More Art highlights for 2018

From celebrity closet gazing, through to fanfare openings and reopenings, surreal theatricality, Parisian delights and Michael Jackson, there is much on offer from the arts world to fill your diary from spring to winter this coming year. People’s wardrobes and what they chose to keep in them is their business. Unless they are very famous, when they become our business. Or, good business, in the case of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Based in London’s South Kensington area, the V&A – one of the UK’s leading arts venues– has become a celebrity closet specialist. It did very well with an exhibition of David Bowie’s outfits in 2013, followed in 2015 by another dedicated to the fashion designer Alexander McQueen. The next popular icon to get the museum’s blockbuster frock treatment is the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, in its summer show: Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe (16 June – 4 November). The wardrobe in question had been sealed for 50 years at her home – The Blue House (La Casa Azul) – in Mexico City. This was on the instruction of her husband, the muralist Diego Rivera, when Kahlo died aged 47 in 1954. More art highlights for 2018 * Bridget Riley at David Zwirner Gallery (19 January – 10 March) * Charles I: King and Collector at Royal Academy (27 Jan – 15 April) * Bacon and Freud at Tate Britain (28 February – 27 August) * Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy at Tate Modern (8 March – 9 September) * Egon Schiele at Tate Liverpool (24 May – 23 September) * Ed Ruscha at the National Gallery (11 June – 7 October) * Mantegna and Bellini at the National Gallery (1 October – 27 January 2019) *

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