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Lake Keitele: A Vision of FinlandLake Keitele: A Vision of FinlandLake Keitele: A Vision of FinlandThe National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting Finland Gallen-Kallela fell in love with the beauty of the Finnish landscape and returned to Lake Keitele over and over again, depicting it several times in his work. Now one of the most popul2018-01-21T00:00:00+00002018-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  15th November 2017 to 4th February 2018
The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting F... More about this event
 
Monochrome: Painting in Black and WhiteMonochrome: Painting in Black and WhiteMonochrome: Painting in Black and WhiteDiscover the origins of black and white paintings with The National Gallery's new exhibition, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White. From its beginnings in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into the 21st century, the first exhibition of its kind will explore the tradition of painting with predominantly black and white pigments, which ha2018-01-21T00:00:00+00002018-02-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  30th October 2017 to 18th February 2018
Discover the origins of black and white paintings with The National Gallery's new exhibition, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White. From its beginnings in t... More about this event
 
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-RaphaelitesReflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-RaphaelitesReflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-RaphaelitesThis year, the National Gallery brings together Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums for the first time. Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites explores how the Arnolfini Portrait was one of the inspirations used by the Pre-Raphaelites to forge a radical new style of painting. Acq2018-01-21T00:00:00+00002018-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  4th October 2017 to 2nd April 2018
This year, the National Gallery brings together Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums for the firs... More about this event
 
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The BurrellDrawn In Colour: Degas From The BurrellDrawn In Colour: Degas From The BurrellMarking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest creative figures of French art. Pulling together 13 pastels, three drawings, and four oil paintings from the collection of shipping magnate Sir William Burrell, these stunning works will b2018-01-21T00:00:00+00002018-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Craft | PRICING  Free  
DATES  20th September 2017 to 7th May 2018
Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell is a fitting tribute to one of the greate... More about this event
 
Stories of Art: 1500 - 1600Stories of Art: 1500 - 1600Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-01-24T14:00:00+00002018-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Stories of Art: 1500 - 1600
 
Life Drawing Class: Raphael And Dressing The NudeLife Drawing Class: Raphael And Dressing The NudeLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-01-26T18:30:00+00002018-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Life Drawing Class: Raphael And Dressing The Nude
 
Storytelling: Lake Keitele And The Legend Of KalevalaStorytelling: Lake Keitele And The Legend Of KalevalaLiterary & Education, Storytelling.2018-01-26T18:30:00+00002018-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Storytelling: Lake Keitele And The Legend Of Kalevala
 
Andrew Marr In Conversation With The National GalleryAndrew Marr In Conversation With The National GalleryLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-02-02T18:30:00+00002018-02-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Andrew Marr In Conversation With The National Gallery
 
How To Draw: WaterHow To Draw: WaterLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-02-03T14:00:00+00002018-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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How To Draw: Water
 
The Art Of Tranquility: Lake Keitele Mindfulness ClassThe Art Of Tranquility: Lake Keitele Mindfulness ClassLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-02-03T14:00:00+00002018-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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The Art Of Tranquility: Lake Keitele Mindfulness Class
 
Group Discussion: Van Dyck's Portrait Of George GageGroup Discussion: Van Dyck's Portrait Of George GageLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-02-13T12:45:00+00002018-02-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Group Discussion: Van Dyck's Portrait Of George Gage
 
How To Draw: SkyHow To Draw: SkyLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-02-17T11:00:00+00002018-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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How To Draw: Sky
 
Stories Of Art: 1600 - 1700Stories Of Art: 1600 - 1700Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-02-21T14:00:00+00002018-03-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Stories Of Art: 1600 - 1700
 
Degas And The MonoprintDegas And The MonoprintLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-02-23T18:30:00+00002018-02-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Degas And The Monoprint
 
Murillo: The Self PortraitsMurillo: The Self PortraitsMurillo: The Self PortraitsReuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo for the first time in over three hundred years, this free National Gallery exhibition marks the 400th anniversary of the artist's birth. One of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is well known for his religious paintings and depictions of street c2018-02-24T10:00:00+00002018-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Free Event 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  24th February to 21st May 2018
Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo for the first time in over three hundred years, this free National Gallery exhibition marks the 400th an... More about this event
 
Tacita Dean: Still LifeTacita Dean: Still LifeAn exploration of the genre by the leading contemporary practitioner featuring a new film diptych made especially for the exhibition, Ideas for Sculpture in a Setting and Prisoner Pair.2018-03-15T10:00:00+00002018-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Free Event 
Tacita Dean: Still Life
 
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & ArchitectureThe Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & ArchitectureThe Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & ArchitectureMonet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind - but buildings played important and unexpected roles in his pictures. With Monet & Architecture the National Gallery presents the great French master in a new light. The first exhibition devoted to Monet's relationship wit2018-04-09T00:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Galleries
PRICING  Admission charge
DATES  9th April to 29th July 2018
Monet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind - but buildings played important... More about this event
 
Ed Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale 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 industria2018-06-11T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th June to 7th October 2018
Ed Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire'painting cycle of 183336, has his work displayed ... More about this event
 
Thomas Cole's JourneyThomas Cole's JourneyThomas Cole's JourneyThe National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th century, as a major global figure in 19th-century landscape art. Displaying Cole's paintings alongside those of his contemporaries, including Turner and Constable, among others, we get a better understanding of h2018-06-11T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th June to 7th October 2018
The National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th century, as a major g... More about this event
 
Mantegna and BelliniMantegna and BelliniMantegna and BelliniGiovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, are presented side by side at the National Gallery. Through major works of art - paintings, drawings and particularly sculpture, which greatly influenced both - the exhibition compares the work of the two artists. The dis2018-10-01T00:00:00+01002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  Admission charge tbc
DATES  1st October 2018 to 27th January 2019
Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, are presented side by side at ... More about this event
 
Lorenzo Lotto PortraitsLorenzo Lotto PortraitsLorenzo Lotto PortraitsRegarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters and played with symbolism to add meaning to his portraits. Alongside his paintings of clerics, merchants and humanists on display at the National Gallery are some of the objects they were painted with - carpets, s2018-11-05T00:00:00+00002019-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  Admission charge tbc
DATES  5th November 2018 to 10th February 2019
Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters and played with symbol... More about this event
 
 
 

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
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Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2018 

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Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2018 

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Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

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Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

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Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

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London International Mime Festival 2018
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Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

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99 Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 21st January 2018 

Ruby Blue 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

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The Book Of Mormon
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Theatre | Until 31st March 2018 

Prince of Wales Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Gallery

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The Phantom of the Opera
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Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Her Majesty's Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Gallery

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Concerts | On 21st January 2018 

St Paul's Covent Garden 4 minutes walk from National Gallery

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Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
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Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

The Potato Puppet Playground
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Kids Events | From 17th February 

The CentrE17

The humble potato becomes the root of spud-related ...More

 
Valentine's DIY Porn Workshop
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

Things are getting raunchy at The Book Club this Valentine's Day with the DIY Porn Workshop. For those who have always wanted to create a naughty home movie ...More

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CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

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Theatre | From 10th February 

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