Best gallery and museum exhibits in 2015

Plan some excellent cultural trips and look forward to witnessing great works of art this year, with our top picks from the art world.

Check out some of the best exhibitions opening around the country and clear a little space in your diary!

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden – Tate Modern, London

Feb 5 – May 10 2015

She’s one of the world’s most notable painters and yet she’s not as well known as she should be in the UK. Head along to this exciting exhibit to see why she’s so highly respected and expect, intense, psychological works that engage with everything from current affairs to art history.

Ahead of the Curve: New China from China – Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol

Dec 13 2014 – Mar 1 2015

This groundbreaking exhibition will challenge your perception of Chinese art. It features contemporary ceramics and glass from a wide range of new and established artists that challenges traditional approaches in wonderful ways.

Artist Rooms: Roy Lichtenstein – Modern One, Edinburgh

March 14 2015 − January 10 2016

Three rooms will be dedicated to renowned American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) who created comic book style artworks and bold images that question the way that art permeates our loves – one not to miss.

Human Rights Human Wrongs – Photographers’ Gallery, London

Feb 6 – Apr 6 2015

This photographic exhibition uses press prints from 1945 to 1990 to look at moments of great social upheaval and change. It features work by Robert Capa, Bill Brandt and Henri Cartier-Bresson, members of the Black Star photo agency, and offers a fascinating glimpse of history.

Cathy Wilkes – Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

March 6 – May 31 2015

Famous for her imaginary environments and lush, poetic style, Turner Prize nominated Cathy Wilkes uses collections of objects and treasured ingredients in her work. This exhibition collects 10 years worth of major pieces of art, including large-scale installations.

Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the SeaNatural History Museum, London

March 27 – September 13 2015

Every wondered what lurks between the surface of the sea? This fascinating exhibition will reveal all of the ocean’s glories in colourful detail. Coral reefs reveal how our oceans are changing and this exhibit explains just how important they are.

Waterloo: After the Battle – National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

May 8 – Sep 20 2015

This exhibition, taking place to make the Battle of Waterloo’s the 200th anniversary, has a look at the way the battle had an impact on Scotland – from the birth of battlefield tourism to the celebrity of veterans and political unrest.

Romuald Hazoumè: Dance of the Butterflies – Manchester Museum, Manchester

February 14 – December 2015

Checkout a thrilling new art work from Romuald Hazoumè, one of Africa’s foremost contemporary artists, features a swarm of “butterflies” that will take over the museum’s Living World Gallery and interact with the museums other collections.

Are there any exhibitions you’re looking forward to in 2015? 

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