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The Best Exhibitions in London | reviews, news & interviews

The Best Exhibitions in London

The Best Exhibitions in London

From Murillo to Monet and beyond: our favourite shows to see now

Monet's 'Waterloo Bridge, Overcast Weather', at the National Gallery

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

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

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

Michael Rakowitz: The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square ★★★★ Mythical Assyrian guardian deity occupies square commemorating battle. Until Mar 2020

Monet and Architecture, National Gallery ★★★★★ The king of the blockbuster seen in a new light. Until 29 Jul

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

Picasso 1932: Love Fame Tragedy, Tate Modern ★★★ Biography prevails in a compelling account of the artist's year of wonders. Until 9 Sep

Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece, British Museum ★★★★★ A game-changing exhibition illuminates the great sculptor and his links to antiquity. Until 29 Jul

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