The Cult of Beauty

26 Oct 2023-28 Apr 2024

Wellcome Collection
London NW1 2BE


Our major new exhibition explores notions of beauty across time and cultures.

Featuring over 200 items including historical objects, artworks, films and new commissions, it considers the influence of morality, status, health, age, race, and gender on the evolution of ideas about beauty. We invite visitors to question established norms and reflect on more inclusive definitions of beauty.