On June 23, 2016, more than 30 million people in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. There are a lot of people unhappy with the decision, but if Britain believes it can stand on its own, we thought we ought to find out why. This week,BAZAAR.com is bringing you the best of everything from across the pond (fashion, food, culture, etiquette and more) in what we have coined, #BritWeek.
Tate Britain: ‘Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites Through the Modern Age’
Featuring works by John Everett Millais, John Singer Sargent and Julia Margaret Cameron, this exhibition pairs photos created during the early years of photography alongside the striking paintings that inspired them.
Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites Through the Modern Age is on display through September 25 at the Tate Britain in London.
Tate Modern: ‘Georgia O’Keeffe’
The Tate Modern gathers Georgia O’Keeffe’s most important works in this comprehensive display, including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932, the most expensive painting by a female artist to sell at auction ($44.4 million in 2014).
Georgia O’Keeffe is on display from July 6 to October 30 at the Tate Modern.
The Barbican Art Gallery: ‘The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined’
As trends shift through the years, so does society’s definition of indecency. Through works from the likes of Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood, this exhibition poses the question, “What is good taste, anyway?”
The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined is on display from October 13 through February 5, 2017 at the Barbican in London.
The Photographers’ Gallery: ‘Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity’
This exhibition—featuring both studio and street style shots—explores the concept of the “dandy'” and how it contrasts with the traditional definition of black masculinity.
Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity is on display from July 15 to September 25 at The Photographers’ Gallery in London.
The Bowes Museum: ‘English Rose: Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent’
Housed in a grand 19th-century mansion in northeast England, the Bowes Museum plays host to art from all over Europe. This summer, take in the works of great English painters such as Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds and George Romney inEnglish Rose: Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent.
English Rose: Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent is on display from May 14 to September 25 at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, England.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery: ‘Facing the World: Self-Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei’
The self-portrait has captivated artists since antiquity. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery gathers those created by Rigaud, Munch, Warhol, Emin and many more for a closer look at how an artist perceives him or herself.
Facing the World: Self-Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei is on display from Juy 16 to October 16 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
National Gallery: ‘Painters’ Paintings’
What sort of images captivate the people who create them? This is the question Painters’ Paintingsat the National Gallery seeks to ask. See paintings owned by Degas, Matisse and Van Dyck from the likes of Cezanne, Gainsborough and more.
Painters’ Paintings is on display from June 23 to September 4 at the National Gallery in London.
V&A: ‘Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear’
Explore the intriguing—and often scandalous—history of the undergarment as it travels from utilitarian unmentionable to salacious outerwear.
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear is on display through March 12, 2017 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
National Portait Gallery: ‘Picasso Portraits’
London’s National Portrait Gallery welcomes more than 80 works depicting the artist’s closest friends and family spanning the many periods of his career.
Picasso Portraits is on display from October 6 through February 5, 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery in London.