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Exhibitions to Visit this Summer

Posted 25.04.18  - Culture

We have rounded up a list of must-see exhibitions to visit this Summer, from London to Helsinki.



Pablo Picasso, Reclining Nude, 1932 © Succession Picasso/DACS London, 2018


Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy

Tate Modern

‘A month-by-month journey through Picasso’s ‘Year of Wonders.’

The first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Tate Modern takes you through a very creative and influential period of the artist’s life in over 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures and personal photographs.

Now – 9th September 2018

Tickets £22


Claude Monet, Vue de Bordighera, 1884 © Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA


Monet and Architecture

National Gallery

‘There’s never been a single exhibition looking at Monet’s career through the buildings he painted.’

In a refreshing new way of looking at the great impressionist’s work, this exhibition focuses on the buildings and monuments in over 75 paintings – both in his most famous paintings and lesser-known works.

Now – 29th July 2018

Tickets £20 weekdays, £22 weekends


Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives


Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Sponsored by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.

V&A Museum

‘A fresh perspective on Kahlo’s compelling life story.’

This exhibition is set to present a collection of artefacts and clothing from the iconic artist, which has never before been exhibited outside of Mexico.

16th June – 14th November 2018

Tickets £15

New York


Tarsila do Amaral. Abaporu, 1928, Collection MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. © Tarsila do Amaral Licenciamentos.


Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil

Museum of Modern Art

‘Explore Tarsila's work from the 1920s, when she navigated the art worlds of both São Paulo and Paris.’

Though Tarsila is widely celebrated in her native country, this is the first US-based exhibition devoted exclusively to her ground-breaking work. The exhibition features over 100 art pieces including paintings, drawings and photographs.

Now – 3rd June 2018

Tickets $25


Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930 © Figge Art Museum/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.


Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables

Whitney Museum of American Art

‘As this exhibition demonstrates, he is an artist fated to be perpetually rediscovered.’

The exhibition reveals a complex, sophisticated artist whose image as a farmer-painter was as mythical as the fables depicted in his art. American Gothic and Other Fables features his classic portraits which became some of the most recognisable paintings in 20th Century American art.

Now – 10th June 2018

Tickets $25



Grayson Perry, Comfort Blanket, 2014, © Kansallisgalleria | Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen


Grayson Perry: Folk Wisdom

Kiasma, Helsinki

‘Grayson Perry explores subjects that are universally human: identity, gender, social status, sexuality and religion.’

British artist Grayson Perry showcases his work in Finland’s leading contemporary art gallery, focusing on his tapestries, ceramic vases and other famous artworks tackling an array of social issues.

Now – 2nd September 2018

Tickets €14


Andy Warhol, The Scream (After Munch), 1984 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Photo Sparebankstiftelsen


Andy Warhol – After Munch

Munch Museum, Oslo

‘Like most of Warhol’s best-known works, these are copies which at the same time transform the sense and meaning of the originals.’

The exhibition is Pop artist Andy Warhol’s take on Edvard Munch’s lithographic prints. Warhol produced a series of 15 paintings including ‘The Scream’. Munch was one of Warhol’s favourite artists after he visited the museum in 1983.

26th May – 26th August 2018

Tickets 30 Norwegian Krone


Almond Blossom, Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, February 1890 (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)


Van Gogh & Japan

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

‘When living in Paris, Van Gogh fell under the spell of Japan. It would give his work a new direction.’

The exhibition showcases hundreds of Japanese prints Van Gogh had bought and collected. You can see from his paintings how he was influenced by the colourful prints and even included them in the background of a self portrait. The exhibition provides a greater understanding of the inspiration behind his paintings.

Now – 24th June 2018

Tickets €18

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