The exhibitions you must see this June
Celebrate the start of the summer season with a visit to one of our must-see exhibitions this June.
Get ready for an art-filled summer as it begins to heat up this June. With longer days and warmer weather, it is the perfect time to visit one of our must-see exhibitions from across the country.
Whether you want to be transported to Morocco's avant-garde art scene of the 1960s and 1970s at Tate St Ives, be immersed in a vibrant audio-visual installation at Leeds Art Gallery, or learn about the importance of marriage portraiture from 15th-century Renaissance Europe at The Holburne Museum, there is something for everyone in this selection of sizzling shows.
And remember, you'll get great benefits at these venues with your National Art Pass.
Capturing the Moment
Discover the relationship between photography and painting, and how each medium has shaped the other, in this unique exhibition. Witness some iconic works of art by pioneering artists, including Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Dorothea Lange and Jeff Wall.
Monster Chetwynd tackles the urgent global issue of the climate crisis whilst maintaining her signature joyful approach in this major commission, where she has collaborated with local school children to make props, costumes and sets for a playful performance about moths.
Painted Love: Renaissance Portraits
Fall head over heels with these masterpieces of Renaissance portraiture in this lavish exhibition, revealing the role the medium played in the marriage process and the complex politics of the 15th and 16th centuries.
China's hidden century
Marvel at over 300 objects, artworks, and artefacts from China's 'long' 19th-century, dating from 1796 to the formation of a modern Republic of China in 1912. Each tells a story of the resilient people who lived through this significant and complex point in history, which saw a boom in innovation and creativity, despite moments of conflict and turmoil.
Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way
Immerse yourself in this kaleidoscopic audio-visual installation by Sonia Boyce, focusing on the experimental performances of voice and identity by five Black female musicians. The exhibition won the prestigious Golden Lion Award at the 2022 Venice Biennale.
Casablanca Art School
Morocco's independence from France in 1956 inspired the emergence of the the Moroccan New Wave, a vibrant cultural scene nurtured by the innovative teaching at the Casablanca Art School during the 1960s and 1970s. Championing socially-engaged modern art, the artist-teachers at the forefront of this avant-garde movement include Farid Belkahia, Mohammed Chabâa and Mohamed Melehi.
Discover one of the leading painters in Korean modern art, Yun Hyong-keun, who had a life-long preoccupation with the colours ultramarine and umber, to represent heaven and earth respectively.
Shezad Dawood: Leviathan: From the Forest to the Sea
Journey across the Brazilian landscape in this contemporary exhibition of film and painting by Shezad Dawood, exploring the impact of climate change on the Brazil's Atlantic Forest and our evolving relationship to the land and sea.
Maggi Hambling: Origins
Maggi Hambling's expressive paintings and drawings of people and places reveal her deep connection with the Suffolk landscape, inviting her viewers to contemplate their relationships with the environment.
The more you see, the more we do.
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