Saturday, 1 August 2015

British Museum - What's on in August

Summer at the Museum
This summer you can enjoy a host of free exhibitions and displays at the Museum, from Napoleonic prints and Louis XIV medals to modern art from the Arab World and contemporary African sculptures in the Great Court. There are also free family events and activities throughout the school holidays. The major exhibition Celts: art and identity opens next month – find out about some of the amazing objects in the show and book your tickets now. Plus there’s a summer weekend of outdoor cinema presented by the BFI at the end of August, with classic films about summer love. You can even see wonderful Museum objects around the UK in our touring exhibitions and spotlight loans.

10 Sep – 6 Dec 2015
This exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see around 100 exceptional drawings created using the exquisite metalpoint technique. It features works by some of the greatest artists working from the late 14th century to the present including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein the Elder, Rembrandt, Otto Dix and Jasper Johns.
Explore the development of the artistic technique of metalpoint from the Renaissance to the present, and discover how the technical challenge of the medium has inspired generations of artists.
Organised by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the British Museum

Until 16 Aug 2015
Printed propaganda that either reviled or glorified Napoleon.
Until 16 Aug 2015
A magnificent 19th-century lyre from Nubia.
The Asahi Shimbun Displays
Until 13 Sep 2015
Spectacular 7-metre-high carnival figures, part of our Africa season.
Until 8 Nov 2015
Works on paper recently acquired by the Museum by eight artists.
Until 15 Nov 2015
Explore the extraordinary medallic history of Louis XIV of France.
Until 6 Dec 2015
Discover a selection of clothing from the Pacific made of barkcloth.