London art guide: the best exhibitions in London now
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18 February – 15 May 2016
Woolly devils, angels in boats and rivers of light: discover Botticelli’s delicate and mesmerising illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Strange and Familiar, Barbican ★★★★★
Britain through a foreign lens: Martin Parr curates an enormous show considering how international photographers have seen our nation.
Vogue 100: National Portrait Gallery ★★★★★
11 February - 22 May 2016
Utterly frivolous – and all the better for it. Vogue’s 100th birthday at the National Portrait gallery is everything we hoped it’d be.
Water Lilies, 1916-26 (detail) by Claude Monet:\ Photograph: Howard Agriesti, Cleveland Museum of Art
Monet - Matisse, Royal Academy ★★★★★
30 January - 20 April 2015
This stunning exhibition explores the link between gardens and art in the paintings of Monet and his contemporaries. We were smitten.
Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel ★★★★★
29 January – 15 May 2016
A noisy show, exploring 50 years internet of art is by turns baffling and thrilling. Get down to Whitechapel ASAP.
© Nikolai Astrup - Courtesy of the Dulwich Picture Gallery
Nikolai Astrup, Dulwich Picture Gallery ★★★★★
5 Feb - 15 May 2016
Glassy lakes, bristling forests and a sprite or two: we were floored by Norway’s favourite painter. It’s worth the trek.
Alexander Calder, Tate Modern ★★★★★
11 Nov 2015 - 3 Apr 2016
So much more than mobiles: this Alexander Calder retrospective is full of wit, ingenuity and a strange kind of beauty.
Alec Soth, Science Museum ★★★★★
6 October 2015 - 28 March 2016
Everyone’s fallen in love with photography show Gathered Leaves: Alec Soth's beautiful and melancholy fusion of myth and realism in America.