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Winter 2017 Exhibition Guide

Welcome to Museum Selection's Winter 2017 Exhibition Guide. Below you will find this season's recommended exhibitions around the UK.

British Museum
This exhibition explores the stories of the nomadic tribes who dominated the lands of Siberia  between 900 BC and 200 BC. It displays fascinating objects such as clothes and jewellery which have been preserved for centuries which tell the story of a complex and developed civilisation that covered areas from Siberia to China.
Beliefs in spiritual beings and worlds beyond nature are characteristic of all human societies. By looking at how people believe through everyday objects of faith, this exhibition provides a perspective on what makes believing a vital part of human behaviour.

National Portrait Gallery: 

This major new exhibition brings together for the first time over 50 of Cézanne's portraits from collections across the world, inlcuding works which have never been on public display in the UK.


Royal Academy of Arts: 

Famously known for his use and understanding of iconography and symbols, this exhibition displays a variety of his influential, rare, and new pieces by Jasper Johns.

Discover the legenday art collection of Charles I. For the first time since the17th century, this landmark exhibition will bring together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation.
 
 National Gallery: 

The exhibition brings together for the first time van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Portrait' with paintings from the Tate collection and other museums, to explore the ways in which Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 - 1882), Sir John Everett Milais (1829 - 1896) and William Holman Hunt (1827 - 1910) were influenced by the painting in their work.

With more than 50 works painted on glass, vellum, ceramic, silk and canvas, explore the tradition of painting in black and white over 700 years.

Tate Modern: 

Prints by trailblazers in photography such as Paul Strand are displayed alongside paintings and sculptures to capture the ingenuity of photographers from the 1910s to present day.
This stunning display of works by artist Ilya Kabakov conveys and explores the themes of failed utopia, bringing together Kabakov's early paintings and later projects.

Tate Britain:

This exhibition presents works from Monet, Tissot, Pissarro to explore the impact of Franco-Prussian war on art from French and British artists.


The British Library:
 

Journey to where the magic and myth began. Rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library's collection capture the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.
 

V&A: 

Together the V&A and the Royal Opera House persent a landmark exhibition exploring a vivid story of opera from it's origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic. 9th December 2017 - 8th April 2018.
Exprerience the timeless appeal of this much-loved bear and discover the story behind the partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard, brought to life through sketches, letters, cartoons and ceramics.


National Galleries Scotland:
Explore a wealth of art from 1540 to the present in this landmark exhibition uniting two outstanding Scottish Collections.

 

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge:
Marking the centenary of Degas's death with a celebration of his lifetime's work.

A pioneering exhibition that brings together the remarkable intellectual achievements of two groups working at the same time, but independently: those involved in breaking the codes and those who deciphered the ancient script of Linear B.


Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich:
Part of the Sainsbury Centre's Russia Season, this exhibition explores the extraordinary production and glittering saga of Faberge.

The Lightbox, Woking:
For the first time, explore J.M.W. Turner's work produced on his travels and periods of residence on the Thames and in the county of Surrey. The exhibition will also give a rare opportunity to see possessions of the artist from the Royal Academy of Arts.


Pallant House Gallery, Chichester:
  • Bomberg. Open until 4th February 2018.
A major review of the life and career of David Bomberg (1890 - 1957), recognized as one of the 20th century's leading British artists.

IWM, North:
Discover the artworks and story of Britain's original rebel artist in the largest UK retrospective of his work to date.

 

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