The exhibition everyone’s vying to see at the moment is the Tate’s major Joan Miró retrospective, the first in the U.K. for nearly 50 years. Although his artwork is perhaps lesser known than Salvador Dalí’s, Miró was celebrated within the art world as one of the great Surrealists. Some 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints from his career, which spanned six decades, plot not only his travels from his roots in Catalonia to the French capital, but the turbulent moods in Europe throughout periods of political unrest such as the Spanish Civil War and World War II. Indeed, his language of symbols became a coveted mark of resistance and integrity within the context of Franco’s autocratic regime. Brush up on your art history at the exhibition until 11th September 2011.