Your must-sees: Members' most wishlisted exhibitions

Eager for Yves? Frantic for Frida? Rooting for Rembrandt? Here are seven exhibitions currently sitting at the top of your wishlists.

Bob Collins, Piccadilly at Night, 1960

We know which exhibitions we’ve been rearranging our diaries to get to – but how about you?

We've taken a peek at what's turned up most often on Art Fund members' wishlists, to find out what you're most looking forward to seeing.

No show can last forever, so seize the day and make those wishes come true. All exhibitions featured are either free, or 50% off with a National Art Pass.


1
Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Red and Gold Dress, 1941

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

This is a unique opportunity to lose yourself in the private world of the iconic Mexican artist, exploring her distinctive wardrobe and personal possessions that were locked away for 50 years after her death. No wonder it's top of many of your lists.


2
Hobbit Dust Jacket

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

You've read the books and seen the films – now take this irresistible opportunity to find out more about the creative genius behind Middle Earth. A treasure trove of artefacts including original manuscripts, personal letters and art materials offers rare insight into the life and work of the much-loved author.


3
Yves Klein, Blue Venus, 1962

Yves Klein

This extraordinarily productive and highly influential French artist patented his own colour, believing it could open the mind to the infinite. If his International Klein Blue doesn't transport you, seeing his work in the awe-inspiring surroundings of Blenheim Palace certainly will.


4
David LaChapelle, An illuminating path, 1998

Michael Jackson: On The Wall

You think everything that can possibly be said about Michael Jackson is already out there, and then along comes an exhibition revealing his significant and continuing influence on a huge variety of visual artists, from Andy Warhol to Grayson Perry.


5
Ed Ruscha, The Old Tech-Chem Building, 2003

Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire

American artist Ed Ruscha’s contemporary take on the rise and fall of empires responds to Thomas Cole’s 19th-century series (which you can see in the concurrent exhibition Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire).


6
Nick Turpin, from Through a Glass Darkly

London Nights

The capital at night – an alluring, unnerving, wakeful place, here caught through the lens of around 50 photographers from the late 19th century to the present day. You can experience it all and still be in bed by 10.


7
Rembrandt van Rijn, A Man in Armour, 1655

Rembrandt: Britain's Discovery of the Master

If you added this 17th-century Dutch master to your wishlist, you're in very good company; artists and collectors alike have been in raptures over his work for centuries. This exhibition explores how his influence and popularity continue to this day.


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