|The Herbert||Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP
024 7623 7521
|Face to Face – portraits through time, including loans from the National Portrait Gallery, until June 4.
Coventry Arts Consortium, April 1 – 23.
Interesting and often-changing collection on display in galleries under headings including Art Since 1900, Godiva, Elements (natural history), History, Old Masters, Peace and Reconciliation, Sculpture, In store (can be visited).
|Mead Gallery||Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
024 7652 4524
|Exhibitions often by internationally-known artists during term time only – next one From Far Away Uncle Moon Calls, major exhibition by Subodha Gupta – January 14 – March 11.|
|Artists’ Workhouse||Artists Workhouse, The Royal Victoria Works, off Redditch Road, Studley, B80 7AU
|Next exhibition – group show of Artists Workhouse artists and guests, Portraits (part 1) – March 4 – 12.|
|Compton Verney||Compton Verney, near Wellesbourne, CV35 9HZ
|The exhibition spaces close over winter. The next show is Creating the Countryside, Thomas Gainsborough To Today, which brings together Old Masters with contemporary artists, March 18 – June 18.|
|Deasil Gallery||44 Oxford Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4RA
|Small gallery with new exhibitions every three weeks. Neil Moore, The Answer? exhibition by realist painter, until March 30.|
|Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum||The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
|Journey Through Japan, featuring loaned items and pieces from the gallery’s own collection – January 20 – April 2. The Open 2017, April 14 – June 25.
Interesting, varied and often changing permanent collection featuring works from several centuries too.
|Lewis Gallery||Rugby School, off Barby Road, Rugby
|Regular exhibitions, open weekday afternoons only.|
|Museum & Art Gallery||Riversley Park, Nuneaton, CV11 5TU
024 7635 0720
|The Man Behind the Museum, exhibition about the life of Edward Ferdinand Melly who founded the museum in 1917, on until May 14. The BFG in Pictures, until June 14. Festival of Arts, photography, until April 2.
Permanent displays of the gallery’s painting collection, plus local history, and George Eliot and the riting Room.
|Royal Shakespeare Theatre||Stratford-upon-Avon||Draw New Mischief, exhibition to accompany the Rome season, exploring 250 years of Shakespeare and political cartoons, until 15 September. The Play’s the Thing, family-friendly exhibition from 100 years of play making, until 25 February 2018.|
|Rugby Art Gallery & Museum.||Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ
|Sculpting the Museum, site specific response to the architecture and collections of the gallery by Michael Shaw – until March 25. Our Sporting Life, a look back at sport in the borough, until March 25.
The gallery also has Floor One gallery which hosts frequently changing exhibitions.
|The White Room||111 Regent Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4NU
|Op Art Past and Present, various artists – until January 2017.
Gallery above graphics shop (ask to be let in), regular exhibitions generally of prints or paintings, by local or international artists.
|Artix Gallery||School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX
|Take 13: Women Celebrating Colour, until March 26. John Tedstone: Chronophonbia, an exhibition about animals living in a world without people, 29 March – 23 April.|
|Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham||The Barber Institute of Fine Arts University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham, B15 2TS
0121 414 7333
|Francis Bacon: Two Figures in a Room, on loan from the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, until 26 March. Copying the Masters, printworks, until 7 May. Excavating Empire – David Talbot Rice and the Rediscovery of Byzantium, photos, notes and drawings shown for the first time, until 11 June. Tumbleweed, sculptural work by NAWM artist Hannah Honeywill, until June 4. The Imperial Legacy in Coinage and Culture – until April 24.
Amazing permanent collection including major works by some of the biggest names and best-known artists in Western art, plus a huge drawing collection, and coin gallery.
|Bilston Craft Gallery||Mount Pleasant, Bilston, WV14 7LU
|Bowls, Buckets and Bedsteads – Bilston industries between the wars – January 14 – March 25.|
|Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery||Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH
0121 348 8000
|New Art West Midlands – works by recent graduates of Midlands art schools, until May 14. We Built This City, exploration of the contribution of the Irish community to building the city, until 28 May. Birmingham People and Change in the Inner City, exploring how ordinary people have been represented in art in the 20th and 21st centuries – until March 31. Birmingham Big Art Project, have your say on a new piece of public art – until April 23. I want!I Want! Art and Technology, a selection of Arts Council works by artists working with technology, 1 April – October 1.
Excellent large and varied permanent collection which is especially strong on the Pre-Raphaelites, David Cox, 18th and 19th century British drawings, Italian Baroque, modern and contemporary art, and applied art.
|Ikon Gallery||1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS
0121 248 0708
|Jean Painleve, first solo UK exhibition of French filmmaker and photographer of marine life. Oliver Beer, largest show yet by British artist working with film, sculpture and sound. Both 15 March – 4 June.|
|Mac||Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
0121 446 3232
|New Art West Midlands 2017 – February 18 – May 14. Beyond the Door: The Koestler Exhibition for the West Midlands -until March 25. Made at mac: explore photomontage until April 2. Here and Now, first curated exhibition of contemporary tapestry in England for 20 years, April 1 – June 4.|
|RBSA Gallery||4 Brook Street, St Paul’s Birmingham, B3 1SA
0121 236 4353
|Into the Woods, ceramics, jewellery and textiles inspired by woodlands, until May 20. Porcelain People on Pots, works by Gillian Lockwood until March 25. Paintings by Thomas Ashby contrasting the coastline of Cork and Tysoe in Warwickshire, until May 6.|
|The New Art Gallery||Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG
|A World Within, works drawn from many influences by Idris Khan, until May 7. Andrew Gillespie, Anti-Scrape, works around the application of print and the appropriation of forms and imagery from popular media, until April 23. Scenes of Walsall, works from 1825 until today, until July 16.
The gallery also has an excellent permanent collection, including the Garman Ryan Collection gifted to Walsall in 1973 and containing 365 works by some of the West’s best-known artists plus artefacts from cultures around the world.
|Wolverhampton Art Gallery||Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU
|New Art West Midlands, until May 14. Guy Sherwin: Light and Paint 2017, a return to the Chelsea School of Art graduate’s earlier practices, until April 2. Michael Brennand Wood – Seeds of Memory, a look at the 40-year career of textile artist, until May 7. A Curious Turn, mechanical sculptures brought to life in show of automata, until May 21.|
|900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA
|Flashback, on site and online look back at the exhibitions in the gallery’s 16-year history, until 31 March 2017.
The main gallery will reopen in 2017 after renovation and expansion.
|Northampton Museum & Art Gallery
|Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP
|Closed for expansion project until 2018.|
|NN, Contemporary Art Northampton||Number Nine, Guildhall Road Northampton, NN1 1DP, UK
|James Smith – Memorability as an Image, photographic studies about loss, vision and a post war movement that refuses to die, March 17 – May 6.|
|Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum||Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT
|Enquiring Minds, artworks featuring amazing activities and discoveries, until November 11. David Cox and his Contemporaries, exhibition supported by loans of Constable and Turner, until June 3.
Plus permanent displays.