The Louvre Museum in Paris. The Louvre Museum in Paris. Flickr - Pedro Szekely

Europe's Leading Summer Art Exhibitions

Take advantage of some of the best art exhibitions of the summer while the days are long.

by 28 June 2018

From painting to prints to photography, the visual arts are as alive as ever across Europe this summer.

Delacroix (1798-1863)

Louvre Museum - Paris

Through July 23, the Louvre will display 180 works by French artist Eugène Delacroix in Delacroix (1798-1863). The exhibition is the first Delacroix retrospective exhibition in Paris since 1963, and is presented in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Louvre shows mostly paintings by the romanticist, including ‘Liberty Leading the People’.

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‘Liberty Leading the People’ by Eugène Delacroix (1831).

After Munch
Kunsthall Oslo - Oslo, Norway

Kunsthall Oslo holds After Munch, showing Andy Warhol’s takes on famous Edvard Munch works. Warhol, who favoured Munch’s artwork and visited the Munch Museum, created his own versions of Munch works as drawings, silkscreen prints and paintings in the period 1983-84. Through August 26, the Munch Museum, in collaboration with Kunsthall Oslo, presents his versions of ‘The Scream’, ‘Eva Mudocci’ and more.

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‘The Scream (after Munch)’ by Andy Warhol (1984).


Picasso 1932: The Year of Wonders
Tate Modern - London

A summer of love: Visit the Tate Modern in London for Picasso 1932: The Year of Wonders, an exhibit that will guide you month-by-month through Picasso’s year of work dedicated to his new lover. The exhibition includes ‘The Dream’, a painting on public display for the very first time, and ‘Girl before a Mirror’, a work that rarely leaves the MoMa in New York. Fall in love with these works and more than 100 others before the Picasso 1932 closes on September 9.

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The Tate Modern in London.

Related: A Biennale for all the Senses

Idea of North
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art - Gateshead, England

The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art presents Idea of North, an exhibition linked to the Great Exhibition of the North, a summer-long celebration of Northern England. The spirit of the Northern identity is explored through a series of pavilions and architectural constructions. The exhibition includes ‘Women by Women’, photography curated by photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen. Visit by September 30 to draw connections and celebrate the resilient spirit of the Northern identity.

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The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

By the Sea
Gemeente Museum - Den Haag, Netherlands

Head to the coast to experience art this summer: By the Sea at the Gemeente Museum displays seascapes by artists Jan Toorop, Piet Mondrian, Jacoba van Heemskerck and others. Domburg, a popular Zeeland destination today with beaches and leisure attractions, stole the interest of artists in the early 20th century. The more than 50 paintings primarily highlight the sea, but also depict dunes, lighthouses and other features of the coast. Grab your sunglasses and head to the Zeeland coast between July 14 and November 18 to enjoy the exhibition.


Sea and Dune at Zoutelande by Jan Toorop (1907).

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