Exhibitions & Displays

Rembrandt’s Light
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 35 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings, including major international loans from The Louvre and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

Unlocking Paintings: Artists in Amsterdam
Until 12 January 2020
Included in Gallery admission

A new display that explores 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. This display explores the personal stories of key artists from our Collection; including works by Meindert Hobbema, Jacob van Ruisdael and Willem van de Velde II. Explores tales of invention, ingenuity, fortune and loss, all against the backdrop of an ambitious, fast-moving city.

Lectures & Talks

Contextual Lecture: Ageing Brains, Culture and Lifestyle
15 October 10.30am, Linbury Room
£12 adults; £10 Friends & concessions
With Professor Paul Camic. The importance and value of cultural engagement across the lifespan has begun to gain international attention, yet the interaction of culture, lifestyle and well-being is only beginning to be understood.

British Sign Language Talk: Rembrandt’s Light
17 October, 1pm
Free, advanced booking essential

After Hours

Film Night: From Sunrise to Moonlight
30 October, 7-11pm, £5
Please note this event will be taking place at Peckham Levels, Peckham Town Centre Carpark, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST 

Discover how Old Master painters like Rembrandt influenced the world of cinema with this special double bill.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

Moonlight (2016)

Adult Courses & Workshops

Oil Painting for Beginners
Ten Mondays from 14 October 
Join artist Rebecca Allen for a ten week introduction to oil painting, taking particular inspiration from Rembrandt’s practice. Across this course you will cover the fundamentals of working with this medium, from preparing tonal grounds to impasto painting.

Portrait Masterclass
19 October, 10am-3pm
£50; £45 Friends & concessions

Learn to paint portraits like Rembrandt in this masterclass exploring his techniques of proportion and chiaroscuro (light and shade). Taught by Ann Witheridge, founder of London Fine Art Studios, the workshop also includes a tour of Rembrandt’s Light. This workshop will explore the fundamentals of Rembrandt’s process, helping you to paint like an Old Master!
All levels welcome. 

Yoga & Rembrandt’s Light
27 October, Arrive at 8.30am for registration
Start your Sunday with yoga in the Soane Gallery, with morning sun streaming through the skylights. Each session is led by British Wheel of Yoga teachers and is followed by early access to Rembrandt’s Light. Suitable for all levels except complete beginners. Ticket includes entry to the exhibition and tea/coffee voucher for the Gallery Café.

Family Events

Art Sundays
Sundays throughout October
Free, drop-in sessions

Sunday is art day! Come along to the Gallery every Sunday for a drop-in family art-making workshop. Each week there will be a different theme for you to explore and something for you to take away as a momento. Suggested age: 4-12 yrs.

Making a Scene
22, 23, 24 & 25 October
£5 adults; Children free (drop-in)
Suggested age: 4-12 yrs.

Dramatic Dioramas
22 & 23 October
10am–12.30pm, £35 for two days

Suggested age: 6-9 yrs.

Illuminated Etchings
24 & 25 October
10am–12.30pm, £35 for two days

Suggested age: 10-12 yrs.

Early Years

Mini Masterpieces
1 October & 17 October, 10-11am & 11.30am-12.30pm
£12 per adult and child
Suggested age: 6–24 months.

Art Adventurers
25 October
£12 per adult and child
Suggested age: 2-4 yrs.


Society of Women Organists in Recital: Anne Page

13 October, 7.45pm, Christ’s Chapel
Free entry
The Society of Women Organists (SWO) is dedicated to celebrating female organists in all areas of music-making. Anne Page studied with Marie Claire-Alain in France, and with Peter Hurford in Cambridge  – teaching as his deputy at the Royal Academy of Music for several years. She made her London debut at the Royal Festival Hall playing 20th century masterpieces, and an international recital career followed.


Shadowlands (1993)
14 October, Bar open from 7pm, screening at 7.30pm
£10; £8 Friends

C.S. Lewis, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets the spirited poet Joy Gresham from the U.S.A. This biographical drama explores the relationship between the Irish academic and the American poet and the challenge to Lewis’s Christian faith.

You can book tickets for all forthcoming events online at dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk