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Dutiful seamstresses and images of the funereal in a first major retrospective for the Victorian painter commissioned by the Queen and revered at the Royal Academy.
A portrait of the actor, made during his time as Richard III at The Old Vic Theatre, will join paintings of Rupert Murdoch, Erin O’Connor, Grayson Perry and Sienna Miller.
In collaboration with a visual arts project and mobile exhibition space, the Museum of Liverpool presents a stunning site-specific photography exhibition.
Czech carnivals and a "Pandora's Box" of shape-shifting, imaginary scenes as photographer Markéta Luskačová and painter Francis West combine mystical forces.
The Ashmolean Museum has permanently acquired John Everett Millais' famous portrait of John Ruskin thanks to the Arts Council Acceptance in Lieu scheme.
Vitality, diversity and humour are the aims for curator David Thorp in a British Council touring show which brings the likes of David Shrigley and Martin Creed to West Bromwich.
Camden Arts Centre offers an intimate insight into the impassioned life and work of German-Swiss artist Dieter Roth through a collection of his personal diaries and several large-scale installations.
A painter who portrayed his three children growing up and an artist whose sitter was her eldest son are the finalists in the National Portrait Gallery's annual award, which has increased the prize......
Growing up in an at-times hostile West London, Charlie Phillips began portraying the Caribbean community of the 1950s and 1960s. His photos are hidden stories of life.
Following the major exhibition of the influential photographer's work in Leicester earlier this year, 150 August Sanders-inspired photos come courtesy of students and the public.
The new show the Holland Park home of former Royal Academy President Lord Leighton compares studio portraits of Victorian artists with shots of their more recent peers.
Four centuries after his death, an exhibition dedicated to Italian Renaissance painter Federico Barocci is giving the British public the chance to appreciate this little-known artist.
Cosplayers in the Midlands, an interactive gallery of sculpture and the chase for beauty worldwide fills Wolverhampton Art Gallery's halls.
A portrait held at Durham's Bowes Museum for more than a century has been unmasked as a work by 17th century master Anthony van Dyck..
The new Michael Caine exhibition at the Museum of London is full of iconic images but the curator's favourite, shows Caine relaxing with his 1960s flatmate Terence Stamp.