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The Best Exhibitions in London | reviews, news & interviews

The Best Exhibitions in London

The Best Exhibitions in London

From Charles I's collection to modern marginal lives in photography: our favourite shows to see now

On with his head: Anthony Van Dyck's Charles I, 1635-6 Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

All Too Human, Tate Britain ★★★★ Bacon and Freud dominate but don't overwhelm in a fleshy century of painting. Until 27 Aug

Andreas Gursky, Hayward Gallery ★★★★★ Space and light at the refurbished gallery: huge views, artful manipulation from the German photographer. Until 22 Apr

Another Kind of Life, Barbican ★★★★★ Intense encounters with marginal lives in international photography anthology. Until 27 May

Charles I: King and Collector, Royal Academy ★★★★★ The king's Old Masters is sumptuously brought back together. Until 15 Apr

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell Collection, National Gallery ★★★★ How pastel became a truly modern medium. Until 30 Apr

Joan Jonas, Tate Modern ★★★★ Work as elusive as it is beautiful from the pioneer of performance art who disguises her presence. Until 5 Aug

Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World, Whitechapel Gallery ★★★ Handsome installations feature the artist as explorer manqué. Until 13 May

Modigliani, Tate Modern ★★★ Blockbuster show of the bad boy of the Paris scene succumbs to surface. Until 2 Apr

Murillo: The Self-Portraits, National Gallery ★★★★★ Exquisite exhibition prompted by Murillo's two self-portraits considers what can survive time's wreckage. Until 21 May

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic, Victoria & Albert Museum ★★★★ The remarkable reach of a children's classic. Until 8 Apr

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