Barbican Art Gallery
Multi-arts venue with changing exhibitions.
To 5 Feb: The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined. Exhibition exploring the idea of taste in fashion . To 16 Apr: The Fantastic Barbican World. Explores Chamberlin, Powell and Bon’s endeavour to combine spaciousness with high density development. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun noon-11pm; bank holidays 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. Mon 1pm-5.30pm; Tue-Fri 10am5.30pm; 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
European art collection housed in Somerset House. To 29 May: Reading Drawings. Inscriptions that can be found on drawings, such as artists’ signatures. Daily 10am-6pm. Adult £7. 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 8 Feb: Vanessa Bell (1879-1961). Around 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs arranged thematically to explore the artist’s pioneering work. Tue-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun 11am-5pm; closed bank holidays. Adult £7; child free; charges for special exhibitions. www.dulwich picturegallery.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 treasures including William Shakespeare’s First Folio. Mon-Sat 10am5pm; Sun noon-4pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk. Guildhall Yard, off Gresham St, EC2V 5AE. T: 0207332 3700. D10. Station: St Paul’s/Bank.
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)
Galleries, a book shop, a bar and cinemas.
From 1 Feb: Sonia Boyce: We Move in Her Way. A body of of multimedia interdisciplinary work, created especially for the ICA. 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/Charing Cross.
The National Gallery
One of the world’s great galleries, with works by masters from Monet to Leonardo da Vinci.
From 15 Feb: Cagnacci’s Repentant Magdalene. See Cagnacci’s masterpiece, on view in the UK for the first time in over 30 years. To 26 Mar: Australia’s Impressionists. The first UK exhibition to focus on Impressionism in Australia. 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 the portraiture.
To 5 Feb: Picasso Portraits. Focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers.
To 26 Feb: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016. Portraits by photographers from around the world. 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 Pl, WC2H 0HE. T: 020-7312 2463. E7. Station: Leicester Square.
Newport Street Gallery
Damien Hirst’s huge new gallery exhibits work from his extensive art collection. 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. Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun 11.30am-6pm. Admission free before noon, then £4. 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 17 Apr: Portrait of the Artist. The first exhibition to focus on images of artists from the Royal Collection. Daily 10am-5.30pm. Adult £10.30; child £5.30. www.royal collection.org.uk. Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA. T: 0303-123 7301. F7. Station: Green Park.
Royal Academy of Arts
Eighteenth-century apartments with RA Collection works in all media, including architecture.
From 11 Feb: Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932. Powerful exhibition explores this momentous period in history through art (p. 34). 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: 020-7300 8000. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
Groundbreaking contemporary art in a renovated Georgian building, covering 70,000 square feet.
To 28 Feb: Painters’ Painters. Nine present day painters who already inspire the next generation of artists. Daily 10am-6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.saatchigallery.co.uk. Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, SW3 4RY. T: 020-7811 3070. G5. Station: Sloane Square.
A respected arts space in Kensington Gardens displaying modern work. Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Admission free. www.serpentinegalleries.org. Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA. T: 020-7402 6075. E4. Station: South Kensington.
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Previously The Magazine Building, this arts space was designed by archictect Zaha Hadid.
To 12 Feb: Zaha Hadid. Paintings and drawings by the pioneering and visionary architect. Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Admission free. www.serpentinegallery.org. West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, W2 2AR. T: 020-7402 6075. E4. Station: South Kensington.
Traditional and contemporary British art.
From 9 Feb: David Hockney. The influential British artists returns with a comprehensive exhibition (p. 14). To 5 Mar: Paul Nash. A lifetime’s work including his World War II paintings. Daily 10am-6pm. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions. www.tate.org.uk. Millbank, SW1P 4RG. T: 020-7887 8888. G8. Station: Pimlico.
International modern art in the transformed Bankside Power Station, plus installations.
From 15 Feb: Wolfgang Tillmans. Photographs, video, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music by the artist. To 7 May: The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection. A chance to see one of the world’s greatest private photography collections. 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.