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Best 10 art exhibitions in London 2021

Don't miss out on the best London art exhibitions in reopened galleries, or plan ahead for future exhibitions.

The wide range of galleries in London have an exciting lineup of exhibitions allowing you to get your art fix. Get ready to admire amazing artworks with some of these top exhibitions in London.

1. Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel at Cannon Factory

Replicas of the Sistine Chapel frescoes on the walls and ceiling, as part of the indoor exhibition.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Image courtesy of Fever Up.
Step into Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in Tottenham Hale this autumn and winter. Using cutting-edge technology, frescoes from the iconic location are recreated in life-size form, allowing the great artist’s masterpiece to be seen from new perspectives by new audiences. Until 2 Jan

2. Poussin and the Dance at the National Gallery

Visit the National Gallery for an epic exhibition of Poussin’s works and watch dance come to life with Poussin and the Dance. Showcasing some of the artist's best paintings and drawings, alongside the antique sculpture he studied, the exhibition allows you to witness the 17th-century painter’s evolution. Until 2 Jan

3. Summer Exhibition 2021 at the Royal Academy of Arts

A  pictue of two abstrat figures, one sitting, one leaning, dressed in colourful clothing.
Eddy Kamuanga: Oubliez le passé et vous perdez les deux yeux. Courtesy the artist.

Taking place since 1769, the Royal Academy of Arts' famous Summer Exhibition brings together artwork in all its forms from big names and emerging stars. You can view works by incredible artists, or treat yourself to your very own artwork to take home, all based around the Summer Exhibition 2021 theme "Reclaiming Magic". Until 2 Jan

4. Noguchi at the Barbican Art Gallery

Study sculpture “as a living environment”, as the career of Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi is put into focus with Noguchi at the Barbican Art Gallery. Tackling environmental, social and spiritual themes, the 150 sculptures, designs and models highlight Noguchi as one of the 20th century’s most pioneering artists. Until 9 Jan

5. The Credit Suisse Exhibition – Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist at the National Gallery

Go on a journey across Europe through Albrecht Dürer’s works at the National Gallery this winter. The German Renaissance artist travelled widely, from the Alps to Italy, the Netherlands and beyond – learn how his work and style was influenced by these travels in works such as Madonna and Child, which is displayed for the first time in the UK. Until 27 Feb

6. Hogarth and Europe at Tate Britain

William Hogarth's painting depicting a man and woman slumped in a chair near a fireplace and servants looking the other way.
William Hogarth Marriage A-la-Mode: 2, The Tête à Tête, 1743-45 © The National Gallery, London. Image courtesy of Tate.

Step into the 18th century, as you compare more than 60 William Hogarth artworks with European painters of the day in Hogarth and Europe at Tate Britain. Study the iconic Gin Lane painting alongside works by the likes of Jean-Siméon Chardin, Pietro Longhi and Cornelis Troost, who each depicted everyday life in their cities. Until 20 Mar

7. Late Constable at the Royal Academy of Arts

Discover a change in direction for one of Britain’s most famous artists at the Royal Academy of Arts’ latest exhibition, Late Constable. Learn how, in his later years, John Constable used a more expressive style and a greater use of light and shade that’s evident in drawings, sketches and paintings from 1825 until his death in 1837. Until 13 Feb

8. Beano: The Art of Breaking The Rules at Somerset House

Celebrate one of the world’s best-loved comics, as original illustrations meet newly imagined works and immerse experiences at Beano: The Art of Breaking The Rules at Somerset House. See Dennis the Menace as a 70-year-old, take aim at famous artworks in an interactive catapult game, and much more. Until 6 Mar

9. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms at Tate Modern

Purpley and white lights refelct in the mirrors within Yayoi Kusama's mirror rooms at Tate Modern.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrored Room - Filled with the Brilliance of Life 2011/2017 Tate. Presented by the artist, Ota Fine Arts and Victoria Miro 2015, accessioned 2019. © YAYOI KUSAMA.

Discover a world of endless reflections inside Yoyoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms at Tate Modern. Combining 2012 work Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life, and a Chandelier of Grief, this exhibition offers a mesmerising and immersive glimpse into the mind of the Japanese artist. Until 12 Jun

10. Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the National Maritime Museum

Gaze at out-of-this-world imagery from space photographers, as the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition comes back into orbit at the National Maritime Museum. This stellar display features more than 100 of the best entries to this annual competition, including Milky Way and aurorae images. Until 7 Aug

Find more of the latest exhibitions in London with our pick of the best museum exhibitions, or download the Visit London app for more inspiration on the go.