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London’s best art exhibitions to visit in 2024

Explore a trove of artistic displays on your doorstep at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

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London's ever-buzzing art scene promises an exciting palette of exhibitions in 2024, each a unique showcase awaiting exploration. From paying homage to Van Gogh’s evocative masterpieces and celebrating the illustrious career of Naomi Campbell, to immersing yourself in a Barbie-themed exhibition and the very essence of Sir Elton John. It’s a year of creative and captivating showcases to look forward to.

 

Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection

Step into a visual symphony at the V&A with "Fragile Beauty", a mesmerising collaboration with Gucci. Over 300 rare prints from Sir Elton John and David Furnish's private collection unfurl the essence of modern photography. From the iconic allure of Marilyn Monroe's portrait to the poignant echoes of the Civil Rights movement, this exhibition weaves a tapestry of history and artistry.

Date: 18 May 2024 – 5 January 2025
Location: V&A Museum
Journey time from The Carlton Tower Jumeirah: 17 minute walk.

Black and white image of a person wearing an open-backed Versace dress

 

Russel Young: Dreamland

Explore the enchanting world of Russell Young's 'Dreamland' in the heart of Mayfair. Born without a clear history, Young turns to the American Southwest for inspiration. 'Dreamland' delves into celebrity culture, exploring seduction and desire beneath the diamond-dusted surface. From Brigitte Bardot to The Beatles, Young's art, bathed in California hues, unveils the shadows behind fame. This exhibition introduces a new cast of British icons, timely reflections on the fading American Dream

Date: from 01 December 2023 - 07 February 2024.
Location: Maddox Gallery.
Journey time from The Carlton Tower Jumeirah: 16 minute drive.

 

Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers

The National Gallery unveils its inaugural showcase dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh, titled "Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers," a tribute marking the gallery's 200th anniversary. The exhibition, which is boldly described as “the most spectacular ever” by a gallery spokesperson, invites you to immerse yourself in over 50 masterpieces. Delve into the Dutch artist’s Van Gogh's imaginative realms during his time in the south of France, which features iconic pieces like "Sunflowers" and "Van Gogh’s Chair."

Date: 14 September 2024 - 19 January 2025.
Location: The National Gallery.
Journey time from The Carlton Tower Jumeirah: 20 minute drive.

Image of Van Gogh's painting Starry Night Over the Rhône

 

NAOMI

The V&A Museum presents a summer 2024 ode to Naomi Campbell's four-decade fashion legacy, aptly named "NAOMI." This curated exhibition by Edward Enninful features approximately 100 looks from top global designers, capturing Campbell's influence on fashion and her support for emerging creatives. It's an immersive celebration and a nod to her trailblazing impact on the world of fashion.

Date: from 22 June 2024.
Location: V&A Museum.
Journey time from The Carlton Tower Jumeirah: 17 minute walk.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell standing with archive runway looks

 

‘Barbie’

Immerse yourself in the Design Museum’s thrilling celebration of Barbie™ at 65. In collaboration with Mattel Inc., curator Danielle Thom offers an exclusive peek into the Barbie archives in California. Explore the evolution of Barbie's design legacy since Ruth Handler's creation in 1959, taking a whimsical journey through six-and-a-half decades of iconic brand history.

Date: 05 July 2024 - 23 February 2025.
Location: The Design Museum.
Journey time from The Carlton Tower Jumeirah: 20 minute drive.

 

Burtynsky: Extraction/Abstraction

Step into Edward Burtynsky's profound world at Saatchi Gallery, his largest exhibition in a 40+ year career. Curated by Marc Mayer, the showcase features 94 large-format photos, 13 murals, and an augmented reality experience. Feel the resonance of "In the Wake of Progress," an immersive film, and explore the revolutionary "Process Archive," showcasing Burtynsky's photographic evolution. Witness his lifelong exploration and heartfelt reflection on how humanity shapes our planet at The Saatchi Gallery.

Date : 14 February 2024 - 6 May 2024.
Location: Saatchi Gallery
Journey time from The Carlton Tower Jumeirah: 13 minute walk.


Experience London's artistic landscape come alive this year from the refined comforts of The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, a welcoming haven in the bustling heart of Knightsbridge.