Exhibitions

Explore the exhibitions
Tricks of the Trade

Explore photographs of the fruit of labour of farmers, inventors, craftsmen and factory workers.

Visions of War

Discover World War I artists and soldiers and their painting, drawing, sculpture on the Western Front.

An Ecstasy of Beauty

Trace the journeys of Finnish artists from the 1880s to the 1930s, across north Africa and the Middle East to New York and New Mexico.

Music and Mechanics

See how sound can be created, explored and measured using mechanics, and how acoustic instruments have influenced mechanical ones.

Power to the People

Learn how the medium of photography was used to capture crowds on film in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In the Footsteps of the 1946 Ogooué-Congo Mission

Discover first sound recordings of Pygmy music collected by the French ethnomusicologist Gilbert Rouget.

Seven Men, One Leg

Learn how soldiers after World War I rehabilitate and reintegrate into society, overcoming physical and mental consequences of service.

Industrial Photography in the Machine Age

Go back in time to the factories, cities and workshops of the early 20th century thanks to fascinating industrial photos.

Past to Present

See how fashion uses its own past to constantly rewrite its history by comparing garments from the past with outfits by contemporary designers.

Art Nouveau

Explore this exhibition about Art Nouveau history, important artists and artworks in glass, ceramics, jewellery architecture and advertising.

Picture this!

Discover the cities of Southeastern Europe presented on the collection of vintage postcards showcasing their heritage.

Sausages and Cigars for Christmas

Take a look into a daily life of German artillery officer, Max Kranz, and other men from Hatzenport during World War I.

The Colossus of Leonardo da Vinci

Read the story of monumental never-completed equestrian bronze - one of the most audacious project of the Italian Renaissance.

Towards abstraction

In the final chapter of Faces of Europe, we’ll see how artists deployed avant-garde styles in the genres of portraiture, landscape and folk art, on a path to total abstraction.

Painting Modern Lives

In this chapter we survey European art after the Industrial Revolution, examining realism, the status of female artists, and new directions at the end of the 19th century.

Academic art and new directions

In the fifth chapter of Faces of Europe, we learn about fine art academies and about artists who worked outside of them and pursued artistic directions of their own.

The inspiration of nature

In this chapter, we discover how artists across Europe expressed themselves through landscape painting, at home and abroad.

Revolution and war

In the third chapter of Faces of Europe, we discover how artists across Europe depicted wars for vanishing kingdoms and recorded revolutionary events that changed the course of history.

Baroque and Enlightenment

In the second chapter of Faces of Europe, we explore the dramatic art of the Baroque, examine portraiture and patronage, and learn how artists reflected the ideas of the Enlightenment.

Divinity and Discovery

In the first chapter of Faces of Europe exhibition, our journey starts with the medieval pioneers of paint and perspective in Gothic and Renaissance times.