The LAF’s June Favourites

 
It’s the end of the month and June has been another busy one 
with loads of new exhibitions opening in the capital. 
To sort the wheat from the chaff and help you decide what to see at 
London’s museums and galleries here’s… 
The London Art File’s 
Favourites from June 2015
 
Favourite New Exhibition
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Agnes Martin at Tate Modern
Loved this new retrospective of the abstract artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004). This is the first comprehensive survey of Martin’s work in the UK and the Tate has gathered a stunning collection of her work. From her earliest experimental works to the lines, stripes and grids of her mature style, it’s all there. The standout room of the show holds Agnes Martin’s series The Islands I-XII – twelve 6 foot square canvases of stripes in shades of whites. Subtle and enthralling.
Favourite Exhibition About to Close
 
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Homes of the Homeless: 
Seeking Shelter in Victorian London
at The Geffrye Museum
This very moving exhibition about homelessness in Victorian London at Shoreditch’s Geffrye Museum closes on Sunday 12th July. It tells the story of what life was like for those 19th century Londoners who found themselves without a roof over their head. From sleeping rough to the cold comfort of the workhouses and the efforts made by church, charity and philanthropy to help care for them.
Favourite Off-The-Beaten-Track exhibition
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Soldiers and Suffragettes: 
The Photography of Christina Broom 
at The Museum of London Docklands
Head out on the Docklands Light Railway and get off at West India Quay to find the Museum of London Docklands. This brilliant small museum is presently hosting an absorbing exhibition on Christina Broom, the UK’s first female press photographer. Broom photographed everything from the University Boat Race on the Thames to the life of the Royal Mews and everyone from members of the Royal family to the young soldiers heading off to the Front in World War I.

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