A selection of our handpicked exhibitions taking place in the City and across London this year.
27 JUNE 2017 — MAY 2018
Sculpture in the City 2017
One of London’s free annual public art programmes, the exhibition is located amongst iconic architectural landmarks including The Leadenhall Building and the Lloyd’s building by Richard Rogers.
In its seventh year, the critically acclaimed initiative returns to the Square Mile with cutting-edge contemporary works.
The Square Mile
8 JUNE - 10 SEPTEMBER 2017
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!
The Serpentine has invited British artist Grayson Perry, one of the most astute commentators on contemporary society and culture, to present a major exhibition of new work. The works in the show touches on many themes including popularity and art, masculinity and the current cultural landscape.
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA
UNTIL 17 JULY 2017
Free Range at The Old Truman Brewery
Free Range is a summer-long season at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch that showcases portfolios and awards for the best rising art, design and photography students from across the UK.
5 AUGUST — 1 2 NOVEMBER 2017
Matisse in the Studio
The exhibition will display Matisse’s personal collection of objects from Africa, Asia and the Middle East and also the paintings, sculptures and drawings that it inspired.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD
21 SEPTEMBER 2017 — 28 JANUARY 2018
Basquiat: Boom for Real
The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition will bring together a selection of more than 100 works from both international museums and private collections.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
4 OCTOBER - 2 APRIL 2018
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
The exhibition will bring together for the first time the ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums, to explore the ways in which Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882), Sir John Everett Millais (1829–1896) and William Holman Hunt (1827–1910), among others, were influenced by the painting in their work.
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
5 - 8 OCTOBER 2017
Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2017
Frieze Masters features more than 130 leading modern and historical galleries from around the world and will showcase art from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century.
Frieze London will feature more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries.
2 NOVEMBER 207 - 29 APRIL 2018
Impressionists in London
The exhibition will include work by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and others. It will map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history.
Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, SW1P 4RG