If you’re looking for meaningful art and vibrant culture, London is the place to be. There’s nowhere quite like it if you want to experience the world of artistic creation and cultural innovation firsthand. For centuries the city has been a hub of creativity and the capital of the British art industry. Countless artists and creatives have established themselves in the galleries and museums of London, with many great names also taking residence in famous boroughs and districts.
During the modern eras of art, London has been a breeding ground for artistic advancement and the location of a number of revolutionary movements. This guide celebrates London’s contemporary art scene by sharing with you some of the best exhibits in the city. Be sure to take note and add some of these amazing events to your calendar.
The Keeper’s House, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Over the next couple of months the Royal Academy of Arts will be showcasing a series of pieces that will be up for general sale. The collection consists of paintings and drawings from some of the industry’s leading creatives, including the amazing Cornelia Parker RA and the inspiring work of Mick Rooney RA.
The long-running exhibition of work is being curated by Professor David Remfry RA who’s known for organising some of the most iconic art events in recent memory. If you’re a fan of art and are looking to maybe add a new piece to your collection then be sure to head over to the RAA during your stay at the Park Grand London Hotel.
Soul of a Nation: Art in the age of black power
Tate Modern, Bankside
The Tate Modern is known for always pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and true to this legacy, the upcoming months will feature some of their best exhibitions yet. Soul of a Nation is a showcase of artwork from some of the most iconic black artists that produced work during a time of oppression and rebellion.
The 60s saw a turning point in the black power movement and this exhibition is a powerful statement that highlights the visualization of the political and social tone of the period. If you’re staying at our hotels Lancaster Gate London then you’re only a short journey away from the iconic Tate Modern, so be sure to check out this insightful exhibit.
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street
Work from one of the most iconic creatives on the New York art scene is coming to London this September and it promises to be one of the hottest exhibits of the year. This will be the first major showcase of the young artist’s work in the UK and you have the chance to browse an extensive collection of his iconic drawings and paintings. Over one hundred of his pieces will be brought together at the Barbican Art Gallery and will include rare work that has never been seen before. If you like the idea of exploring the world of underground American art then you won’t want to miss out on this exhibit.