Albrecht Dürer, ‘Adam and Eve’, 1504 © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (RP-P-OB-1155)
Need something to do to beat the January blues? Why not take a look at these 10 exhibitions to see in January 2022?
Many exhibitions have been extended due to Covid, which means that you can still catch some of the most popular ones from last year.
1. The Artistic Legacy of Joseph Banks at the National History Museum. On until 13th January.
If you’re interested in animal and botanical illustrations, this exhibition is sure to inspire. Banks actually travelled with Captain Cook on his first great voyage to Australasia, and was so able to document many of the flora and fauna discovered. Banks played a significant role in improving peoples knowledge of the natural world, and this exhibition presents the opportunity to marvel not only at some of nature’s most extraordinary creations, but also to understand how dramatic these discoveries were in the 18th century.
Find out more about the exhibition here https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/joseph-banks-artistic-legacy.html
2. Yayoi Kusama – Infinity Mirror Rooms. On until 27th March
This exhibition has been hard to miss on instagram, but if like me you haven’t managed to make it yet – you still have time! The enormous installation piece was originally made for her retrospective with the Tate in 2012, and provides a full sensory experience.
Have a look at the Tate’s website here for more information https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/yayoi-kusama-infinity-mirror-rooms
3. Sculpture in the City. On until 30th April
Walk around the Square Mile and discover 19 works of art on display as part of this annual exhibition (although you may want to do this when it’s warmer!). This is also a fantastic way to explore the City.
Here you can find a map of all the artworks – https://www.sculptureinthecity.org.uk/visit/
4. Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience. On until 5th February
This exhibition makes the most of what modern technology can offer. Here you can experience Van Gogh’s paintings in a completely immersive way. His works are projected to cover the entirety of the space. With VR headsets, this is sure to entertain all ages!
To book click here https://vangoghexpo.com/london/
5. Frans Hals: The Male Portrait. On until 30th January
Frans Hals’ ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ is perhaps one of the Wallace Collection’s most loved portraits. See this painting alongside other portraits from the artist’s later career.
6. Hokusai – The Great Picture Book of Everyone. On until 30th January
A significant and renowned artist in his own time, Japanese artist Hokusai has remained a central figure for artists over the last two centuries. A particular influence for the Impressionists, themes of his work can be seen across works by the likes of Van Gogh and Manet. This exhibition displays drawings from the unpublished encyclopaedia ‘The Great Picture Book of Everything’.
Book your tickets: https://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/hokusai-great-picture-book-everything
7. Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace. On until 13th February
This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the finest examples of the Masters in the Royal Collection. The likes of Vermeer, Canaletto, Titian, Rubens and Van Dyck are all on display at The Queen’s Gallery.
You can book through the website here: https://www.rct.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/masterpieces-from-buckingham-palace/the-queens-gallery-buckingham
8. Late Constable at the RA. On until 13th February
A showcase of the work of English Romantic painter John Constable. Best known for his work in landscape painting, Constable worked to revolutionise this genre. This exhibition shows all stages of his work including sketches, watercolour alongside drawings and prints.
Tickets to this exhibition are available at:
9. Hogarth and Europe. On until 20th March
See the work of Hogarth alongside his talented peers at the Tate Britain. This exhibition is an exciting opportunity to explore the vibrant and wittily paintings that so well captured the ideas of a generation.
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10. Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist. On until 27th Feburary
Last but not least, the National Gallery presents Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist. This exhibition is showcases the works of Albrecht Dürer from his travels across Europe.
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