By Catherine de Guise
Where: British Library
When: 1 June – 21 October
The British Library presents an exhibition exploring the Windrush story. It looks at how those who came to London on the Empire Windrush have been perceived, why they came, what they left behind and how they shaped Britain.
Where: Tate Britain
When: 5 June – 23 September
The exhibition explores how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe by the First World War. It shows the may ways in which art was used to document the destruction, to build public memorials and as a social critique.
Where: Queen’s Gallery
When: 8 June – 14 October
The Queen’s Gallery opens two exhibitions celebrating South Asian treasures in the royal collection. A Prince’s Tour of India tells the story of the Prince of Wales’s tour through the Indian treasures presented to him during his visit. South Asian Paintings and Manuscripts brings together 400 years work of South Asian art, from illuminated Mughal manuscripts and natural history paintings to modern masterpieces and vivid depictions of Hindu gods.
Where: The National Gallery
When: 11 June – 7 October
The National Gallery explores the work of Thomas Cole, displaying them alongside masterpieces by Turner and Constable that inspired him. Cole’s paintings present nature as both powerful and vulnerable.
Where: The Royal Academy
When: 12 June – 19 August
Brief summary: The 250th Summer Exhibition is coordinated by Grayson Perry. It exhibits works by internationally renowned artists, exciting new talent and first-time exhibitors. The Royal Academy will also be telling the story of 250 years of the Summer Exhibition in their exhibition The Great Spectacle.
When: 16 June – 4 November
This exhibition presents a collection of personal arterfacts and clothing belonging to Frida Kahlo which enrich understanding of her life and work. The items are displayed alongside self-portraits featuring them.
Where: The Wallace Collection
When: 20 June – 6 January
The Wallace Collection opens a new exhibition space with an exhibition celebrating 200 years since the birth of the founder of the museum, Sir Richard Wallace. The exhibition explores Wallace, his life, his collection and his contribution to the nation’s cultural heritage.
When: 22 June – 2 September
The Barbican looks at the work of American documentary photographer Dorothea Lange and British contemporary photographer Vanessa Winship. Lange is best known for her work during the Great Depression and after World War Two; she captures human suffering to critique issues of injustice, inequality and migration. Winship’s photgraphy explores the fragility of our landscape and society to reveal an intimacy apart from political significance.
Where: National Portrait Gallery
When: 28 June – 21 October
This exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on many leading names in contemporary art. Since Andy Warhol used his image in 1982, he has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art.