Exhibitions – To see

This is my list of places to go and exhibitions to see. It is a personal rather than a comprehensive list and is heavily biased towards figurative art, if that’s what you’re interested in I hope you find it useful.

First things first

I’ve organised it in terms of the most time critical, i.e. ending soon, so you can prioritise your plans.

I will be updating it, irregularly, you are welcome to remind me to do so.

I’ve included both one-off exhibitions and perennial favourites. It’s focussed around London, Paris and the South West, since that’s where I am. I may include other adventures as my holidays (hopefully) dictate.

If  you’re planning to visit two or more venues in succession try the Museums and Galleries google map to see them all together.

Ending soon:

Forthcoming:

When you’re passing/whenever you get the chance:

I’ve picked these because I know that there is always something there from their permanent collection that I will enjoy seeing. I also plan more focussed study visits:

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Opening hours: Daily 10.00am to 17.45pm, Fridays 10am  – 10pm

Nearest tube: South Kensington

The Natural History Museum

Opening hours: daily 10am – 5.50pm

Nearest tube: South Kensington

The National Gallery

Opening hours: Daily 10am – 6pm, Friday 10am – 9pm

Nearest tube: Charing Cross

The National Portrait Gallery

Opening hours: daily 10am – 6pm, Thursday & Friday 10am – 9pm

Nearest tube: Charing Cross

The Wallace Collection

Opening hours: daily 10am – 5pm

Nearest tube: Bond Street

The British Museum

Opening hours: daily 10am – 5.30pm, Friday 10am – 8.30pm

Nearest tube: Holborn

The Courtauld Gallery

Opening hours: daily 10am – 6pm

Nearest tube: Temple or Charing Cross

The Hunterian Museum

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm

Nearest tube: Holborn

The Dulwich Picture Gallery

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Nearest train: North or West Dulwich (over ground)

Tate Britain

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm. First Friday of each month 10am – 10pm

Nearest tube: Pimlico

The Ashmolean (Oxford)

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Transport:

The Holburne (Bath)

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Transport: Bath Spa Station (rail)

My thoughts on exhibitions past:

Watteau  – Drawings at the Royal Academy

Jenny Saville; a missing link at Modern Art Oxford and the Ashmolean

I would love to know what you thought of these, other exhibitions you’ve visited or would like to visit, so you are very welcome to post a relevant link in the comments.