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South Africa: The Art Of A NationSouth Africa: The Art Of A NationSouth Africa: The Art Of A NationExplore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the Art of a Nation uses around 200 museum piece objects, arranged chronologically across seven key episodes, to tell the story of the region's history, the colonial period, apartheid, the birth of the 'rain2017-01-21T00:00:00+00002017-02-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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PRICING  £12 (Adults), Free (Children under 16)
DATES  27th October 2016 to 26th February 2017
Explore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the Art of a Nat... More about this event
 
Maggi Hambling: Touch - Works On PaperMaggi Hambling: Touch - Works On PaperOver 40 works on paper from the contemporary illustrator, with some never-before-seen works exhibited.2017-01-21T10:00:00+00002017-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Maggi Hambling: Touch - Works On Paper
 
The London Review Of Books Winter Lectures 2017 In Association With The British MuseumThe London Review Of Books Winter Lectures 2017 In Association With The British MuseumLiterary & Education, Lecture.2017-02-10T18:30:00+00002017-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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The London Review Of Books Winter Lectures 2017 In Association With The British Museum
 
Fritz Lang And The Life Of CrimeFritz Lang And The Life Of CrimeLiterary & Education, Lecture.2017-02-24T18:30:00+00002017-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Fritz Lang And The Life Of Crime
 
The American Dream: Pop to PresentThe American Dream: Pop to PresentThe American Dream: Pop to PresentThis spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol,The American Dream: pop to present takes us through fifty years of American art, from Pop art to the New York and West Coast scenes in the early 1960s to th2017-03-09T00:00:00+00002017-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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PRICING  £16.50 (Adults), Free (Children under 16)
DATES  9th March to 18th June 2017
This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns... More about this event
 
Beyond the Great WaveBeyond the Great WaveWithout Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by none other than the British Museum whose exhibition examines "the moment when European art started turning Japanese". Looking at the last thirty years of Hokusai's career, from around 1820 t2017-05-25T00:00:00+01002017-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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DATES  25th May to 13th August 2017
Without Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by... More about this event
 
 
 

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Dance | Until 14th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

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Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

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The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

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Concerts | Until 30th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

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Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

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