New museum and gallery exhibitions this autumn

Autumn is a great time to visit your local museums or gallery – as the warm summer sun leaves us and the rain arrives, it’s the perfect opportunity to discover one of the exciting new visiting exhibitions arriving on British shores this year.

Need inspiration? Here are some of the best new museum and gallery exhibitions worth visiting this autumn.

1. Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography

Cardiff’s newest arts event, the Diffusion festival, is back this year with an eclectic lineup all organised around the theme ‘Looking for America’. Highlights include a group show called And Now It’s Dark, as well as a photo series by Clémentine Schneidermann titled I Called Her Lisa Marie, which explores Elvis obsessives from Memphis and Porthcawl.

Where: Various venues, Cardiff
When: 1 – 31 October
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2. Lee Millar: A Women’s War

Lee Millar’s latest exhibition at the Imperial War Museum is a fascinating look inside the lives of women during World War II. Using portraits and never before seen photojournalism, Millar examines the impact of war on the women’s lives, weaving a narrative with images, object and personal items.

Where: Imperial War Museum, London
When: from 15 October
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3. Cycle Revolution

Cycle Revolution brings bicycle culture under the microscope and takes an in-depth look at every aspect of cycling. Highlights include a special bike-making workshop where you can see how bespoke frames are made as well as a look forward at the future of cycling and how its popularity is impacting the infrastructure of the city.

Where: Design Museum, London
When: From 18 November
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4. British Art Show 8

This five-yearly retrospective of the state of British art is a great way to see some of the best contemporary artists all under one roof. This year’s exhibition includes works by the likes of  Akomfrah, Simon Fujiwara, Rachel Maclean, Charlotte Prodger, Laure Prouvost and Hayley Tompkins.

Where: Leeds Art Gallery
When: 9 October – 10 January

Are there any exhibitions you’re looking forward to this autumn?

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