London Art Exhibitions 2012


Art enjoys a special place in the heart of Londoners from the times of yore. This is manifest in the fact that the city has a wonderful array of art galleries that boast of breathtaking collections. The city’s world famous historic galleries including the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, and galleries at Victoria & Albert museum are among the most visited attractions here. Located in central London, these galleries play host to world class art exhibitions every year. Some other popular art galleries located in and around the heart of the city are the Barbican Centre, The Hayward, Tate Britain, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery.
Among the best art exhibitions is David Hockney: A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy. The collection on show throws light on various personalities of David Hockney who is a painter, stage designer, printmaker, photographer and draughtsman. The exhibition will remain on until 9 April , 2012.
Marking the 200th birth anniversary of the genius Charles Dickens, the Museum of London is paying a tribute to the legend by hosting an exhibition of his manuscripts. The exhibition will end on 10 June 2012. The collection will also apprise onlookers with what London was like during the Victorian times.
From 8 February 2012 to 22 April 2012, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) of South Kensington will play host to the works of the Queen’s favourite photographer Cecil Beaton. The pictures will comprise the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the time she was a young princess.
Other major art events that potential visitors can include in their itinerary are Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman (until 26 Feb at the British Museum) and Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year (until 11 March).