015 edition is the 83rd open submission at the Whitechapel Gallery. Since 2012 the reach of the exhibition has extended to the...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 15:52

Art Review | Soundscapes (The National Gallery)

For the first time, the National Gallery has collaborated with composers and sound artists from a wide range of musical genres to create music and sound installations for paintings from the Gallery’s permanent collection. Soundscapes’ progressive curator Dr...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:59

Art Review | Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon (National Portrait Gallery)

Yasmin Mahdy
The National Portrait Gallery explores the life and career of celebrated film star and global icon Audrey Hepburn. Organised with support from her sons Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer, the exhibition features a multitude of photographs documenting the...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:41

Review | Elvis at the 02

Emma Holtham
  Fans of the king of rock ‘n’ roll don’t need to board a plane to Memphis to visit Graceland, they can instead make their way to the O2 to see the biggest Elvis retrospective ever displayed in Europe and get a taste of what life was like for the...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 15:15

Art Review | Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World (Tate Britain)

Nature, harmony, curve, texture, weight and form are the types of words we associate with Barbara Hepworth and her exquisite sculptures. After (almost) half a century, she has finally received a retrospective exhibition that encapsulates these very elements...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 15:17

Art Review | James Richards selects from the V-A-C collection (Whitechapel Gallery)

Upstairs at the Whitechapel Gallery, a small room holds an immersive experience crafted by Cardiff-born artist James Richards. He is a creative video artist renowned for his Turner Prize nominated Rosebud - a 13-minute black and white video with underwater...
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 13:27

Art Review | Unfinished… Works From The Courtauld Gallery

19th century poet Christina Rossetti once wrote, “Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun”. In a similar vein, the Courtauld Gallery has curated a special exhibition dedicated to art from its permanent collection that was...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11:01

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2015 (Brick Lane Yard)

Marc Gatford
  Brick Lane's Sunday street food market is crawling with beards and tourists.  The beards and the tourists are Instagramming their street food, gobbling up every morsel of mobile data rendering Google Maps a buffering mess, and me lost. Luckily a...
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 14:05

Art Review | Fighting History (Tate Britain)

                        Above: 'The History Of The World'  by Jeremy Deller In Room 1 (Radical History Painting) of Tate Britain’s new Fighting History exhibition, hangs Dexter Dalwood’s...
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:49

Art Review | Summer Exhibition 2015 (Royal Academy)

The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition receives a lot of flak from art critics and lovers. It’s considered stuffy, passé and obsolete, yet given RA’s dedication to openly invite new submissions for the past 247 years, they’ve continually proven that the art...
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 11:35

Art & Classical Review | Cityscapes: Ensemble Perpetuo (47/49 Tanner Street)

London’s freshest chamber ensemble, Ensemble Perpetuo gave a stimulating performance of a variety of pieces spanning 200 years. Playing as part of an "immersive cultural experience" titled Cityscapes, the works, composed by innovative composers including...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 15:29

Review | Fashion on a Ration: 1940s Street Style (Imperial War Museum)

Emma Holtham
  As someone who is interested in fashion and fascinated by history, I was thrilled to go to Fashion on a Ration, the latest exhibition at the Imperial War Museum that merges the two subjects by exploring the 'Make do and Mend' era of wartime 1940s. ‘...