July is here and things are hotting up. Our team of specialists have chosen their pick of the best exhibitions to see this month, along with some rare book recommendations, to help you stay cool and inspired.

1. Tate Modern: Surrealism Beyond Borders

Based on extensive research, the exhibition reconsiders the true 'movement' of Surrealism by showing how artists around the world have been inspired and united by surrealism – from centres as diverse as Buenos Aires, Cairo, Lisbon, Mexico City, Prague, Seoul, and Tokyo.

Arturo SCHWARZ (editor)

Surrealism between two wars


Salvador DALI (illustrator)

Wine, Women and Words


2. Barbican: Our Time on Earth

An immersive and interactive that explores radical ideas from around the world that address how human beings live. It invites visitors to find out they can reveal the natural world like never before and approach the climate crisis in a way that inspires hope and positivity.

Pieter CRAMER & Caspar STOLL

Papillons Exotiques


William CURTIS

Flora Londinensis


3. National Gallery: Raphael

One of the first ever exhibitions to explore Raphael's complete career. You will see his celebrated paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry and prints.

Raphael and others

Loggie de Rafaele nel Vaticano



Fourteen copper engraved plates from the first part of the Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano series, with beautiful contemporary hand colour.

4. Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Robert Indiana 1958-2018

The first major UK exhibition of sculpture, painting and prints by American artist Robert Indiana, spanning a 60 year career in sculpture, painting and prints spanning.


The Book of Love: A Portfolio of 12 Original Poems & 12 Original Prints


Indiana’s most elaborate extension of the motif, including twelve of his own love poems written between 1958-73 and 12 different variations of the icon.


Jointly presented by Shapero Rare Books and Shapero Modern, the Summer Show is now open.

This is a selling exhibition celebrating the brilliance and diversity of modern and contemporary printmaking, artists include Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, David Hockney, Frank Stella and Pablo Picasso.