10 Art Exhibitions To See In January

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Last Updated 19 January 2016

10 Art Exhibitions To See In January

Every month, we look ahead to major London openings and select the 10 must-see exhibitions.

What better way to beat the January blues than looking at some art? Here we're rounded-up the best exhibitions opening this month.

Champagne Life is at Saatchi Gallery. Details below

Making Discoveries: Dutch and Flemish Masterpieces@ Dulwich Picture Gallery (12 January-24 April)
A series of displays that delve deeper into four major artists part of the gallery's collection: Van Dyck, Dou, Rubens and Rembrandt. Don't miss the chance to see these masterpieces even closer and learn more about each artist's life and techniques. £6/£5

Champagne Life @ Saatchi Gallery (13 January-6 March)
An exhibition mixing the most forward-looking and eclectic talents in contemporary art, including Alice Anderson and Sigrid Holmwood. Free admission

Giacomo Manzù @ Estorick Collection (15 January-3 April)
Discover the talent and ethereal work of Manzù, a self-taught Italian artist who played a key role during the rebirth of Italian sculpture after the second world war. £5/£3.50

Treasures of the Fan Museum @ Fan Museum (16 January-5 June)
Being the only museum dedicated to the art of fan making in London, the Fan Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with a one-off exhibition. For the occasion, the museum will showcase some of the finest examples from its international collection and archives. £4/£3

Art Into Society @ ICA (19 January-6 March)
This archival display retraces the ICA's 1974 exhibition Art into Society — Society into Art: Seven German Artists, which explored and documented the artistic panorama of western Germany during that time of social and political change. £1

See the works of John Akomfrah at Lisson Gallery. Details below

Miró's Studio @ Mayoral, 6 Duke Street  (21 January-12 February)
This exhibition marks 60 years since the artist founded his studio in Mallorca in 1956. Curated by the director of The Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Mallorca and the artist's grandson, Joan Punyet Miró, this exhibition recreates that studio displaying original artworks and furniture. Free admission

Rosângela Rennó @ Photographers’ Gallery (22 January-3 April)
See the first UK solo exhibition of this Brazilian artist, known for appropriating archival images. In this exhibition 32 photographs document what everyday life was like during times of upheaval in Uruguay and throughout Latin America during the 60s and 70s. (£2.50/£2) Free admission before noon

John Akomfrah @ Lisson Gallery (22 January-12 March)
The artist and filmmaker's work blends collaged archival film footage, still photography and newsreel with new material to explore the African Disaspora experience in Europe and America. Two new videos will explore Greece's precarious economic position and the current refugee crisis. Free admission

The Museum of Innocence @ Somerset House (27 January-3 April)
This collaborative exhibition between Somerset House and Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk will recreate his novel The Museum of Innocence (published by Faber and Faber) through the everyday items which take on significance in the characters lives. Free admission

Beyond Beauty @ Two Temple Place (30 January-24 April)
Discover what everyday life was like for the ancient Egyptians through rare surviving imagery which decorates coffins, masks and figurines. Accessories such as jewellery, mirrors, hairpins, scent bottles and makeup reveal the Egyptian's preoccupation with body image, uncannily similar to our own. Free admission

To find more about what's on in London, visit Londonist's Museum & Galleries and Art & Photography pages.