It might be only August, but it is time to start thinking about what exhibitions you need to book tickets for…
Michelangelo | Sebastiano: A Meeting of Minds, National Gallery: 15th March-25th June: this exhibition will be highly anticipated for 2017, as it explores the artistic relationship between two great Renaissance masters. It will focus on two particular collaborations the ‘Pietà’ for San Francesco in Viterbo (c.1512–16), an exceptional loan, and The Raising of Lazarus, painted for the Cathedral of Narbonne.
Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), Dulwich Picture Gallery: 8th February- 4th June 2017: the sister to Virginia Woolfe, Vanessa Bell was a key player in 20th century British art and this new exhibition will reintroduce her work to a modern audience. It will feature over 100 pieces of her art, arranged thematically to give visitors a new understanding of her work, which was usually overshadowed by her romantic entanglements and family life.
Alberto Giacometti, Tate Modern: 9th May-10th September 2017: Tate Modern will focus on the artist’s influences and the way in which he developed his practise in this latest display of the artist’s work, which will feature never seen before plasters and drawings alongside more familiar pieces of work.
Harry Potter Exhibition, British Library: 20th October 2017-28th February 2018: to celebrate the 20th anniversary since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the British Library will look at the magic at the centre of the story. It will showcase a range of wizarding books and manuscripts as well as material from Bloomsbury’s and J.K. Rowling’s archives.
David Hockney, Tate Britain: 9th February-29th May 2017: one of the most popular British artists is given a new chance to shine in this new exhibition, which will celebrate his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades.
Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932, Royal Academy of Art: 11th February-17th April 2017: the Royal Academy will examine the art that was being made during a particular moment in history, marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution. It will feature the work of: Kandinsky,Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko to name a few.
More exhibitions will of course be announced in due course – so keep a look out for more announcements!