Upcoming Exhibitions

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Sounds of the City

Opening 19 May 2017

Where does your ear meet your eye? Sounds of the City, an exhibition featuring the best 100 entries from The Prize for Illustration 2017, opens on Friday 19 May and features a colourful and exciting visual interpretation of sounds heard in the hubbub and quiet spaces of the UK’s vibrant and multi-layered cities.

Capturing the artists’ relationship with sound, we see inspiration taken from natural to man-made city environments featuring the common, the curious, the distinctive and persistent chorus of sounds we hear in our cities 24/7.

The Prize for Illustration is in partnership with The Association of Illustrators.

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Poster Girls

Opening 13 October 2017 

Girl power comes to Covent Garden when Poster Girls - a major new exhibition about 20th and 21st century female graphic artists opens at the Museum in the autumn of 2017.

Poster Girls will highlight some of the key female artists who have designed for London Transport and Transport for London including Dora Batty, Herry Perry, Laura Knight, Anna Zinkeisen, Margaret Calkin James and Freda Lingstrom. The artists and featured work will be examined and contextualised by both the era in which they lived and worked and their style, looking at influences both from within the design community and from the wider world. 

As well as stunning original posters from London Transport Museum’s collection, Poster Girls will include accompanying material such as letters, books and ceramics, photographs and original artworks. The exhibition will look at their diverse portfolios beyond posters and the context in which they were designing posters, the background story to their careers, and, importantly, their influence on 20th century design.