Despite my good resolutions, our cultural family outings have been rather thin on the ground over the past 18 months – thankfully I can blame COVID rather than my sheer laziness.
If like me you hope that this year will allow us to do loads more, here is a quick overview of the exhibitions organised in London in the coming months. This is only a selection of what I like and there are just LOADS – one of the few positives of COVID is to have created such an enormous backlog of high-quality entertainment… Oh well!
My absolute favourite exhibitions happening this year are:
- Noguchi at the Barbican Centre, from 30 September 2021 to 9 January 2022. I can hardly contain my excitement at the prosect of seeing his amazing sculptures again, as they tend to be mostly visible in the US.
- The making of Rodin at the Tate until 21 November 2021.
- Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist at the National Gallery from 20 November to 27 February.
- Epic Iran at the V&A until 12 September 2021.
- Raphael at the National Gallery from 9 April to 31 July 2022.
- Cézanne at the Tate Modern from 6 October 2022 to 26 February 2023.
And others I think could be quite interesting:
- Immersive experiences are the new rage , with Van Gogh: the Immersive Experience until February 2022 and Michelangelo Sistine Chapel from 15 October 2021.
- Quite a few things I fancy at the V&A: Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser until 31 December 2021.
- Bags Inside Out until 16 January 2022, Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution from 21 Nov 2021.
- David Hockney: the Arrival of Spring, Normandy 2020 at the Royal Academy until 26 September 2021.
- The Art of Banksy until 21 November 2021
- Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Rooms at the Tate Modern until June 2022
I hope this selection helps and do let me know if you have other recommendations.