All posts tagged: exhibitions

Dulwich Picture Gallery – December events

Exhibitions Tove Jansson 25 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 The first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Known internationally as the creator of the Moomin characters and books, Jansson’s broader output of graphic illustrations and paintings are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland. The Private Made Public: Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of Kings 10 Oct 2017 – 21 Jan 2018 Usually accessible by appointment only at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, this dazzling renaissance treasure is given the spotlight. Christmas Moomin Winter Weekend  15 – 17 Dec In celebration of our Tove Jansson exhibition, join us for a wintry weekend of Moomin-themed adventures and explore the wisdom and wonder of Jansson’s most celebrated characters. A Moomin Winter’s Eve 15 Dec, 6 – 10pm, £15.50 Standard, £12.50 Friends / Concessions Enjoy talks, workshops and more exploring the magical tales of Moominvalley. Moomins and the Comet (Live Re-Score} 15 Dec, 10 – 11.30pm, £8 Join us for an exclusive screening and live re-score of the cult 1983 stop-motion animation The Moomins and the …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – July events

Exhibitions Sargent: The Watercolours  The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Renowned as the portraitist of his generation, Sargent also devoted time to developing his watercolours, which dazzle with light and colour, demonstrating a technical brilliance and striking individuality. This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. 21 June – 8 October 2017 The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda  On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Until 8 October 2017 Special Events Dulwich Pavilion  This summer we celebrate 200 years since we first opened to the public with the very first Dulwich Pavilion. Entry to the Pavilion is free throughout the summer, including free …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – April events

Exhibitions Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) Widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group, the modernist painter, Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) was a pivotal player in 20th century British art, inventing a new language of visual expression. Approximately 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs arranged thematically will reveal her pioneering work in the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape. 8 February – 4 June 2017 Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith  A special display bringing together photographs by Vanessa Bell and the American writer, artist and musician, Patti Smith (b. 1946). 8 February – 4 June 2017 The Private Made Public: The First Visitors  Learn more about a typical visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in the 19th century. James Stephanoff’s watercolour The Viewing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, c. 1830, is the earliest known view of the Gallery’s interior and gives an indication of what visitors may have encountered upon their arrival. See an example of an early Gallery handbook, as well as an original visitor book that all entrants were required to sign. The visitor books bear …

Dulwich Picture Gallery March listings

Exhibitions Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) Widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group, the modernist painter, Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) was a pivotal player in 20th century British art, inventing a new language of visual expression. Approximately 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs arranged thematically will reveal her pioneering work in the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape. 8 February – 4 June 2017 Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith  A special display bringing together photographs by Vanessa Bell and the American writer, artist and musician, Patti Smith (b. 1946). 8 February – 4 June 2017 The Private Made Public: The First Visitors  Learn more about a typical visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in the 19th century. James Stephanoff’s watercolour The Viewing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, c. 1830, is the earliest known view of the Gallery’s interior and gives an indication of what visitors may have encountered upon their arrival. See an example of an early Gallery handbook, as well as an original visitor book that all entrants were required to sign. The visitor books bear …

Summer Events at the Horniman Museum

African Summer Events Sunday Bandstand Concerts – Sundays 2 – 23 August, 3-5pm Our popular Sunday afternoon Bandstand concerts are back this year celebrating African music from Morocco to Gambia.  Please visit www.horniman.ac.uk/africansummer for further information. 
Free Explore Africa for Families: Colours from South Africa – Tuesday 11 August, 2-2.45pm Join Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp, Curator of Anthropology, and learn about the way we associate different colours with different emotions and powers, and discover how the Xhosa and Zulu beadwork from South Africa was used to convey special messages between sweethearts. For families. Free Explore Africa for Adults: Colours from South Africa – Tuesday 11 August, 3.30-4.15pm Join Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp, Curator of Anthropology, and discover a magnificent collection of colourful Xhosa and Zulu beadwork. Learn more about the importance of beadwork in weaving relationships in colonial South Africa and how its role has now changed to become representative of a new post-apartheid ‘rainbow nation’. Free Big Wednesdays: African Summer
 – Wednesday 12 August, 11am – 3.30pm Join us for a day of activities inspired by Africa’ss many different countries and its Diaspora.  …