Exhibitions & Displays
Until 2 February
Experience a cinematic retelling of the Dutch Master’s pivotal years… An enduring storyteller; a master of light – Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters who ever lived. This landmark exhibition celebrates 350 years since his death with over 30 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings.
★★★★★ Evening Standard, ★★★★ Time Out, ★★★★ i, ★★★★ Londonist
Unlocking Paintings: Artists in Amsterdam
Until 12 January 2020
Included in Gallery admission. This display explores the city of Amsterdam during the 17th century, when it became the new economic superpower in Europe, providing a wealth of opportunities for young painters to make their mark. Discover personal stories from key artists in our Collection; including works by Meindert Hobbema, Jacob van Ruisdael and Willem van de Velde II, from tales of invention and ingenuity to fortune and loss, all against the backdrop of an ambitious, fast-moving city.
Lectures & Talks
Study Morning: Every Frame a Rembrandt
18 January, 9am-1pm
£20, includes entry to Rembrandt’s Light. Explore Rembrandt’s power for storytelling and influence on film with Jennifer Scott in conversation with leading cinematographer Peter Suschitzky. Discover brand new research around how lunar eclipses may have affected Rembrandt’s painting with Dr Robert Fucci. Experts Helen Hillyard, Nina Cahill and Professor Sir Christopher Frayling will also give their unique take on the Dutch Master.
Adult Courses & Workshops
18 January 10am-3pm
£50; £45 Friends & Concessions
Head of Printmaking at London Fine Art Studios, Chris Gray, leads a masterclass in etching. Discover the various methods of itaglio printmaking, including dry point, hard ground, soft ground and aquatint, and gain insight into Rembrandt’s use of line. Chris will also give a tour of Rembrandt’s Light as part of the workshop.
23 January 10-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm
£12 per adult and child
Discover all of the different people, places and animals in the Gallery’s paintings in these interactive workshops. Each session begins with a journey through the Gallery, followed by an art-making activity. Suggested age: 6–24 months.
24 January, 10-11am
£12 per adult and child
Are you and your little one ready for an adventure? Each month join our Early Years mascot, Jerome the Lion, as he takes you on a journey through the Gallery. Dance, sing and play your way around our paintings, before enjoying a messy artmaking session. Our themes change monthly to keep your little ones engaged. Suggested age: 2-4 yrs.
Charles Daniels and Timothy Roberts in Recital
15 January, 7.30pm
£22; £20 for Friends, £10 under 18s
Tenor Charles Daniels and harpsichordist Timothy Roberts perform a selection of Baroque works from composers including John Bull, John Dowland, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Johann Jakob Froberger.
Lunchtime Concert Series
15, 22 & 29 January, 1.30pm
Free, Christ’s Chapel. Talented students from local South London schools showcase their musicianship in these free concerts.
13 January, Bar open from 7pm, screening at 7.30pm
£10; £8 Friends
This black comedy drama tells the story of a formerly rich Manhattan socialite (Cate Blanchett) who falls on hard times and has to move into her sister‘s (Sally Hawkins) apartment in San Francisco. Blanchett won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Hawkins and Allen were nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay.