London Exhibition Listings

On Now

Private Eye: The First 50 Years Exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of Private Eye magazine.
On now until 8 January 2012

V&A, 020 7942 2211

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination A major new exhibition showcasing the hidden jewels in the British Library’s collection.
On now until 13 March 2012

British Library, 01937 546546

400 Years Of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes
On now until 8 January 2012

Exhibition offering an insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in English middleclass homes from 1600 to the present day. Geffrye Museum, 020 7739 9893

Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics
On now until 30 April 2012
Key artworks and illustrations that draw on the 50 years of the ‘Commando’ series.
National Army Museum, 020 7730 0717 ext 2331

Spencer’s War: The Art of Shipbuilding on the Clyde
On now until 15 January 2012
Exhibition highlighting paintings and drawings produced by Stanley Spencer at the Port Glasgow boatyard during the Second World War.
Stanley Spencer Gallery, 01628 471885

The Queue
On now until early 2012
Explores the traditions and history of the Wimbledon queue, including ‘tips’ for potential queuers and a display of objects amassed from queuing over the years.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, 020 8946 6131

The Face of Courage – Portraits of the British at War, 1940 to 1945 by Eric Kennington
On now until 25 May 2012
Three dozen works by the celebrated draftsman, focusing on his wartime portraits of ordinary men and women.
Imperial War Museum London, 020 7416 5439

Degas Dancers: Eye and Camera
On now until 11 December
An exhibition tracing the development of the artist’s ballet imagery throughout his career.
Royal Academy of Arts, London, 020 7300 8000

John Martin
On now until 15 January 2012
This major exhibition will be the first show dedicated to Martin’s paintings for over 30 years, and the largest display of his works seen in public since his death.
Tate Britain, London, 020 7887 8888

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990
On now until 8 Jan 2012
Survey of the architecture, design, music and club scenes of the 70s and 80s, featuring work by Peter Saville, Jeff Koons and Jenny Holzer.
V&A, 020 7942 2211

This Is Design
On now until 22 January 2012

A celebration of the Design Museum’s collection, including furniture, fashion, transport, products, ceramics and graphics.
Design Museum. 020 7940 8790

Dickens and London
9 December – 10 June 2012

Part of Dickens 2012 (see UK News pages), this will be the UK’s first major exhibition on the author for over 40 years, featuring costumes, photographs and rare manuscripts.
Museum of London. 020 7001 9844

Coming Up

31 December – 12 August 2012

Exhibition revealing how British art has been shaped by successive waves of migration from 1500 to the present day.
Tate Britain, London. 020 7887 8888