Exhibitions Looking Forward to Seeing in London: April 2021

Here’s a guide to some of the upcoming exhibitions that we can’t wait to visit when museums and galleries reopen their doors…..

Salvador Dali, A Mad Tea Party, 1969, © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS 2019. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Lynne B. and Roy G. Sheldon, 1999.

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, Victoria and Albert Museum: dive into the world of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with this exhibition that examines how it has been interpreted through film, performance, fashion, art, music and photography and how it continues to inspire artists today. It is currently set to be on display until the 31st December.

The Art of Banksy exhibition: for all those who are interested in street art then you might want to pop along and visit this new exhibition when it arrives in London from the 20th May. It has not been endorsed by Banksy or curated in collaboration with the artist himself, but it does offer visitors a chance to see some of his best known work upclose.

Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty, Dulwich Picture Gallery: the London gallery is set to present a major UK exhibition exploring the work of the American artist, known for her part in transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting. It is now set to go on display from the 15th September 2021 until the 17th April 2022.

Poussin and the Dance, National Gallery: another exhibition we can’t wait to visit will concentrate on how the artist managed to capture dance and movement in his work. On display from the 9th October, the exhibition will feature  around twenty paintings and drawings from public and private collections around the world that will be displayed in the UK for the first time.

Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint, British Museum: marking the 850th anniversary since Thomas Becket’s murder, the British Museum will explore his life as he advanced from being  a merchant’s son to an archbishop, and from a revered saint in death to a ‘traitor’ in the eyes of Henry VIII more than 350 years later. Dates have yet to be announced.

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street, Design Museum: discover the story behind sneakers in the Design Museum’s new exhibition opening on the 18th May. Visitors can expect a journey through the design process as well as discovering the icons and collaborations that have shaped the sneaker scene over the years from Michael Jordan and Run-DMC to Kanye West.

The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin, Tate Modern: this new exhibition is set to explore the importance of plaster in the artist’s work. Known for his bronze and marble sculptures, Auguste Rodin worked as a modeller, who captured movement, light and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster. It is set to feature many objects that have not been seen outside of France before.

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