Barbican Art Gallery
Arts venue with galleries and cinemas.
From 13 Oct: The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined. Explores the idea of taste in fashion, from the Renaissance to today (p. 33).
To 16 Oct: Designing for a Living City. Exhibition tracing the controversial design of a residential development. To 8 Jan: Bedwyr Williams: The Gulch. Explore a succession of surreal and theatrically staged scenes on a journey conjured by an exciting and innovative artist. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun noon-11pm. www.barbican.org.uk. Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS. T: 020-7638 4141. D10. Station: Barbican.
Ben Uri Gallery
The London Jewish Museum of Art houses more than 1,000 works. To 16 Dec: Yalta 1945. Works by Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid. Mon 1pm-5.30pm; Tue-Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. Admission free. www.benuri.org.uk. 108a Boundary Rd, off Abbey Rd, NW8 0RH. T: 020-7604 3991. Off map. Station: Kilburn High Road.
The Courtauld Gallery
Important European art collection.
From 20 Oct: Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement. Explore Rodin’s fascination with dance and acrobatic poses. Daily 10am- 6pm. Adult £9; child free. www.courtauld.ac.uk. Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 0RN. T: 020-7848 2526. E8. Station: Embankment.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
England’s first public art gallery, founded in 1811, holds one of the finest collections of Old Masters. The building was designed by Sir John Soane. From 12 Oct: Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of Landscape. The first exhibition devoted to the Dutch painter and draughtsman. To 5 Mar: Dutch and Flemish Masterpieces. Delve into van Dyck, Dou, Rubens and Rembrandt. Tue-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun 11am5pm; closed bank holidays. Adult £ 7; child free; charges for special exhibitions. www.dulwichpicture gallery.org.uk. Gallery Rd, SE21 7AD. T: 020- 8693 5354. Off map. Station: West Dulwich/North Dulwich.
Guildhall Art Gallery
Art from 1670 to the present day. At the new Heritage Gallery, you can see Shakespeare’s First Folio. To 20 Nov: Visscher Redrawn: 1616-2016. See Visscher’s famous image of medieval London alongside Robin Reynolds’ modern version. To 22 Jan: Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy. Discover the impact of telegraphy on the artistic imagination in the 19th century. MonSat 10am-5pm; Sun noon- 4pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.cityoflondon. gov.uk. Guildhall Yard, off Gresham St, EC2V 5AE. T: 020-7332 3700. D10. Station: St Paul’s.
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)
Galleries, a book shop, a bar and cinemas. To 13 Nov: James Richards: Requests and Antisongs. Explores collages, installations and sound work. Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11am- 6pm; Thur 11am-9pm. Adult £1; child free. www.ica.org.uk. The Mall, SW1Y 5AH. T: 020-7930 3647. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
The National Gallery
One of the world’s great galleries, with works by masters from Monet to Leonardo da Vinci.
From 12 Oct: Beyond Caravaggio. Explore the influence of one of art’s most revolutionary figures (p. 34). Sat-Thur 10am- 6pm; Fri 10am-9pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.nationalgallery.org.uk. Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN. T: 020-7747 2885. E7. Station: Charing Cross.
National Portrait Gallery
British history told through portraiture.
To 23 Oct: William Eggleston Portraits. Works by the American photographer from the 1960s. Sat-Wed 10am- 6pm; Thur & Fri 10am-9pm (regular Late Shift special events). Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.npg.org.uk. St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE. T: 020-7312 2463. E7. Station: Leicester Square.
Newport Street Gallery
Damien Hirst’s huge new extensive gallery.
To 16 Oct: Now. Works by Jeff Koons spanning 35 years. Tue-Sun 10am- 6pm. Admission free. www.newportstreetgallery.com. Newport St, SE11 6AJ. T: 020- 3141 9320. G8. Station: Vauxhall/Lambeth North.
The Photographers’ Gallery
London’s largest gallery devoted to photography.
From 7 Oct: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s. See 150 works that explore the issue of gender inequality. Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am- 6pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun 11.30am- 6pm. Admission free before noon, then £3. www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk. 16-18 Ramillies St, W1F 7LW. T: 020-7087 9300. D7. Station: Oxford Circus.
The Queen’s Gallery
Treasures from the Royal Collection.
To 9 Oct: Maria Merian’s Butterflies. Beautiful works by the artist and entomologist more than 300 years after they were made.
To 9 Oct: Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent. More than 80 artworks collected by monarchs since George III. Daily 10am-5.30pm (closed 10 Oct-3 Nov). Adult £10.30; child £5.30. www.royalcollection.org.uk. Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA. T: 0303-123 7301. F7. Station: Green Park/Hyde Park Corner.
Royal Academy of Arts
Eighteenth-century apartments with RA Collection works in all media, including architecture. To 2 Jan: Abstract Expressionism. Look at an unparalleled period in American art. Fri 10am-10pm; Sat-Thur 10am- 6pm; check for regular special events and free lunchtime concerts. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.royalacademy.org.uk. 6 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD. T: 0207300 8000. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus/Green Park.
Groundbreaking contemporary art in a Georgian building. 1-29 Oct: Champagne Life. A look at gender disparity. Daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk. Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, SW3 4RY. T: 0207811 3070. G5. Station: Sloane Square.
A respected arts space in Kensington Gardens.
To 9 Oct: Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses. This year’s temporary structure is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. Tue-Sun 10am- 6pm. Admission free. www.serpentinegalleries.org. Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA. T: 020-7402 6075. E4. Station: South Kensington.
Traditional and contemporary British art.
From 26 Oct: Paul Nash. A lifetime’s work by the famous artist, including his war work (p. 32). Daily 9.45am- 6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.tate.org.uk. Millbank, SW1P 4RG. T: 020-7887 8888. G8. Station: Pimlico.
Modern art in the transformed Power Station.
To 30 Oct: Georgia O’Keeffe. This exhibition includes the most expensive painting by a female artist sold at auction. Sun-Thur 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-10pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.tate.org.uk. Bankside, SE1 9TG. T: 020-7887 8888. E9. Station: Southwark.
Influential East End gallery housing modern art. Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11am-6pm; Thur 11am-9pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.whitechapel.org. 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX. T: 020-7522 7888. Off map. Station: Aldgate East.