The best July events in London
What is it? A major spring exhibition at the National Gallery of the lesser-known Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida.
Why go? Very few of the Valencian's paintings are in UK public collections but that just makes this feast of landscapes, seascapes, garden and bathing scenes more worth a visit.
What is it? Tate Modern's major free exhibition does a number on reclaiming the term 'magic realism'.
Why go? Franz Roh, the German artist and critic coined the genre as a name for the art created in his home country following the emotionally fraught German Expressionist movement. Seventy paintings and works on paper are shown here, including some surely unmissable ones by the brilliant Otto Dix.
See you down the front!
What is it? The world's favourite sunflower-painted returns to London with 2019's EY exhibition at Tate Britain.
Why go? A lesser-known fact about the Dutch painter is that he was a bit of an Anglophile. Admire his artworks alongside those by British artists who, in turn, owe a debt to Van Gogh.
What is it? This spin-off from the beloved stripper comedy that made Channing Tatum a household name is co-directed by the man himself (alongside choreographer Alison Faulk).
Why go? It's billed as ‘a 360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular’, which we're guessing means ‘stripping’.
What is it? In 2003, visitors to Tate Modern went mad for Olafur Eliasson's Turbine Hall installation 'The Weather Project' and now he's back at the same galley with a big exhibition and an outside artwork.
Why go? He's even taking over the Terrace Bar, turning it into a vegetarian canteen.