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 Friday Lates and late night openings on Sundays.
Until the 8 October 2017

Free Friday Lates

Choreographing the Collection
Friday 14 July, 6-10pm, Free

Sargent: Wanderlust
Friday 21 July, 6-10pm, Free

Friday 28 July, 6-10pm, Free

Art & Wellbeing

Pregnancy Yoga
9 July, 9 – 10am, £20

Parent & Baby Yoga
16 July, 10.30am – 11.30am, £10 per parent and baby

Family Yoga
30 July, 10.30am – 11.30am, £15 per parent and child


Tuesday Evening lecture series
Lectures looking at the significance of animals, cities, fashion, gardens and food in art, exploring the parts they all play on the wider canvas, and how they are interpreted.
7.00 for 7.30pm/Linbury Room. £12, £10 Friends. Includes a glass of wine from 7.00pm

Food in Art

This lecture examines why artists have turned their attention to the humble subject of food across many ages and styles.
11 July 

Gallery Film

Each sociable evening includes a complimentary glass of wine, snacks and film notes. Bar opens at 7.00pm. Screenings at 7.30pm. Linbury Room. £9; £7 Friends

Butterfield 8
This film concerns the lives, loves, infidelities and intertwined stories of an extended family over two years, beginning and ending with a Thanksgiving dinner.
10 July

Family Events

Mini Masterpieces
Experience the delights of our Collection with your child aged 6-18 months. Enjoy an informal, child-friendly gallery visit followed by a hands-on, sensory art session tailored for you and your baby. Collection-based themes change monthly – come to one or all!
10am – 11am and 11.30am – 12.30pm. £12 per adult & child
Air, Sea and Land: Travel and Movement
4 & 20 July

Explore the stories behind our Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions in interactive sessions with our storyteller Fiona Alderton.
2-4pm, £3 per child, Suggested ages: 3yrs+

Shall We Dance?
2 July
Dulwich Pavilion

The Prince’s Armour
30 July
Dulwich Pavilion

Get creative together at our practical drop-in sessions. Make everything from bunting to block prints!
2-4pm, £3 per child, Suggested ages: 3yrs+

Summertime Bunting
9 July
Celebrate al fresco living by creating detailed outdoor bunting.

Venetian Souvenir
25 June
Be transported to Venice via the medium of watercolour.

Practical Art for Adults

Sargent’s Sitters 
1 and 8 July, 10am – 1pm, £30 per session
Take part in one or all life drawing sessions and create a portfolio of drawings and watercolours inspired by Sargent. With artist Liz Charsley-Jory. 

Into the Wild
12, 13 and 14 July, 10am – 4pm, £130; £125
Roam into the wildest areas of Dulwich Park and work en plein air in the style of Sargent. With artist Liz Charsley-Jory. A tent will be available for shelter and toilets will be within walking distance. Weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing should be worn. Please bring a packed lunch.

To book your place contact Emma Hollamby – e.hollamby@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk / 020 8299 8753.