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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 buildi2018-09-22T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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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 h2018-09-22T00:00:00+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
 
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.2018-09-22T10:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Thomas Cole: Eden To Empire
 
Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To CezanneCourtauld Impressionists: From Manet To CezanneHighlights from the Courtauld Gallery, including famous works by Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Manet, and Seurat alongside a selection of much-loved Impressionist paintings from the Gallery's own holdings.2018-09-22T10:00:00+01002019-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To Cezanne
 
Life Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Manet With SketchSeshLife Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Manet With SketchSeshLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-09-29T13:30:00+01002018-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Life Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Manet With SketchSesh
 
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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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
 
Mantegna And Bellini: Painting The RenaissanceMantegna And Bellini: Painting The RenaissanceLiterary & Education, Lecture.2018-11-07T14:00:00+00002018-11-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Mantegna And Bellini: Painting The Renaissance
 
Will Gompertz On The ImpressionistsWill Gompertz On The ImpressionistsLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-11-16T18:30:00+00002018-11-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Will Gompertz On The Impressionists
 
Renaissance Faces: Lotto's PortraitsRenaissance Faces: Lotto's PortraitsLiterary & Education, Lecture.2018-11-22T11:00:00+00002018-11-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Renaissance Faces: Lotto's Portraits
 
Life Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Cezanne With SketchSeshLife Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Cezanne With SketchSeshLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-11-24T13:30:00+00002018-11-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Life Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Cezanne With SketchSesh
 
Rachel Maclean: In Dialogue With The National GalleryRachel Maclean: In Dialogue With The National GalleryA display of Scottish artist Rachel Maclean's 2012 film 'The Lion and The Unicorn'.2018-11-29T10:00:00+00002019-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Rachel Maclean: In Dialogue With The National Gallery
 
 
 

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Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Exhibitions | Until 21st October 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

For Michael Jackson fans and super-fans - and it doesn't get more committed than the 16 singing Thriller in Candice ...More

 
BP Portrait Award 2018
BP Portrait Award 2018
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 39th year at the National Portrait ...More

 
Es Devlin: Please Feed the Lions
Es Devlin: Please Feed the Lions
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Gallery

A fifth, fluorescent red lion joins the pride in Trafalgar Square this September. London set designer Es Devlin, who has ...More

 
The London Design Festival 2018
The London Design Festival 2018
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Celebrating London as the gateway to international design, the London Design Festival returns for a 16th year in 2018 with ...More

 
Open House London
Open House London
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

One weekend a year we get to go behind doors which are, for the rest of the year, closed to ...More

 
99 Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 23rd September 2018 

Ruby Blue 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Sharp observational humour about life as a Northern bloke, father and Manchester United fan, from Scarborough-born stand-up Paul Tonkinson. Plus ...More

Murder, She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery
Theatre | Until 18th November 2018 

Leicester Square Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Gallery

A classic murder mystery is created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show from Bristol Improv Theatre's resident ...More

The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Her Majesty's Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Gallery

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Derwent Art Prize
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Mall Galleries 4 minutes walk from National Gallery

The Derwent Art Prize aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best 2D & 3D artworks created in pencil ...More

Comedy Store Players
Comedy | On 23rd September 2018 

Comedy Store 4 minutes walk from National Gallery

A night of improvised humour from Paul Merton, Ruth Bratt, Lee Simpson, Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch and Andy Smart....More

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Tom Dixon Shop London
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Combining shop, workshop and office under one roof, Tom Dixon's shop in Coal Drops Yard ...More

 
Charming Baker: So It Goes
Exhibitions | From 28th September 

The Vinyl Factory

A student of Central St Martin's, Charming Baker presents bronze sculpture, painting and prints and inspired by life, vulnerability and humanity at The Vinyl Factory. In the past ...More

Ribera: Art of Violence
Ribera: Art of Violence
Exhibitions | From 26th September 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

The first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe De ...More

 
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Exhibitions | From 28th September 

Saatchi Gallery

An exhibition for these uncertain times, Black Mirror shows the importance of art when the ...More

 
The Parrot
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Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton....More

Bean & Wheat
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Adam Handling's Bean & Wheat coffee shop and deli in Hoxton houses a craft beer ...More

 
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Thousand Island is a new self-contained music venue and late, late night club, in what used to be Upstairs at The Garage on Highbury Corner....More

Sin Gusano
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It started as a pop up and now Sin Gusano, London's only dedicated agave bar, ...More

 
 
 
 
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