10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To This Month

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10 Exhibitions To Look Forward To This Month
A brooding Lego Batman is part of the Art of the Brick exhibition.

LEGO BATMAN & SUPERMAN: Nathan Sawaya, who wowed us all with his Lego sculptures over two years ago, is back with a new collection of over 150 works. This time DC super heroes take centre stage. We're expecting hordes of heroic sculptures. Art of the Brick: DC Superheroes at Upper Ground, South Bank. 1 March-4 September, £16.50

THE BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY: We always look forward to the Deutsche Borse photography prize as the benchmark of photography as art. The finalists' styles change dramatically every year, and this annual exhibition has included many impressive winners in the past. Deutsche Borse foundation photography prize at The Photographers' Gallery. 3 March-11 June, £4 (free before noon)

The British Museum is going full Americana this month. © Jasper Johns/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2016. © Tom Powel Imaging

THE AMERICAN DREAM: JFK's assassination, Apollo 11, Vietnam, Aids, civil rights: travel back to USA in the 1960s and move forward from there, as the British Museum uses art to tell the story of the global superpower over the last 60 years. The American Dream: Pop to Present at The British Museum. 9 March-18 June, £16.50

GHOSTLY VOYAGES: Historical voyages are covered, distorted and re-imagined to create fantastical contemporary settings. History meets art to create works that look surreal. Anderson & Low: Voyages at Science Museum. 14 March-25 June, free.

Ghostly ships at the Science Museum. Copyright Anderson & Low.

REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN: We've already had the Royal Academy exhibition; now the Design Museum is getting in on the Russian Revolution centenary. Artworks, drawings and propaganda combine to create the Soviet vision for a utopian Moscow. Imagine Moscow at The Design Museum. 15 March-4 June, £10

THE POWER OF PROTEST: The Imperial War Museum looks at how peace has influenced war from 1914 onwards. There are over 300 objects covering placards, banners and music — all used to attempt to influence the course of conflicts. People Power: Fighting for Peace at Imperial War Museum. 23 March-28 August, £10

JAPANESE DOMESTICITY: The Barbican explores how the design and architecture of the Japanese house has evolved since the Second World War. This includes a recreation of a fully furnished house that visitors can explore. The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 at Barbican Art Gallery. 23 March-25 June, £14.50

A bold and abstract self-portrait by Howard Hodgkin. Copyright: Howard Hodgkin

BOLD & COLOURFUL: Abstract painter Howard Hodgkin presents portraits from across his 65 year career as an artist. Expect bold compositions with thick brushstrokes and hidden subtleties. Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends at National Portrait Gallery. 23 March-18 June, £10

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Light artist Cerith Wyn Evans has been tasked with being the next artist to take on the cavernous Duveen galleries at the centre of Tate Britain. It's a fantastic space, and some light art could be the perfect fit, play off the grand architecture. Cerith Wyn Evans: The Tate Britain Commission 2017. 28 March-20 August, free

BODY FRAGMENTS: Fragments of sculptures will be scattered among the busts of sculptures of the John Soane's Museum. These fragments are cast from the bodies of Marc Quinn and his partner as a contemporary accompaniment to the historic fragments in the museum's collection. Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life at John Soane's Museum. 28 March-23 September, free

Is this Obama selfie art? Find out at Saatchi Gallery. Courtesy Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

RETURN OF THE ARMY: The National Army Museum was always on our list of hidden museum gems. Now that it's had a £23.7m re-fit with the addition of five more galleries and an exhibition space, it should be an easy recommend. We're looking forward to visiting the new and improved version. National Army Museum. Re-opens 30 March

SELFIE TIME: Are selfies art? Time to find out in this new exhibition at Saatchi Gallery — one that's oh-so relevant in today's selfie-obsessed culture. It starts from self-portraits, building up to today's celebrity photos. Selfie to Self Expression at Saatchi Gallery. 31 March-30 May, free

Last Updated 28 February 2017