Guide to UK Museums and Galleries Reopening




Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that museums and galleries may reopen from Saturday 4 July providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines, the following museums and galleries have released details. Here is a useful guide to the planned reopenings. Artlyst will update the list as new information becomes available.

The National Gallery

8 July

Reopening with Titian: Love, Desire, Death and Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age

For more information see Here

The Foundling Museum

8 July 2020

‘Portraying Pregnancy: from Holbein to Social Media’ the first exhibition to explore the representation of the pregnant female body in portraiture, over 500 years

For more information see Here

Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-Sea)

8 July 2020

Reopening with Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings: In My Room

See Here

Picasso and Paper RA

Picasso and Paper, Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts

9 July 2020

Reopening of “Picasso on Paper” exhibition in a first phase of four weeks until 2 August. From early August the RA will embark on a second phase with a different exhibition and expanded hours.

For more information see Here

The Mosaic Rooms

9 July 2020

Reopening with ‘Homeland Under My Nails’ – solo exhibition by Mohammad Omar Khalil.

For more information see Here

Barbican Art Gallery

13 July 2020

Barbican Art Gallery will welcome visitors back to Masculinities: Liberation through Photography from Monday 13 July 2020, with the show’s run being extended until 23 August 2020. A Countervailing Theory, the first-ever UK commission from Toyin Ojih Odutola, will open in The Curve on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

For more information see Here

Morton Broffman Turner Contemporary

Morton Broffman James Baldwin, Montgomery, Alabama 1965, We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South, Turner Contemporary

Whitechapel Gallery

14 July 2020

Reopening with Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium; Carlos Bunga’s Something Necessary and Useful; In the Eye of Bambi – ‘la Caixa’ Collection of Contemporary Art Selected by Verónica Gerber Bicecci; The Return of the Spirit of Painting; Rachel Pimm: Plates; Artist Film International

For more information see Here

The Photographers’ Gallery

14 July 2020

Reopening with The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020and Jan Svoboda: Against The Light

For more information see Here

PEER

16 July 2020

Reopening with Alex Urie: Silo

For more information see Here

Turner Contemporary

22 July 2020

Reopening of “We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South” and “Barbara Walker – Place, Space and Who”

For more information see Here

Kara Walker’s Hyundai Commission Fons Americanus

Kara Walker Hyundai Commission Fons Americanus, Tate Modern

Tate Galleries

27 July 2020

Reopening the collection displays at all four galleries: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. Tate Modern will reopen with Andy Warhol and Kara Walker’s Hyundai Commission. Tate Britain will reopen with Aubrey Beardsley and Steve McQueen’s Year 3 installation. Tate Liverpool will unveil new work by Mikhail Karikis, and Tate St Ives will reopen the Naum Gabo exhibition.

For more information see Here

The Hepworth Wakefield

1 August 2020

Reopening with Bill Brandt / Henry Moore which has been extended until 1 November

For more information see Here

Serpentine Galleries

4 August 2020

A phased reopening beginning with the exhibition Cao Fei: Blueprints on 4 August at the Serpentine Gallery (until 13 September).

Formafantasma: Cambio opens in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on 29 September (until 2021).

For more information see Here

Nottingham Contemporary

4 August 2020

Reopening with three solo exhibitions:

Denzil Forrester, Diane Simpson, Sung Tieu

For more information see Here

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography Barbican Art Gallery

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography Barbican Art Gallery

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

13 August 2020

Reopening with Abel Rodríguez exhibition. Access to further exhibitions and areas of the building will gradually increase in the forthcoming weeks

For more information see Here

Ashmolean Museum

Mid-August 2020

Reopening with Young Rembrandt

For more information see Here

Manchester Art Gallery

20 August 2020 (TBC)

For more information see Here

The Whitworth

Early September 2020 (TBC)

Both Manchester galleries will reopen with existing programme and collections displays. New programmes from Spring 2021.

For more information see Here

ARTANGEL

4 September 2020

Reopening with Elizabeth Price: SLOW DANS; Longplayer 20thAnniversary including: Longplayer Assembly

(26 September) and

Sonic Ray

(3 October).

For more information see Here

Drawing Room

10 September 2020

Reopening with ​Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium,a major exhibition of artists and works inspired by mediumistic methodologies and their deep cultural history. A Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition developed in collaboration with Drawing Room, curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Simon Grant and Marco Pasi.

For more information see Here

MK Gallery

11 September 2020

Partial reopening from 11 September.

Full service and usual opening hours resumed on 21 November. Opening of new exhibition on 20 November.

For more information see Here

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (Goldsmiths CCA)

18 September 2020

Reopening with SOLOS– four new solo exhibitions across four galleries; Hollis Frampton, And Then: Xerographs and Photographs; Episodes #5 Sophie Barber – The Greatest Song A Songbird Ever Sang; Episode #6 Kobby Adi – pending upending

For more information see Here

Chisenhale Gallery

26 September 2020

Chisenhale Gallery reopens with a solo exhibition of Ho Chi Minh City-based artist Thao Nguyen Phan:Becoming Alluvium

For more information see Here

Gasworks

30 September 2020

Reopening with new exhibition by Eduardo Navarro. A reduced number of international artists in residence will arrive week of 28th September.

For more information see Here

The Showroom

1 October 2020

Reopening with “Recetas Urbanas: Affection as Subversive Architecture ”

For more information see Here

Wellcome Collection

Autumn date tbc

Wellcome Collection will reopen its doors in Autumn 2020. More information about the reopening programme, onsite and online, will be announced closer to the opening date.

For more information see Here

Southwark Park Galleries

Autumn date tbc

Reopening with Fans Parali “AONYX and DREPAN & THE MINDERS OF THE WARM” across both galleries.

For more information see Here

iniva

6 October 2020

The Stuart Hall Library will be open from by appointment only.

For more information see Here

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