Love London Love Culture’s Picks of 2018: Exhibitions

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s picks for exhibitions taking place in museums and galleries across the capital in 2018… 


The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture, National Galleryspanning Claude Monet’s career from its beginnings in the mid-1860s to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912, this exhibition will focus on the impressionist’s relationship with architecture. On display from the 9th April 2018.

Diamond and pearl tiara saved from the Lusitania, Cartier, Paris, 1909. Previously owned by Lady Marguerite Allan. Marian Gérard, Cartier Collection © Cartier
Diamond and pearl tiara saved from the Lusitania, Cartier, Paris, 1909. Previously owned by Lady Marguerite Allan. Marian Gerard, Cartier Collection. (c) Cartier. 

Ocean Liners: Speed & Style, Victoria and Albert Museumfrom the 3rd February, the V&A will display a major new exhibition exploring the golden age of ocean travel and how ocean liners helped to develop the modern world. It will feature numerous relics from the Titanic and Lusitania including a diamond tiara and a panel fragment from the Titanic’s first class lounge.

Charles I: King and Collector, Royal Academy of Arts:  on display from the 27th January, the Royal Academy will present an exhibition that brings together for the first time since the 17th century the art collection of King Charles I . The exhibition will feature classical sculptures ,Baroque paintings, exquisite miniatures and monumental tapestries.

The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy, Tate Modern2018 will see Tate Modern presenting its first ever exhibition that concentrates solely on the work of Picasso and takes visitors on a month-by-month journey through 1932 and displaying paintings, sculptures and works on paper. On display from 8th March.

Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallerythis highly anticipated exhibition will explore how Michael Jackson has influenced many contemporary artists over the years. On display from the 28th June to coincide what would have been the singer’s 60th birthday, the exhibition will bring together the work of 4o artists influenced by him.

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life, Tate Britaincelebrating artists who wanted to represent human figures in their work, All Too Human will bring the work of artists such as Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon to discover how the reality of life could be portrayed through paint. On display from 28th February.

David Milne: Modern Painting, Dulwich Picture Gallerythe gallery’s first exhibition of the year is the first UK retrospective of the Canadian painter’s work. Documenting a career which spanned the first half of the 20th century, the display will feature more than ninety works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings. On display from 14th February. 

Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain, Two Temple Place: marking 100 years since jazz reached Britain, the exhibition will feature a range of media from painting, printmaking and cartoons, to moving film, instruments and the all-important sound of jazz to explore the impact of jazz in Britain. On display from the 27th January.


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