As you all know, I like nothing better than a wander around a London gallery or museum, so during lockdown, this is one thing I am missing the most. However, in the virtual world we all inhabit, it is lovely that the power of technology is still enabling us to get to some of our favourite exhibitions. Here are five London exhibitions that have been put online so we can still get to enjoy them.
Among The Trees, Haywood Gallery
Among the Trees was on my March-to-see list, sadly lockdown and self isolation came first. However, The Haywood Gallery have put a video online that shows you part of the exhibition, with an interview with one of the artists, Hugh Hayden, and also a deeper look at five of the pieces. I spent a very calm half an hour looking at this exhibition, and I really hope I get to see this one in real life.
Warhol, Tate Modern
I did get to go and see this exhibition, and I can report that it was absolutely marvellous! (Sorry). However, The Tate Modern realised plenty of other people would probably like to see this exhibition too, and there is a walk-through by two of the curators over on YouTube.
Turner at The Tate Britain
The Tate has 100s of displays online, which is absolutely fantastic. I decided to pick out Turner at The Tate Britain. Turner was seen as a master and ‘the father of modern art’ by John Ruskin, and The Tate’s online display let’s you discover his work with some of his most celebrated paintings, including Sailsbury Cathedral From the Meadows.
Theatre and Performance Costume at the Victoria and Albert Museum
I am a member at the V&A and I am deeply missing it! My favourite part, is the costume exhibitions, in particularly those dedicated to performance. The online display showcases some of the highlights including shoes worn by Prince and a jumpsuit worn by Mick Jagger in the 1970s.
Florence Nightingale Museum: #nightingale2020
Rather coincidentally, 2020 heralds the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Widely seen as leading figure in the development of nursing, the museum is dedicated to her life and work and this year many celebrations were taking place to support the work of the nursing profession in her memory. The World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.The museum is holding an exhibition of ‘objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy’ (Florence Nightingale Museum website). As this now closed, go online to discover this exhibition on Florence Nightingale.
And just a cheeky extra Picasso and Paper at The Royal Academy of arts is now online!