Best exhibitions to see in February

The Ministry of Food. New exhibition on wartime food rationing at the Imperial War Museum. 12th February – 3rd January 2011. Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. +44 (0)20 7416 5000.

Victoria Crowe: Collected Journeys. The exhibition gives an opportunity to see the development of ideas from initial responses through to completed images. Bohum Gallery, Henley-on-Thames. 8th February- 6th March. 01491 576 228.
The Anderson Collection of Art Noveau: The exhibition includes jewellery, furniture, glassware and metalware. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich. 9th February- 23rd May. 01603 592448.

The Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich from Feb 9 to May 23.

Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective- an examination of the extraordinary contribution of this seminal figure in Abstract Expressionism. Tate Modern, Level 4, 53 Bankside, London, SE1 9TG. 10 February- 3rd May. 020 7887 8888.

Silver in the Study: Scribing and Passing Time. The London Silver Vaults, Chancery Lane, London WC2. 8th February- 22nd May.

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An exhibition of unique baskets, Bushman paintings and prints from the heart of Botswana at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street, London W1 from 11 Feb-14 Mar.

Paul Nash: the Elements at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London from 10 Feb-9 May.  See Country Life review Feb 10 2010

Hiroshi Suzuki: Silver Waves – works by the Japanese silversmith at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London from 8 Feb-6 Mar.  See Country Life review Feb 3 2010

The Artist’s Studio, featuring paintings by Cezanne, Gertler and Gwen John and photographs by Bruce Bernard, Gautier Deblonde and Perry Ogden, an easel from the studio of Joshua Reynolds and painting equipment belonging to Turner.  On at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich from Feb 9 to May 23.

Clouds and Myths: Monotypes by Lino Mannocci and a complementary exhibition: The Angel and the Virgin: A Brief History of the Annunciation, at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge 9 Feb-9 May.  01223 332900

Peter Blake: Alphabet – a set of bold and colourful silkscreen prints, one for each letter of the alphabet, a touring exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank, London from 12 Feb-14 Mar.


The Conversation Piece: Scenes of Fashionable Life at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London. Until 14 February.

Twentieth Century and Contemporary Prints, including works by Patrick Caulfield, Prunella Clough, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Paula Rego, Bridget Riley and Philip Sutton at The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset from 23 Jan-13 Feb.  01258 863866