The world of art is always buzzing with new events and exhibits popping up throughout Britain. With so many venues hosting all kinds of events, planning your calendar can be difficult. In order to help you get the most out of your month, we’ve picked some of the must-see exhibits opening up throughout June.
America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
This exhibit looks at American paintings by a variety of different artists from the 1930s, an era of industrialisation and financial drought. Featuring 46 pieces, the exhibit illustrates the condition of life in the US after the Wall Street crash in 1929.The centrepiece of the exhibition is Grant Wood’s famous painting American Gothic.
Art of Power: Masterpieces from the Bute Collection
Mount Stuart, Ilse of Bute
Hosted at the magnificent Mount Stuart building, this exhibit is a must-see. The Bute collection is Scotland’s finest collection of classic art, including 18th century portraits from painters such as Ramsay, Reynolds and Gainsborough. The building is a piece of art in itself, housing beautiful classical furniture and architecture. The exhibit is open all throughout June and is simultaneously showing at the University of Glasgow.
British Art: Ancient Landscapes
Despite the erratic and often gloomy weather, Britain has some beautiful scenery if you know where to look. This exhibit, which is running throughout June, displays work inspired by the UKs best landscapes. Featuring some of the finest British art from the last 250 years, from artists such as Henry Moore, Paul Nash and Richard Long.
Japanese history is rich with culture and artistic work that’s among the finest in the world. This exhibit features art that celebrates the Edo period, focusing on the unique visual style of Japanese woodblock printing. Any fans of Japanese art, or looking to learn about its long history, are sure to enjoy this exciting event.
Queer British Art
5 April – 1 October 2017
This exhibit is a celebration of Britain’s LGBT community and the contributions it has made to the world of art. Since the decriminalising of homosexuality 50 years ago, there have been a number of progressive movements helping to improve equality in the UK. The exhibit is a showcase of work from artists whose self-expression was previously suppressed.
If you’re heading to an exhibition this month, check out our online art gallery magazine before you go to make sure you’re up to date with all the latest news and faces.