Tag: family exhibitions

Life in the Dark at Natural History Museum until 6 January 2019

Leave daylight behind and put your senses to the test in this illuminating exhibition. Meet the creatures that thrive at night, in pitch-black caves and deep in the sea. 🌚 🌃 🦉

Enter the worlds of nocturnal animals and discover how they find their way around their environment, hunt, mate and evade predators.

Venture into the shadows of a bat cave where intriguing characters dwell in the rocky underworld.

Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the beauty of underwater bioluminescent display and get up-close to the weird and wonderful life which flourishes in the darkness.

www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/life-in-the-dark

Location:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Times:
10am – 5:50pm

Price:
From £12.50 book online (kids go free)

Poster Girls a century of art and design at London Transport Museum

This powerful new exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have made to poster design over the last one hundred years. With over 150 posters and original artworks on display, this exhibition attempts to recognise some of these forgotten design heroines and reveal the hidden stories behind their work. 💁

Poster Girls – a century of art and design will feature some of the leading female artists who have worked for London Transport and Transport for London including well-known designers, such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Laura Knight, Enid Marx and Zandra Rhodes, alongside lesser known individuals who nonetheless changed the way Londoners viewed their city. The works on display show a dazzling spectrum of artistic styles and mediums; modernist, figurative, flat colour, boldly patterned, abstract, collage and oil.

Starting in the early 1900s the exhibition will take a broadly chronological approach, moving through the decades to contemporary times, unearthing how each era influenced the artists’ stylistic approach and highlighting the role played by London Transport in commissioning female talent.

www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions

Doors:
10:00 – 18:00

Location:
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Price:
£17.50 various discounts available, book online (includes entry to the museum)

We Are Family @ National Portrait Gallery / until 7th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: open daily 10:00-18:00 (Thursday and Friday until 21:00)

@ National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Free entry

www.mccain.co.uk
www.npg.org.uk

McCain is celebrating the diversity of British families in a snapshot display which showcases the reality of family life in 2017. 👪👨‍👦

The pop-up display, which features a melting pot of families from across Britain, celebrates some of the unique setups that exist today from multi-generational living, to single parents and traditional family units across varying demographics, age ranges and ethnicities.

The exhibition aims to address the misrepresentation of real families in today’s society. No filters, no stereotypes, just the joyful reality of families shot in and around mealtimes. No matter how diverse the families of today may be, uniting over food is the one thing they all have in common.

Discover a collection of stunning family portraits shot by renowned photographer, Siân Davey, who travelled the UK to capture intimate photography of British families and their individual stories.

The Robot Zoo @ Horniman Museum and Gardens / until 29th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:30

@ Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ

Tickets: £7.00 book online

www.horniman.ac.uk

How do chameleons change colour? What makes grasshoppers leap so high? How do bats see at night? Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

This family-friendly exhibition features larger-than-life animals that have been innovatively recreated using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide. Interactive exhibits also give you the chance to try jet-propelled squid racing, shoot a chameleon’s ‘tongue-gun’ and even design your own ‘mutant’ robot creature. 🤖

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered @ V&A Museum of Childhood / until 23rd April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10.00-17.45

@ V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/moc/exhibitions/gameplan

Are you a Scrabble Champion? A wannabee Chess grandmaster? Or a Monopoly megalomaniac?

Celebrating the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. This exhibition includes some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games. Alongside current family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including The Game of the Goose and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Christmas Past @ Geffrye / until 8th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun and Bank Holiday Mon noon – 5pm
Closed Mon (unless Bank Holidays) 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

@ Geffrye, Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions-and-displays

Each year, authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the Geffrye’s period rooms, giving visitors an evocative insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in middle-class homes in England over the past 400 years.

Step back through the centuries and discover the origins and meanings of some of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, hanging up stockings, sending cards, decorating the tree and throwing cocktail parties.

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction @ Science Museum / until 9th November 2014

Joan Fontcuberta Stranger Than Fiction at Science MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Media Space Gallery, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Tickets: £8 book online

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Discover the incredible fictions of Joan Fontcuberta in his first major UK exhibition, featuring six documentary narratives that mix fact with fiction and science with art.

Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, these convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation into photography’s authority and our inclination to believe what we see.

Exhibition highlights include astonishing photographs of mermaid fossils, incredible reports of mysterious fauna and eye-opening photographs of rare plant species.

Confiscation Cabinets @ Museum of Childhood / Until 1st June 2014

Confiscation Cabinets at Museum of ChildhoodTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45

@ Museum of Childhood, Victoria and Albert (V&A), Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry

www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

Artist and teacher Guy Tarrant’s Confiscation Cabinets show artefacts confiscated in 150 different London schools over three decades. The Cabinets focus on the everyday actions of school students, with objects including everything from toy guns to make-up.

Since qualifying as a teacher, Guy Tarrant has investigated pupil interaction, play and resistant behaviour. He has been making artworks since 1987, always seeking to reflect the situations he finds himself in. The Confiscation Cabinets characterise the flotsam and jetsam of school life, and highlight the distracted behaviours often played out in the controlled school setting where children spend much of their time. The objects are evidence of the pupils’ playful and impulsive activities and how they may reject or evade rules.

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