Here is a list of all the best exhibitions from across London and the rest of the UK.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Over 70,000 tickets have already been sold for this exhibition by British fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen. The 244 items on display is an extended transfer from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art where the original version is located and is a living testimony to the young designer’s imagination and talent who committed suicide at the age of 40 in 2010.
The exhibition showcases McQueen’s work beginning from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished autumn/ winter 2010 collection.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
14 March – 2 August 2015
Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal
The exhibition is about the work and life of the French fashion designer and is the first of its kind in the UK to present a comprehensive display of his creations.
YSL started off his career at 17 by becoming Christian Dior’s assistant and after a few years, the designer redefined modern women’s wardrobe with his pea jacket, trench coat, the first tuxedo, the safari jacket, the first trouser suit and the jumpsuit.
Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP
11 July-25 October 2015
Revelations: Experiments in Photography
The exhibition showcases some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography. The show is about the heavy influence of scientific photography on modern and contemporary art.
For the very first time an original photographic print of X-Ray, the earliest recorded images of the moon and the 19th century photographs of electrical discharges will be put on display.
Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD
20 March-13 September 2015
This exhibition is about decorative hand crafted goods from the renaissance period to the mass commerce in the Enlightenment. On display are about 300 beautiful treasured objects which portray the impact of global trade, the desire for goods from the East, the revolution for want of newer and better things, intricate designs and constant technological innovation.
The exhibition takes you back to objects and possessions of the past which includes silverware, silks, jewels, porcelains, shoes, armour, embroidery, watches, keepsakes, fans and other similar items.
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB
24 March-6 September 2015
Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek
On exhibition are the 2500 year old Greek figurines which were removed from Athens by Lord Elgin, Britain’s Ambassador to the Ottomans in the 19th century.
The show features sculptures of the human body from the ancient Greek world which will include for the first time 6 of the BM’s Parthenon marbles. The figures on display are a tribute to the amazing workmanship of the ancient Greeks and include iconic white marble statues, exquisite works in terracotta, bronze and extraordinary vases.
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
26 March – 5 July 2015
Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden
The exhibition explores the changing nature of the garden beginning from the 16th to the 20th century. On display are works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Maria Sibylla Merian and Carl Fabergé and some of the rarest and earliest surviving depictions of gardens and its environment.
The exhibition showcases the story of gardens, starting from the Garden of Eden to gardens through the ages. It includes Persian miniatures, botanical illustration, designs of gardens, architectural plans and diagrams, topiary, formal parterres, mazes, rustic follies and hermit’s caves.
Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA
20 March-11 October 2015
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