Alphonse Mucha:
In Quest of Beauty
16 June to 29 October 2017
Starting his working life as a theatre scene painter, Alphonse Mucha became best known for his Art Nouveau poster designs. His big break came when he was commissioned to create a poster for the play Gismonda, starring the French actress Sarah Bernhardt. Although that work, and around 100 of his recognisable designs, are included in the exhibition, this touring show delves deeper to explore the theme of beauty –
a subject close to Mucha’s heart – through drawings, paintings, photographs and rare sculpture by the artist.
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

Michael Rothenstein: Sustained Invention

27 May to 3 September 2017
Printmaking, construction, graphics, reliefs and watercolour conveying the atmosphere of the Royal Academician’s studio as it was left in 1993.
Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden. www.fryartgallery.org

Modern Times: How the School of London changed British Art
Until 1 July 2017
Bold, representational painting from the group’s artists including Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

British Art: Ancient Landscapes

Until 3 September 2017
The first show dedicated to views of pre-history spanning the 18th century to the present day. The Salisbury Museum. www.salisburymuseum.org.uk


Beyond Caravaggio

17 June to 24 September 2017
See works by the revolutionary artist alongside that of his followers.
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. www.nationalgalleries.org

Turner’s Rhine Journey

Until 30 July 2017
A recently discovered watercolour by JMW Turner is on show alongside a small selection works by the likes of John Constable, as well as prints. Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow. www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian

A Sense of Place: 20th-Century Scottish Painting

Until autumn 2017
Highlighting developments in painting, through work by the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists. The McManus, Dundee. www.mcmanus.co.uk


Bacon to Doig: Modern Masterpieces
from a Private Collection
Until 31 January 2018
See some of the best 20th-century British artists. National Museum Cardiff. www.museum.wales/cardiff

Roger Cecil: Inside the Studio

Until 24 June 2017
An insight into the Welsh artist’s studio and

working methods, alongside his best artworks. MOMA, Machynlleth. www.moma.machynlleth.org.uk

RCA New Members

6 May to 10 June 2017
A show of Academicians elected to the RCA in 2016, including Susan Gathercole and the Elfyn Lewis. Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy. www.rcaconwy.org


Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry
17 June to 17 September 2017
Gain an insight into the relationships between Vermeer and Dutch genre painters.

The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. www.nationalgallery.ie

Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War

Until 4 June 2017
Etchings and aquatints made from 1810-20 in reaction to Napoleon’s invasion of Spain. Ulster Museum, Belfast. www.nmni.com

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