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Ed Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire' painting cycle of 183336, has his work displayed in Room 1 of the National Gallery at the same time as Cole's influential work can be seen in the Ground Floor Galleries. Compare and contrast Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' showing the industrial buildings of LA with Cole's grandiose vision of classical civilisation. Two very different approaches to the cyclical nature of civilisation, both dealing with the theme of "progress, or the course of progress".

 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  21% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  25% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  38% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May to 10th August 2019
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut at Wyndham's Theatre opposite Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey. The star of ...More
 
 
 
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The Price
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th February to 27th April 2019
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
This February, Wyndham's Theatre presents a new adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Price as a 50th anniversary celebration of the work. Directed by Jonathan Church, the ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 3 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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National Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
The National Gallery's National Dining Rooms restaurant won Time Out's Best British Restaurant Award in 2007 for good reasons - they do all sorts of great ... More
 
 
 
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Les Deux Salons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 

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More Than Muses: A Feminist Guide To Art HistoryMore Than Muses: A Feminist Guide To Art HistoryExhibitions & Art, Painting.2019-04-26T14:00:00+01002019-07-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Miss Hoodoo And The Delta Boys
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The London blues and soul band consists of Bridgette Amofah on vocals, with a horn section led by Chris Webster, ...More

Rip It Up
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Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from Ed Ruscha: Course Of Empire

Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd, Louis Smith and Jay McGuiness are joined by JLS favourite Aston Merrygold to sing ...More

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Theatre | Until 20th July 2019 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from Ed Ruscha: Course Of Empire

Tom Burke, the actor who plays detective Cormoran Strike in the BBC series based on JK Rowling's crime novels, and ...More

 
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Comedy | On 24th April 2019 

Ruby Blue 3 minutes walk from Ed Ruscha: Course Of Empire

Sharp and provocative humour from Dane Baptiste. Also featuring Marlon Davis and Laura Lexx....More

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: The Taming Of The Shrew
Theatre | Until 1st June 2019 

Leicester Square Theatre 4 minutes walk from Ed Ruscha: Course Of Empire

The award-winning troupe presents the story of Shakespeare's wildest lovers, complete with a single drunken thespian thrown into the mix....More

The Comedy Store Players
Comedy | On 24th April 2019 

Comedy Store 4 minutes walk from Ed Ruscha: Course Of Empire

Improvisational humour from Andy Smart, Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, Lee Simpson and Suki Webster....More

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
Theatre | Until 19th January 2020 

Palace Theatre 6 minutes walk from Ed Ruscha: Course Of Empire

Harry contends with the ghosts of the past while his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of a family ...More

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Theatre | Until 19th January 2020 

Palace Theatre 6 minutes walk from Ed Ruscha: Course Of Empire

John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is ...More

Thriller Live
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Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 6 minutes walk from Ed Ruscha: Course Of Empire

Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
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Cambridge Theatre 6 minutes walk from Ed Ruscha: Course Of Empire

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