There is so much more to November than just the drawn out build up to Christmas once Halloween is over. This month is packed full of culture and Liverpool once again is brimming with things to do and see; here’s some of the top art and museum exhibitions which you should make sure not to miss this month!

The Walker Art Gallery

This popular gallery up near Lime Street is home to one of England’s largest collections of art and never fails to impress its visitors. The newest exhibition to be featured in this prestigious venue is Grayson Perry’s Dresses which opens on the 4th November and will run until February 2018. Subtitled ‘Making Himself Claire’, Turner prize winner Perry’s dresses will be on display to give an insight into cross-dressing with a variety of Perry’s designs. Also, while you’re at the gallery, the exhibition Coming Out is coming to an end on the 5th November so you’ll need to hurry if you want to see it in time! The Lubaina Hamid exhibition also continues right through November and is running until March.

Grayson Perry at the Walker Art Gallery Museum

The Tate Liverpool

The Tate gallery, situated at the docks, is kick-starting three brand new exhibitions all on the 17th of November. The John Piper exhibition will showcase the modern British art of Piper who is understood to be one of the most influential yet overlooked artists of his time (see featured image). The work of Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley will also be on display in the We Are Ghosts exhibition which re-imagines the experiences of those in the US Navy as WWII ended.

Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, This Is Offal 2016. Courtesy of the artists and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London.

The Tate is also presenting an exhibition titled Surrealism in Egypt: Art et Liberté 1938 – 1948 as a further alternative to the displays already on show. This will feature many paintings, photographs and documents, most of which are being exhibited for the first time in the UK. As well as this, don’t forget that Roy Lichtenstein in Focus is continuing to run right through until June 2018! With such a versatile range of exhibitions, there is something for all art-lovers on offer this month.

Inji Efflatoun, Untitled 1942. Image courtesy of Sheikh Hassan. M. A. AL. Thani Qatar.

Open Eye Gallery

The Open Eye Gallery is a favourite for those seeking minimalist independent exhibitions which pack a punch. The Finding Fangorn exhibition started on the 26th October and is running until the 26th November for one month only and features pictures taken by a father for his son, inspired by Toklien’s works. Additionally, The Cultural Shifts exhibition is continuing right through until just before Christmas.

Victoria Gallery and Museum

This University building is always a favourite for students showing visiting family around and is home to some really interesting temporary displays. There are many continuing exhibitions which will be still available to view in November. In particular the Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld which started at the end of October and will be running until Autumn 2018 so November will be a great opportunity to see the exhibition before everyone else gets a chance. The World Museum is also still exhibiting an incredibly interesting Ancient Egypt exhibition which is definitely also worth a visit!

Victoria Gallery and Museum – Book of the Dead, 2017

Don’t forget to check out other great venues like FACT, the Bluecoat and all the museums down at the Docks which also have continuing exhibitions throughout November. There are also several smaller exhibitions taking place or continuing throughout November which if you love finding hidden treasures you should be sure to check out – http://www.artinliverpool.com/upcoming-exhibitions/ Also check this site out if you live slightly further afield and are interested in exhibitions in places like Warrington museum and art gallery & the Lady Lever Art Gallery on the Wirral. Hopefully everyone can find something which interests them this month which proves November can be just as exciting as December!