If you are in London you can not miss visiting museums and galleries;the abundance that this city offers is amazing. Here you can find some museums, galleries and exhibitions of independent artists free to visit. You will find experiences and historical places that go beyond the ordinary which gathers London traditions.
Tate Modern’s collection of international modern and contemporary art attracts millions of visitors every year eager to discover art movements and artistic practices documented by the permanent collection. This collection includes Pablo Picasso’s vividly powerful Weeping Woman, Salvador Dalí’s brilliantly surreal Lobster Telephone and Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals presented in a specially-lit room. Since opening, the expansive Turbine Hall has showcased some major artist commissions, including Olafur Eliasson’s mesmerising The Weather Project and Ai Weiwei’s epic Sunflower Seeds.
The National Gallery
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Overlooking the hubbub of Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery houses an impressive art collection spanning the mid-13th century to the 1900s. More than 2,300 works range from the early Renaissance through to Old Masters and important examples of Impressionism. Be sure you don’t miss the most-loved highlights such as Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Diego Veláquez’s The Rokeby Venus, and J.M.W. Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire.
Camden Art Center
Housed in the old Hampstead Central Library on Finchley Road, Camden Arts Centre began life as a local initiative, providing art classes for the community. Now it is a powerhouse of contemporary art showing ambitious exhibitions by well-known British and international artists such as Kara Walker, Rose English, Ben Rivers and Jennifer Tee. The book shop stocks a range of artists’ editions and the garden is the perfect spot for a sunny afternoon.
White Chappel Gallery
Whitechapel Gallery is known for hosting groundbreaking thematic exhibitions and retrospectives of formidable artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi and Sarah Lucas. In 1939, Picasso’s Guernica was presented at Whitechapel Gallery and over the years this space has helped introduce Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to a London audience. Today it has expanded through into the former library on Whitechapel High Street and continues to present an engaging exhibition and education programme, including the annual Whitechapel Open that champions new artists.
South London Gallery
The South London Gallery (SLG) began presenting art in the 19th century. Known for its cutting-edge exhibitions, installations and live art and film events, SLG showcases established British and international figures, as well as emerging artists. In 2016, Gabriel Orozco re-designed the gallery’s rear garden, and, in September 2018, SLG expanded across the road into the Fire Station, a converted Grade-II listed Victorian building that provided additional galleries, education rooms, a community kitchen and an archive space.
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