Until Summer 2015
Dress from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet
Until 31st of October 2015
Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Until March 2015
Imperial War Museum Lambeth Rd London SE1 6HZ
The war was just too big, confided William Kennington after he had completed his masterpiece ‘The Kensingtons at Laventie’ in 1915, one of the first things you’ll see in the ‘Memory’ section of this captivating two-part show. The authorities had hoped that Kennington would make more paintings to rival his pin-sharp, quietly devastating depiction of his unit – knackered, wounded, each soldier caught in a moment of reflection after their march back to billets from the trenches. But he couldn’t do it. The war was just too big.
Virginia Woolf’s art and life
Until 26th October 2014
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
This new exhibition exploring Virginia Woolf’s art and life takes a multi-disciplinary approach. There are over 140 items on display.
Horst: Photographer of Style
Until 4th January 2015
Victoria and Albert Museum
This autumn the V&A will present the definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the 20th century’s master photographers.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year
until 22nd February 2015
The Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is proud to present the winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014. Now open, our annual free exhibition showcases these incredible images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space.
Constable: The Making of a Master
20th September 2014 - 11th January 2015
This major exhibition reassesses John Constable’s influences, techniques and legacy to offer a new interpretation of Britain’s best-loved artist.
Ming - 50 years that changed China
18th September 2014 – 5th January 2015
The exhibition features a range of these spectacular objects – including exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles – from museums across China and the rest of the world. Many of them have only very recently been discovered and have never been seen outside China.
THE ART OF THE BRICK
26th September 2014 - 4th January 2015
The Truman Brewery
Nathan Sawaya’s ART OF THE BRICK exhibition is created with millions of LEGO building blocks and is unique in its scope which ranges from new conceptual pieces to replicas of iconic classical artwork. This travelling exhibition is one of the most extraordinary and innovative exhibitions in recent memory and it speaks to all ages.
The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free
10th September 2014 – 25th January 2015
The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free is the first exhibition devoted to the extraordinary work J.M.W. Turner created between 1835 and his death in 1851.
Turner Prize 2014
30th September 2014 – 4th January 2015
The Turner Prize award is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 17 April 2014.