The Best Art Gallery And Museum Exhibitions To Visit In Summer 2015

Summer’s coming! And with it, several brand new exhbitions and shows that you simply can’t miss – and most of them are free!

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

8 June – 16 August 2015

Get a closer look at over 1,200 pieces of modern art (see picture above), handpicked and curated by Michael Craig –Martin RA, who has taught artists including Gary Hume and Damien Hirst. With anyone allowed to submit work for the Summer exhibition, it’s a real snapshot of the art world. And most pieces are on sale too – you could snap up the latest 

David Bailey’s Stardust

Kate Moss By David Bailey Kate Moss By David Bailey



The largest collection of David Bailey photographs make up the Stardust exhibition which will be on show at the Scottish National Gallery this summer. Look out for his famed portraits of the Rolling Stones, Jerry Hall and of course, Kate Moss. Star-spotting heaven.


Shoes: Pleasure And Pain

Stairs were always going to be a struggle in those heels! Stairs were always going to be a struggle in those heels!


13 June 2015 – 21 January 2015

Stilettos, platforms, flatforms, sandals… You name it, there’s a pair in this new exhibition. Examining footwear from across the world and over several centuries, there’s sure to be a pair to catch your eye. A form of cultural shopping if you will.



Become an expert at the Forensics exhibition Become an expert at the Forensics exhibition



Until 21 June

If you’re a fan of CSI, Bones or The Mentalist, then the Forensics exhibition could be your perfect day out. With displays of original evidence, forensic implements and archived articles, the curators have promised that *spoiler alert* it will truly unravel the myths behind your fave TV crime dramas.

Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up

A new Friday night beauty look, perhaps? A new Friday night beauty look, perhaps?


30 April – 7 August

Located at the infamous London College Of Fashion, Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-up is the first ever exhibition to explore Alexander McQueen’s catwalk looks. Looking at the inspiration behind the make-up, it also features input from several of the incredible make-up artists he worked with to achieve his vision – including the amazing Val Garland. There’s also the opportunity to digitally ‘try on’ key looks from the show, which is so much fun – a total Facebook profile pic moment.