Plan Some Exhibition Fun with Mum

If you’re planning to take your mum out this Mother’s Day, why not head to the capital, where there are lots of exhibitions going on? Even if you live in London, there are plenty of ways you can treat your leading lady to an art extravaganza or an interesting exhibit. Here are some things happening on March 15 that would provide plenty of entertainment for mum – and save you having to buy her an actual gift.

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If your mum is into fashion, she’ll love the retrospective Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Even if you can’t make it on the Sunday, you could get her tickets for the planet’s most popular fashion exhibit for later in the year, as it’s on until August 2. Another option is a trip to the Women Fashion Power exhibition at the Design Museum. It’s a look into the wardrobes of 25 ‘exceptional’ ladies Let’s face it, a bit of closet peeping is always good fun. If fashion photography is her thing, Mother’s Day marks the last chance to see the Guy Bourdin: Image Maker exhibition at Somerset House. This is a surreal and spectacular celebration of a four-decade-long career that might just bring back some fond memories for your mum, or even for yourself.

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For a bit of drama this Mother’s Day, head to the Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden show at Tate Modern. It’s Europe’s biggest ever exhibition of her work, so there’ll be plenty of tragedy on show from an artist who just loves to celebrate tragedy and spectacular falls from grace. If your mum likes nothing better than a serious debate, she’ll love FutureFest at Vinopolis. Taking her on a trip to the future has got to be more impressive than taking her for a balti at your local Indian restaurant, hasn’t it?