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10 Exhibitions to See This Spring 2015

Spring 2015 exhibitions

Here Willard present our handpicked selection of must-see exhibitions for this Spring 2015!

Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty Where: V&A When: 14th March – 2nd August 2015

This much anticipated retrospective of the late Alexander McQueen’s work is a must see this Spring, which is set to be an extraordinary celebration of one of the most innovative designers of our time. Although many tickets have sold out, 200 tickets are available each day on the door on a first come first serve basis – so get there early! More information here.

Designs of the Year 2015 Where: Design Museum When: 25th March – 23rd August 2015

The Design Museum is one of our favourites in London, and its annual Design of the Year exhibition is always a must see, allowing viewers to take the time to appreciate all the nominees from categories ranging from architecture to transport. Let us know which design you think should win this year! More information here.

Against Captains Orders: A Journey Into the Unchartered Where: National Maritime Museum, Grenwich. When: 28th March – 1st August 2015

In a collaboration between the National Maritime Museum and theatre magicians Punchdrunk, ‘Against Captains Orders: A Journey Into the Unchartered’ is a ground breaking new show for 6-12year olds which takes families on an immersive tour of curiosities for an experience you won’t forget! More information here.

What is Luxury? Where: V&A, London When: April 25th – 27th September 2015

Another exhibition at the V&A, ‘What is Luxury?’ explores the definition and varying perceptions of luxury through a display of extraordinary works of craftsmanship including classic definitions and more unexpected examples. This will make for an intriguing visit where the future of luxury will also be explored. More information here.

Sculpture Victorious Where: Tate Britain, London When: 25th February – 25th May 2015

Tate Britain’s exhibition Sculpture Victorious celebrates some of the most astonishing and lavish works produced in the groundbreaking Victorian period. A must see event for anyone who loves sculpture.

More information here.

Human Rights | Human Wrongs Where: The Photographers Gallery, London When:  6th Feb – 6th Apr 2015

For lovers of photo journalism, reportage, culture, history, society and realism, this is an exhibition not to be missed. “….should you go and see it? Yes. Yes you should.” – Time Out. More information here.

Leonardo Da Vinci Where: Palazzo Reale, Milan When: 15th April – 19th July 2015

The biggest Leonardo Da Vinco exhibition ever organised in Italy – need we say any more?  Oh yes the Milan Expo 2015 is also on at the same time! I’m booking my flights now!

More information here & here.

Where I Want to Go. Tracey Emin | Egon Schiele Where: Leopold Museum, Vienna Where: 24th April – 14th September 2015

An intriguing exhibition hosting new work and installations by Emin alongside a personal selection of drawings by the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele. We urge anyone to go and see this if in Vienna out of pure curiosity. Let us know what you think! More information here.

Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection Where: Japan Society, New York. When: 13th March- 7th June 2015

Love cats? You’ll love them even more after this. Discover the long history of Japan’s obsession with our feline friends at this exhibition featuring over 120 works. More information here.

Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East Where: Los Angeles Centre of Modern Art When: February 2015 – Ongoing

If you are in LA this year, we highly recommend this exhibition which features approximately 25 works by artists from Iran and the Arab world, including Shirin Neshat, Susan Hefuna, Lalla Essaydi, Mitra Tabrizian, Mona Hatoum and Hassan Hajjaj. More information here.

Image source (from top left, clockwise): Marc Hom-Trunk Archive, Design Museum, Thomas Wilkinson Wallis, Shirin Neshat, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Leopold Museum, Leonardo Da Vinci, Hilmar Pabel, National Maritime Museum


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