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Art Galleries and Museums Around the UK

Updated on August 17, 2017
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Frances has many years' experience writing travel articles and reviewing art galleries, museums, and the books they publish.

Exhibitions and Events in Art Galleries and Museums Across the UK

Check here regularly for updates about U.K. art galleries and museums.

The V&A Museum has just opened ten brand new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries.

The Estorick Collection shows Italian art while the British Museum goes for more traditional stuff.

At the Fashion and Textile Museum exciting displays explore British designers and fashion history, and the Movieum explores British film history.

In the magnificent Georgian town of Bath, The American Museum in Britain explores American cultural history - a fascinating place to visit.

The Hut, Adriaen van de Velde 1671

The Hut, Adriaen van de Velde 1671: Dutch Master of Landscape. Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.
The Hut, Adriaen van de Velde 1671: Dutch Master of Landscape. Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.

The Hut, Preparatory Drawing, Adriaen van de Velde 1671

The Hut, Preparatory Drawing, Adriaen van de Velde 1671. Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.
The Hut, Preparatory Drawing, Adriaen van de Velde 1671. Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.

Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of Landscape - Exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first-ever exhibition dedicated to the Dutch Master Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672). Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of Landscape features more than 60 paintings and preparatory studies.

Adriaen van de Velde is one of the finest artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Despite his rather short career he produced a great variety of works showing superb draughtsmanship.

Meadows, Italianate views, beaches, dunes, forests, winter scenes such as Ice skating outside city wall (1669) and portraits such as Portrait of a man on horseback (1568) feature in Van de Velde's oeuvre.


Portrait of a man on horseback, Adriaen van de Velde, 1568.

Portrait of a man on horseback, Adriaen van de Velde 1568.  Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.
Portrait of a man on horseback, Adriaen van de Velde 1568. Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.

Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of Landscape is a joint collaboration between Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Greatly appreciated in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Van de Velde's work was highly sought after by French, German and English collectors. Despite this popularity, this is the first time so many of the artist's works have appeared under one roof.

Highlights of the Exhibition

Highlights include preparatory drawings for The Hut (1671) shown alongside Van de Velde's completed masterpiece.

Another interesting work is Two churches and a town wall (c.1660s) by Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712). The work is interesting because Adriaen van de Velde created the figures at Van der Heyden's behest and we see how Van de Velde re-used figures such as the seated woman who also appears in The Hut where she sits under the tree at the lower left.


Two churches and a town wall, Jan van der Heyden and Adriaen van de Velde, c.1660s

Two churches and a town wall,  Jan van der Heyden and Adriaen van de Velde, c.1660s. Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.
Two churches and a town wall, Jan van der Heyden and Adriaen van de Velde, c.1660s. Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.

Ice Skating outside city walls,

Ice Skating outside city walls, Adriaen van de Velde. Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.
Ice Skating outside city walls, Adriaen van de Velde. Image by Frances Spiegel with permission from Dulwich Picture Gallery. All rights reserved.

See the Exhibition

Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of Landscape can be seen at Dulwich Picture Gallery from 12th October 2016 to 15th January 2017. Tickets and further information are available from the Gallery.

Find Dulwich Picture Gallery

1920s JAZZ AGE - Overview of Exhibition. Copyright image by Frances Spiegel, with permission from Fashion and Textile Museum. All rights reserved.
1920s JAZZ AGE - Overview of Exhibition. Copyright image by Frances Spiegel, with permission from Fashion and Textile Museum. All rights reserved.

1920s JAZZ AGE Fashion & Photographs - Exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum


In Autumn 2016 London's Fashion and Textile Museum presents two exciting exhibitions: 1920s JAZZ AGE Fashion and Photographs and James Abbe: Photographer of the Jazz Age.

1920s JAZZ AGE explores the changing fashions of the 1920s. Portraits by leading American celebrity photographer James Abbe give context to a dazzling display of haute couture and ready-to-wear garments from 1919 to 1929. The exhibition explores both high-end haute couture as well as the ready-made market. We all remember the drop-waisted flapper dress but what else were women wearing?

1920s JAZZ AGE - Fashion & Photographs is curated by Dennis Nothdruft of the Fashion and Textile Museum. Speaking recently Nothdruft said:

“In the 1920s women’s fashion became a bellwether of the social and cultural changes that defined the decade. The dizzying array of choices, and not just the tubular dropwaist dress immediately associated with the era, allowed the modern woman unprecedented opportunities to express herself.”

James Abbe: Photographer of the Jazz Age

Running concurrently with 1920s JAZZ AGE is a special display of photographs, James Abbe: Photographer of the Jazz Age. James Abbe, (1883–1973) is best remembered for his iconic images of stars of the cinema and stage.

This exhibition is curated by photo historian Terence Pepper with the James Abbe Archive. James Abbe: Photographer of the Jazz Age explores early 20th century celebrities such as Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Louise Brooks, Gilda Gray, the Dolly Sisters, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Fred and Adele Astaire and many others. James Abbe's work appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Ladies Home Journal. James Abbe also directed a film for Mack Sennett and enjoyed a successful career as a photo-journalist.

1920s JAZZ AGE – Highlights of the Exhibition

More than 150 garments and accessories, including sportswear, printed day dresses, fringed flapper dresses, beaded evening wear, velvet capes, kimonos and silk pyjamas, reflect the excitement and excesses of the post-war years.

The beaded hem, the fringe and the cape were a key feature in the look and feel of the clothes. The exhibition showcases rare and fragile beaded garments with handcrafted art deco designs. Accessories such as hats, shoes, fans and monocles, show how women chose to present themselves to the world.

Modern women enjoyed modern clothing much of it promoted by haute couture designers such as Lucile and Paul Poiret. As silhouettes became straighter hemlines rose and clothes allowed greater freedom of movement. Waists and busts were no longer the focal point of the new modern styles. Many designers attempted to banish the corset but it was still popular with women seeking a longer, more natural shape. The new-style lingerie flattened and smoothed busts to create a slimmer, more cylindrical silhouette.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is a beautiful crystal gown worn by Carey Mulligan as Daisy in the recent adaption of The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann. The gown, designed by Catherine Martin with Prada, shows how future generations have embraced and interpreted 1920s styles.

All the items shown form part of the collection of Cleo and Mark Butterfield. The Butterfield's have one of the UK's largest collections of garments ranging from Victorian Gothic to early 21st century designs.

1920s JAZZ AGE – Layout of the Exhibition

The display shows the vital importance of cinema and its influence on Jazz Age style. The display opens with a darkened theatre showing silent movie clips. This leads visitors into the main gallery presented as a film sound stage exploring a fashionable woman's activities from early morning to late at night.

The display is set out in ten scenes:

  1. The Film Premiere
  2. The Boudoir
  3. The Picnic
  4. The Fashion Show
  5. The Ocean Liner
  6. The Tennis Match
  7. Afternoon Tea
  8. Nightclubs
  9. China Town After Dark
  10. The Wedding

1920s JAZZ AGE is enhanced by insightful wall displays showing how clothing, such as evening wear, allowed for the new joie de vivre, passion for dance, and the rhythms and beats of the era.

Additional images by photographers such as Cecil Beaton (1904 –80), Man Ray (1890–1976) and Baron de Meyer (1868–1946) together with illustrations by Gordon Conway (1894-1956) feature throughout the exhibition.

A Jazz Age Publication

The exhibition is accompanied by 1920s Jazz Age Fashion & Photographs (ISBN 978-1-910787-28-1) published on 23rd September 2016. The book includes contributions by Martin Pel, Terence Pepper, Dennis Nothdruft and the Fashion and Textile Museum.

Visit the Exhibition

1920s JAZZ AGE and James Abbe: Photographer of the Jazz Age are open from 23rd September 2016 to 15th January 2017. Tickets and further information are available from the Fashion and Textile Museum.

1920s JAZZ AGE - The Dolly Sisters by James Abbe. Copyright image by Frances Spiegel, with permission from Fashion and Textile Museum. All rights reserved.
1920s JAZZ AGE - The Dolly Sisters by James Abbe. Copyright image by Frances Spiegel, with permission from Fashion and Textile Museum. All rights reserved.

Finding the Fashion and Textile Museum

A marker83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF -
83 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3XF, UK
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The Fashion & Textile Museum can be found at 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. Nearest subway: London Bridge.

Fashion and Textile Museum - All about fashion and textile history

The Fashion and Textile Museum, London, offers a continuously changing programme of exhibitions exploring all aspects of fashion and textile history. It is the UK's only museum dedicated solely to contemporary design and developments in the fashion world.

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  • The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon by David Sassoon and Sinty Stemp - Infobarrel

    Fabulous book linked to exhibition at London's Fashion and Textile Museum.

  • POP! Design Culture Fashion at Fashion and Textile Museum - Suite

    In the 1950s the British cultural scene changed forever as British youth went wild as rock-n-roll and youth culture swept the country. London's Fashion and Textile Museum investigates this craze in an exhibition titled: POP! Design Culture Fashion.

  • Pop! Design Culture Fashion - Book Review - Suite

    This is an amazing book recording an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum during the summer of 2012. The publication looks at the huge design, cultural and fashion revolution that occurred from 1956-1976. Guaranteed to take children of th

  • Catwalk to Cover - A Front Row Seat at Fashion & Textile Museum - Suite

    Exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum looks at the work of fashion photographers, both behind the scenes and front of house, at the world's most important fashion shows.

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    This is a review of a book published to accompany an exhibition at London's Fashion & Textile Museum, entitled Catwalk to Cover - A Front Row Seat.

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Exhibitions at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery is home to a fine art collection and mounts many interesting exhibitions. It's a little out of central London but well worth the time. The grounds are lovely and the restaurant is excellent.

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    Dulwich Picture Gallery presents An American in London: Whistler and the Thames, a major exhibition featuring more than 70 works by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. American-born artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) made many visits to Lon

  • Book Review - An American in London Whistler and the Thames - Infobarrel

    An American in London Whistler and the Thames has been published to accompany an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery. The display looks James Whistler's passion for London and the Thames.

  • Nash, Nevinson, Spencer, Gertler, Carrington, Bomberg: A Crisis of Brilliance, 1908-1922 - Infobarrel

    New exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery - looks at the work of Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash, Mark Gertler, Richard Nevinson, Dora Carrington and David Bomberg between 1908 and 1922

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    A Crisis of Brilliance is a very interesting and highly informative book. The authors explore the work of six important artists of the early 20th century: Paul Nash, C. R. W. Nevinson, Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler, Dora Carrington and David Bomberg

  • Murillo & Justino de Neve The Art of Friendship - Suite

    Dulwich Picture Gallery Presents Murillo & Justino de Neve: The Art of Friendship

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art - Modern Italian Art on Display in London

The Estorick Collection is renowned for its major collection of modern Italian art by artist such as Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra , Emilio Greco, Giacomo Manza, Marino Marini, Amedeo Modigliani, Georgio Morandi, Luigi Russolo, Gino Severini and many others.


  • Giorgio Casali: Photographer - Domus 1951-1983 Architecture, Design and Art in Italy- Infobarrel

    A very interesting exhibition at the Estorick looks at the life and work of the Italian photographer Giorgio Casali and his long association with architecture, designer and publisher, Gio Ponti.

  • Giorgio Casali Photographer: Domus 1951-1983: Architecture, Design and Art in Italy - Book Review- Infobarrel

    This beautiful book, Giorgio Casali Photographer/Domus 1951-1983 Architecture, Design and Art in Italy features images by Italian photographer Giorgio Casali. He photographed many iconic designs for the Italian style and design magazine, Domus. Betwe

  • Estorick Collection In Astratto: Abstraction in Italy 1930-1980 - Suite

    Exhibition of abstract art at the Estorick Collection looks at the development of abstraction in Italy between 1930 and 1980.

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    This is a fascinating book published to coincide with a major exhibition of abstract art at the Estorick Collection. The publication looks at the development of abstraction in Italy between 1930 and 1980.

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    The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art presents Double Portrait: Zoran Music and Ida Barbarigo - an exhibition of modern Italian paintings.

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    Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is showing 50 works of graphic design and illustration by Edward McKnight Kauffer, known as 'The Poster King'.

London Transport Museum - History of Transport - Trains, Trams and Buses

The London Transport Museum, in the heart of Covent Garden, is devoted to exploring London's transport history. The museum has a wonderful collection of over 5000 posters and at least 1000 original artworks, together with numerous buses, trams, and trains dating back 150 years since passenger transport on the network started in 1863.

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    An exhibition of 150 posters selected by experts from the museum's comprehensive poster collection. The show will run until 27th October 2013 and there will be a varied program of public events. This article describes the exhibition in greater deta

National Gallery, London - The Greatest Collection in London

The UK's national collection of European art from 1250-1900 includes art by Jan van Eyck, van Gogh, Uccello, Botticelli, Titian, Canaletto, Vermeer, Degas and van Dyck


  • National Gallery Facing the Modern The Portrait in Vienna 1900 - Suite

    The National Gallery presents Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900. The exhibition looks at the development of portraiture in Viennese painting at the beginning of the 20th century. The portraits provide a rare opportunity to examine Vienna

  • Facing the Modern The Portrait in Vienna 1900 - Book Review - Infobarrel

    Facing the Modern The Portrait in Vienna 1900 has been published to accompany an exhibition of the same name held at the National Gallery, London, from 9th October 2013 to 12th January 2014.

  • National Gallery - Northern Renaissance Artist Jan Gossaert - Suite

    Paintings by Flemish artist Jan Gossaert will be shown with those of his contemporaries in the first major exhibition dedicated to him in more than 45 years

  • Facing the Modern - The Portrait in Vienna - Infobarrel

    Outstanding exhibition features portraits of Viennese artists and society painted between 1867-1918, during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The portraits reflect the changes in society brought about by conservative, nationalist and anti-Semitic mass

  • The National Gallery's Best Loved Artists - Diego Velazquez - Suite

    The National Gallery houses some of the world's favourite paintings. The 17th-century Spanish collection includes several popular works by Diego Velázquez.

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    Major show at at the National Gallery focuses on paintings produced by Leonardo da Vinci whilst in the employ of Duke Ludovico Sforza in the 1480s and 1490s. This show is expensive but well worth the money.


Museum of Brands Packaging and Advertising - Ropert Opie - Collector of Memorabilia - Brand History

The history of British packaging and brands including Oxo, Fry's, Perrier, MacKintosh's and many others will be discovered in a new Museum dedicated to mass-consumerism.


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    The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, founded by social historian Robert Opie is one of London's most popular small museums. I went to the museum to talk with Mr Opie and this is what he said.

National Portrait Gallery - Portraits - as Paintings, Drawings, Photographs and More

Explore the world of portraiture through drawings, paintings, photographs and more.


  • Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s at the National Portrait Gallery - Suite

    An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery explores the fifty-year career of singer-songwriter Mick Jagger and the iconic rock band, The Rolling Stones.

Science Museum - Great museum records developments in science, medicine, engineering...

The Museum is renowned for its remarkable collection that provides a record of scientific, engineering, medical and technological achievements through the centuries.

  • Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things - Suite

    At London's Science Museum Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things takes 36 commonly used items and asks who invented them, what inspired them, when, why, and how?



The Queen's Gallery - Gallery at Buckingham Palace

Every year The Royal Collection mounts a selection of world-class exhibitions. Exhibits range from the personal gifts of Queen Victoria to her beloved Albert to anatomical drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and superb etchings and oil drawings by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione.


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    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, presents a fabulous exhibition entitled In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion. This fascinating display reveals how 16th and 17th artists depicted the fashion trends of the day.

  • Leonardo da Vinci - Anatomical Drawings - Suite

    Interesting exhibition of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci opens at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, next week. Exhibitions at the Gallery are very good value. If you buy your ticket direct from them you can visit as many times as you like withi

  • The Queen's Gallery Presents 17th-Century Dutch Landscapes - Suite

    The Queen's Gallery presents 17th-century Dutch landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, Meyndert Hobbema, Jan van der Heyden and many others.

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    The book, Dutch Landscapes, explores 17th-century landscape painting, and accompanies an exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts presents many fine exhibitions every year.


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    More than 200 works of art by Australian artists are on display in London at the Royal Academy of Arts. Many, loaned by prestigious Australian galleries, have not been seen in Britain until now. Fabulous exhibition - well worth viewing.

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    What a fabulous show - El Anatsui, Ron Arad, Sean Scully, Norman Ackroyd, Tracey Emin and many more on display in this spectacular exhibition.

  • Royal Academy of Arts Presents Drawings by Jean-Antoine Watteau - Suite

    The Royal Academy of Arts presents more than 80 drawings by Jean-Antoine Watteau showing how he perfected the method known as the three chalks technique. Great exhibition - but go to the Wallace Collection as well to see paintings by Watteau.

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    Hungarian photography in the 20th century

  • Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement at Royal Academy of Arts - Suite101.com

    A ground-breaking exhibition looks at Edgar Degas's fascination with movement in the context of contemporaneous advances in photography and film.


Tate Britain Exhibition - Picasso and Modern Art

An exhibition at Tate Modern asks why was Pablo Picasso so popular with British collectors? How did modern British artists respond to Picasso's work? Why was this artist so controversial and how was his work shown in Britain during his lifetime?


  • Pablo Picasso at Tate Britain - Suite

    Exhibition looks at the career of Pablo Picasso. Why was he such a celebrity and what made him so controversial? Why did his work influence so many modern artists?

O2 - London's Newest Exhibition Centre - British Music Experience

British Music Experience - Interactive Museum of Popular Music is one of London's most exciting and interesting exhibitions.

British Music Experience is a permanent exhibition exploring the history of British music from digital Wurlitzers to Gibson guitars, from Lonnie Donegan to The Beatles and Black Sabbath.


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    British Music Experience explores history of British music from digital Wurlitzers to Gibson guitars, from Lonnie Donegan to The Beatles and Black Sabbath.

Stowe House and Landscape Gardens

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    A major restoration and refurbishment programme is progressing at Stowe House and Landscape Gardens.

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    Read more about this exciting restoration project at Stowe House on Infobarrel.

V&A Museums - Exhibitions - News from one of London's most popular destinations

Exhibitions at the V&A are constantly changing. Furthermore, FuturePlan, a major project to bring the museum into the 21st century, ensures that the V&A leads the way with new permanent displays opening on a regular basis.

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  • Private Eye: the first 50 years at V&A Museum - Suite

    To commemorate fifty years of the magazine Private Eye, editor Ian Hislop has selected fifty front covers for display in an exhibition at the V&A Museum.

  • V&A Museum - Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art and the Jameel Prize - Suite

    The V&A Jameel Gallery, home to outstanding Islamic art, is the exhibition area for art works created by short-listed competitors for the Jameel Prize 2011.

  • V&A Exhibition - Yohji Yamamoto - Japanese Fashion Designer- Suite

    The life and work of Yohji Yamamoto, a revolutionary Japanese fashion designer, is celebrated at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

  • V&A Exhibition - The Cult of Beauty - The Aesthetic Movement - Suite

    V&A explores Aestheticism and the Cult of Beauty: the all-embracing movement rejected art and ideals of the Victorian era and inspired an entire lifestyle.

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    The V&A Museum and Crafts Council celebrate contemporary crafts, and ask: how do we make things? What materials are used? Are we losing the skills?

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    FuturePlan, the V&A's redevelopment project, has progressed a step further. The new Theatre and Performance Galleries redisplay 350 years of British theatre history.

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    Why is it important to make things? Are we losing the skills to make things? Who makes what, and why, and what do these items tell us about human instincts? Exhibition catalogue asks all these questions and provides some of the answers.


Wallace Collection - Art Gallery and Museum

Free to enter - with an interesting range of exhibitions - also has a superb restaurant.


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    New publication from the Wallace Collection features their collection of 99 small gold boxes

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    Wallace Collection Presents Murillo at the Wallace Collection: Painting for the Spanish Golden Age Fabulous exhibition of works by Bartolome Esteban Murillo.

  • Wallace Collection - Museum Overview - Suite

    The Wallace Collection has a fine collection of 18th Century French furniture and porcelain. It also has one of the best collections of arms and armour, medieval and Renaissance maiolica, glass and enamels, as well as old Masters, sculptures and mini

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    A double exhibition at the Wallace Collection celebrates the work of Antoine Watteau and his primary patron, art collector and dealer, Jean de Jullienne.

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    Show features exquisite jewellery, table pieces, glassware and sculpture by artist-goldsmith Kevin Coates, many inspired by items in the Wallace Collection.

Wellcome Collection, London - Exhibitions for the incurably curious.

Art and medicine comes together at the Wellcome Collection, to explore the history of medicine and to show the latest medical breakthroughs.

London's free exhibition centre has fascinating displays and public events for adults, plus a range of outstanding displays and activities for children and families.


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    Insider Art from Japan, an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, explores the world of outsider artists. They are outsiders because in Japanese society anything not completely normal is unacceptable. These artists all suffer from intellectual disa

  • Outsider Art from Japan - Book Review - Wizzley

    Book offers fascinating glimpse into the world of outsider artists from Japan: How do they communicate with the world? How do they react to the world around them?

  • Wellcome Collection Free Exhibition - Improving Physical Abilities - Suite

    Superhuman brings together more than 100 items, including artworks, video works, photographs, comics and medical objects and equipment. The exhibition investgates how man has sought to improve upon nature: to be bigger, better, stronger and faster th

  • Wellcome Collection Superhuman Exhibit - Decoded Science

    Amazing show at the Wellcome Collection explores mankind's desire to be bigger, better, stronger and faster through physical or chemical enhancement.

  • Miracle Paintings, Charms and Amulets at Wellcome Collection - Suite101.com

    Wellcome Collection explores Mexican votive paintings loaned by Mexican collections, together with amulets selected from Henry Wellcome's collection.


York Art Gallery - One of Yorkshire's finest art galleries

The York Art Gallery is one of Yorkshire's most important centres for art and art history. With many fine exhibitions visitor numbers continue to increase year on year. Definitely a very interesting place to visit.

  • William Etty Art and Controversy - Suite

    William Etty Art and Controversy features over 100 works by York's most famous son, a controversial artist, who attracted both praise and condemnation.

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