Great London Exhibitions to see this Winter

Great London Exhibitions to see this Winter

We’ve picked some top London exhibitions which should keep you busy this winter – you might even learn something!

Collider | Science Museum | Until 6th May 2014 | £10/7

Discover the secrets of CERN in this immersive exhibition, which blends theatre, video and sound art to give you the feeling of visiting the real experiment. collider

Jake & Dinos Chapman | Serpentine Gallery | Until 9th February 2014 | Free

This is an incredible chance to see some of the unique work by the Chapman Brothers, which delves into the depths of morality, the history of art and consumer culture.

Jake and Dinos Chapman Installation view, Come and See Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (29 November 2013 - 9 February 2014) © 2013 Hugo Glendinning

Jake and Dinos Chapman Installation view, Come and See Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (29 November 2013 - 9 February 2014) © 2013 Hugo Glendinning

Jake and Dinos Chapman Installation view, Come and See Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (29 November 2013 - 9 February 2014) © 2013 Hugo Glendinning

Jake and Dinos Chapman Installation view, Come and See Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (29 November 2013 - 9 February 2014) © 2013 Hugo Glendinning

Credit: Jake and Dinos Chapman | Installation view, Come and See | Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (29 November 2013 – 9 February 2014) | © 2013 Hugo Glendinning

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology | Science Museum | Until 21st August 2014 | Free

Explore how mental health conditions have been diagnosed and treated over the past 250 years in this new free exhibition at the Science Museum. “Divided into four episodes between 1780 and 2014, this exhibition looks at key breakthroughs in scientists’ understanding of the mind and the tools and methods of treatment that have been developed, from Mesmerism to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) bringing visitors up to date with the latest cutting edge research and its applications.” mindmaps

Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art | British Museum | Until 5th January 2014 | £7

“Explicit, beautifully detailed and often brightly coloured, these works, produced between 1600 and 1900, inspired Toulouse- Lautrec, Rodin and Picasso. Within Japan, shunga has continued to influence manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art. The exhibition sheds new light on this taboo art form within Japanese social and cultural history.”

Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia | British Museum | Until 23rd March 2014 | £10/8

Ok, London’s streets aren’t actually paved in gold… but this top exhibition at British Museum has more than you can handle. Delve deep into the truth behind the El Dorado, explore the city of gold story and learn the real history of gold in Colombia.

Pop Art Design | Barbican | Until 9th February 2014 | £12/10

We saw this wonderful exhibition of the jazzy world of pop art in design in Denmark and loved it. Top highlights include the infamous lips sofa (below) & design classics from Peter Blake, Pauline Boty, Judy Chicago, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Joe Tilson and Andy Warhol.

Picture credit: © Collection Vitra Design Museum

Picture credit:
© Collection Vitra Design Museum

Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.