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Being Human - Exhibition

Being Human - Exhibition

This exhibition explores what it means to be human in the 21st century. Divided into four sections, Genetics, Minds & Bodies, Infection, and Climate Breakdown, the new display will present around 50 artworks and objects that reflect our hopes and fears about new forms of medical knowledge, and our changing relationships with ourselves, each other and the world.

wellcomecollection.org

31 August
30 August

Medicine Man

Sir Henry Wellcome was an enthusiastic traveller and collector – amassing well over a million books, paintings and objects from around the world. Most of his collecting was in the two areas that fascinated him the most – health and medicine. ‘Medicine Man’ is a free permanent display of a small part of that huge collection.

wellcomecollection.org

01 January
31 December

Edmund de Waal library of exile

Created as a 'space to sit and read and be', library of exile is an installation by British artist and writer, Edmund de Waal, housing more than 2,000 books in translation, written by exiled authors.

britishmuseum.org

12 March
07 September

The National Gallery

Founded in 1824, the National Gallery houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to the 1900’s. The blockbuster show which runs until 17th January 2021 is Titian: Love, Desire, Death. 

The exhibition reunites all six paintings in the series, from Boston, Madrid and London, for the first time in over four centuries. Included are ‘Diana and Actaeon’ and ‘Diana and Callisto’,  works owned jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland.

nationalgallery.org.uk

16 March
17 January

Somerset House

Somerset House is London’s working arts centre built on historic foundations around one of the most beautiful courtyards in Europe

Mushrooms: The art, design and future of funghi runs until 13th September 2020 and brings together  the work of over 40 leading artists, designers and musicians., Mushrooms looks at fungi’s colourful cultural legacy, as well as the promise it offers to reimagine our relationship with the planet.

somersethouse.org.uk

16 July
13 September

The Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy is housed in Burlington house on Piccadilly and is renowned for championing both art and artists.

The much-lauded exhibition Gaugin and the impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection is a treasure trove of important Impressionist works. This spring, the Royal Academy showcases 60 of its works by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot, Degas and Gauguin – many of which have never been seen in the UK.

royalacademy.org.uk

17 August
20 October