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Into the Night

Into the Night creative

A journey into the world’s most iconic cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art through the lens of pioneering artists at Barbican Art Gallery.

Barbican Art Gallery until 2 Jan 2020. Standard tickets £15, with concessions available.

This landmark Barbican exhibition explores the history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to New York, Paris, Mexico City, Berlin, Vienna, and Ibadan. Discover works of art, many rarely seen in the UK, as well as life-size recreations of avant-garde spaces.

Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, Into the Night celebrates the creativity of the spaces in which artists, performers, designers, musicians and writers congregated to push the boundaries of artistic expression. The exhibition offers insight into the immersive Cabaret Fledermaus in turn-of-the-century Vienna; the heady atmosphere of Berlin clubs in Weimar Germany; the pulsating energy of the jazz scene in Harlem, New York; the vibrant context of the Mbari clubs in 1960s Nigeria; and more.

Sun–Tue 10am–6pm

Wed–Sat 10am–8pm