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Take One PictureTake One PictureThe exhibition celebrates the work of children from 27 schools across the UK who have produced paintings, prints, designs and more inspired by Pintoricchio's Penelope With The Suitors.2018-06-25T10:00:00+01002018-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Take One Picture
 
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 wit2018-06-25T00:00:00+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
 
Monet & ArchitectureMonet & ArchitectureMajor exhibition comprising some of Claude Monet's greatest paintings depicting architecture from the 1860s onwards.2018-06-25T10:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Ongoing
Monet & Architecture
 
Ed Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd 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 buildi2018-06-25T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th June to 7th October 2018
Ed 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 ... 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 h2018-06-25T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Ongoing

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
 
Thomas Cole: Eden To EmpireThomas Cole: Eden To EmpireCole's paintings of American landscapes are shown alongside the masterpieces that inspired him, such as swirling storms painted by Turner and nightmarish battle scenes created by Constable.2018-06-25T10:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Ongoing
Thomas Cole: Eden To Empire
 
Stories of Art: 1800-1925Stories of Art: 1800-1925Exhibitions & Art, Painting.2018-06-30T14:00:00+01002018-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Stories of Art: 1800-1925
 
Celebrate Pride: Life Drawing With SketchSeshCelebrate Pride: Life Drawing With SketchSeshArt workshop.2018-07-06T18:30:00+01002018-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Celebrate Pride: Life Drawing With SketchSesh
 
Picture Of Pride: Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec's 'The Two Friends'Picture Of Pride: Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec's 'The Two Friends'2018-07-06T18:30:00+01002018-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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On Soon
Picture Of Pride: Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec's 'The Two Friends'
 
Monet And MusicMonet And MusicKitty Whately, mezzo-soprano, violinist Sophie Rosa and pianist Sholto Kynoch perform Debussy's Violin Sonata, Faure's La Bonne Chanson and Saint-Saens' Violons Dans Le Soir.2018-07-12T13:00:00+01002018-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Monet And Music
 
How To Draw: FeetHow To Draw: FeetArt workshop.2018-07-14T11:00:00+01002018-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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On Soon
How To Draw: Feet
 
A Mindful Look: BotticelliA Mindful Look: BotticelliArt workshop.2018-07-19T14:00:00+01002018-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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A Mindful Look: Botticelli
 
Janina Ramirez In ConversationJanina Ramirez In ConversationLiterary, Talk2018-07-20T18:30:00+01002018-07-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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On Soon
Janina Ramirez In Conversation
 
The Forensic Eye: Titian And VeroneseThe Forensic Eye: Titian And VeroneseArt workshop2018-07-21T13:30:00+01002018-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
The Forensic Eye: Titian And Veronese
 
The Storms Of Time: Art, Landscape, And CivilisationThe Storms Of Time: Art, Landscape, And CivilisationArt workshop.2018-07-23T11:00:00+01002018-07-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
The Storms Of Time: Art, Landscape, And Civilisation
 
Picture Of The Month Club: Rousseau's Surprised!Picture Of The Month Club: Rousseau's Surprised!Discussion.2018-08-07T12:45:00+01002018-08-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Picture Of The Month Club: Rousseau's Surprised!
 
How To Draw: CityscapesHow To Draw: CityscapesLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-08-11T11:00:00+01002018-08-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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How To Draw: Cityscapes
 
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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BP Portrait Award 2018
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Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

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Concerts | On 25th June 2018 

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Choral Evensong
Concerts | On 25th June 2018 

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Young Frankenstein
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Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

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The Moderate Soprano
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Theatre | Until 30th June 2018 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

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Royal Opera House BP Big Screens
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Concerts | Until 12th July 2018 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Gallery

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Kiss Me, Kate
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Concerts | Until 30th June 2018 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from National Gallery

Opera North's award-winning production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate, comes to the London Coliseum for a ...More

 
Soho Music Month
Concerts | Until 1st July 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

This summer, a number of top London venues are joining in on Soho Music Month, which launches this year in ...More

Red
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Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko prepares for the greatest challenge of his career under the gaze of his loyal ...More

LIFT Festival
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Theatre | Until 22nd July 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

The London International Festival of Theatre (or LIFT, if you prefer) returns to the capital in 2018 at theatres, arts ...More

 

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RAF100 Parade and Flypast
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The Mall

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Royal Artillery Square

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