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London Art Gallery Roundup (Part 2)

By London_Drew Last edited 136 months ago
London Art Gallery Roundup (Part 2)

The second part in our guide to the best holiday season art exhibitions (read Part 1).

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Design Museum: Robert Brownjohn

Retrospective of the American graphic designer at his peak in the 50’s and 60’s. His work includes the title sequences for the James Bond films Goldfinger and album artwork for the Rolling Stones.

Why you should see it:

Brownjohn injected a little rock’n’roll into modern typography. He’s like the Jagger of font, man.

Design Museum, 28 Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames SE1. Tel: 0870 833 9955. Daily 10am - 5.45pm. £7, £4 concs, under-12s free. Until 26 February 2006.

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V&A: Hearware - The Future of Hearing

This exhibition is an attempt by fifteen designers to change the way society views hearing aids and make them seen as both desirable and acceptable accessories, in the future.

Why you should see it:

Hearware will “amplify your senses”.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL .Free; normal museum hours until 5 March 2006.

kerryjamesmarshall.jpgCamden Arts Centre: Kerry James Marshall - Along the Way

Politically minded, and powerful, this is the first British exhibition by the American artist and includes paintings, drawing, prints and installations from the last 25 years.

Why you should see it:

“Acknowledged as one of the most closely watched American artists of his generation, Marshall's work is full of politically-charged references to the Black American experience,” BBC.

Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road NW3. Tel: 020 7472 5500. Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm, Wednesday late 10am - 9pm. Closed Monday. Free admission. Until 29 January 2006.

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Somerset House: Andre Dérain - The London Paintings

The first exhibition devoted to the French artist’s large-scale paintings of London, which he produced between 1906 and 1907 including Regent Street, Waterloo and Tower Bridge.

Why you should see it:

“Provides a significant contribution to our understanding of this pivotal moment in the history of twentieth century art,” Courtauld Institute.

Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand WC2. Tel: 020 7848 2526. Daily 10am - 6pm. £5, £4 concs, under-18s and students free. Free admission Mondays 10am - 2pm. Until 22 January 2006.

Last Updated 30 December 2005