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16th April 2014
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the artist's paper cut-outs, made between 1943 and 1954. When ill health prevented Matisse from painting, he began to cut into painted paper with scissors to make maquettes for commissions, from ...
9th April 2014
William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain examines the life and work of the leading architect and designer of early Georgian Britain. The exhibition celebrates Willaim Kent's work over four decades when Britain defined itself as a new nation with the act of union with Scotland...
2nd April 2014
Britain: One Million Years Of The Human Story is the result of more than 10 years research by a 50 strong team of archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists to unlock the secrets of our ancient past. From hippos that swam in the Thames and the earliest Neanderthals in Europe...
26th March 2014
Veronese: Magnificence In Renaissance Venice is devoted to one of the most renowned and sought-after artists working in Venice in the 16th century. Paolo Caliari, known as Veronese, was a virtuoso and a craftsman, creating works ranging from complex frescoes to altarpieces, devotional...
19th March 2014
Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro Woodcuts examines the artistic development of the revolutionary, yet short lived, printing technique in the 16th century. Often based on designs by celebrated Renaissance masters such as Parmigianino, Raphael and Titian, depicting well-known...
12th March 2014
Vikings Life And Legend focuses on the core period of the Viking Age from the late 8th century to the early 11th century. The Viking expansion from the Scandinavian homelands during this era created a cultural network with contacts from the Caspian Sea to the North Atlantic, ...
26th February 2014
Germany Divided explores how 6 key artists redefined art in Germany in the 1960s and 1970s, and negotiated with the recent past, on both sides of the Iron Curtain. All the artists in the exhibition came originally from eastern Germany and migrated to the West, the majority before...
19th February 2014
Strange Beauty: Masters Of The German Renaissance takes a fresh look at paintings, drawings and prints by major artists of the period, examining the striking changes in the ways these works were perceived in their time, in the recent past, and how they are viewed today. The exhibition...
12th February 2014
Richard Hamilton is the first retrospective to encompass the full scope of one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Richard Hamilton is widely regarded as a founding figure of pop art, and he continued to experiment and innovate over a career of 60 years...
5th February 2014
Bailey's Stardust is a major retrospective of the work of one of the world's most distinguished and distinctive photographers. David Bailey has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. This exhibition...
29th January 2014
Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined is a series of site-specific installations exploring the essential elements of architecture. Instead of representations of buildings in the form of models, plans or photographs, as in a traditional architectural exhibition, this immerses...
22nd January 2014
Warhol, Burroughs And Lynch features the lesser-known photographic work of three renowned American artists. Andy Warhol: Photographs 1976 - 1987 offers the product of Andy Warhol's later career, when he focused on photography. Using 35mm black and white film, Warhol carried ...
15th January 2014
Hannah Hoch is the first major British exhibition of work by the influential German artist. Hannah Hoch was an important member of the Berlin Dada movement and a pioneer in collage. Splicing together images taken from popular magazines, illustrated journals and fashion publications...
8th January 2014
Mind Maps: Stories From Psychology explores how mental health conditions have been diagnosed and treated over the past 250 years. Divided into four episodes, this exhibition looks at key breakthroughs in scientists' understanding of the mind, and the tools and methods of treatment...