Lucian Freud Portraits 9 February to 27 May 2012 National Portrait Gallery

Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985 ~ Lucian Michael Freud, OM, CH was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time.

Summer Exhibition 2012 4 June to 12 August  Royal Academy

The Summer Exhibition 2012 at the Royal Academy is now open until 12 August. Showcasing artists in all media including sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking. Particularly excited to see Katharine Morling's ceramics, as featured in May/Jun 2011

Pompeii and Herculaneum  28 March to 29 September 2013 British Museum

Wall painting of the baker Terentius Neo and his wife. From the House of Terentius Neo, Pompeii. AD Copyright Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei/Trustees of the British Museum

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination  at The British Library

Terror and Wonder: the Gothic Imagination @ the British Library (Terror and Wonder by Dave McKean)

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture 21 January to 9 April 2012 Royal Academy

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture, Royal Academy of Arts, review

Exhibition | "Witches and Wicked Bodies," Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (27 July — 3 November 2013); and The British Museum, London (25 September 2014 — 11 January 2015). Image: Saul and the Witch of Endor, after Salvator Rosa.

Saul consults Samuel after the witch of Endor has conjured him from the dead. Laurentius, century, after S.

Joseph Arnold- Kunstkammer 1668

The curiosity cabinet of the Dimpfel family of wholesale ironmongers and miners from Regensburg by Joseph Arnold, 1608

When Attitudes Become Form  curated by Harald Szeemann 1969

When Attitude Becomes Form, curated by Harald Szeeman, 1969

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry: How I went behind the scenes at the British Museum

Grayson Perry, as Claire, outside the British Museum in London, ahead of his show The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman. Photograph: Pal Hansen for the Observer

Ydessa Hendeles The Teddy Bear Project

A vast photographic archive from the artist-curator Ydessa Hendeles turns the…

Bern Depression Michael Heizer in When Attitudes Become Form 1969

Michael Heizer: Bern Depression, The artist and exhibition-maker Harald Szeemann observe the commission of Heizer’s work Bern Depression outside the Kunsthalle Bern in