Exhibitions & Displays

Ribera: Art of Violence
26 September 2018 – 27 January 2019

Ribera: Art of Violence will be the first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652), bringing together his most sensational, shocking and masterfully composed work. This exhibition will explore for the first time the theme of violence in Ribera’s work to demonstrate how his images are neither the product of his supposed sadism nor the expression of a purely aesthetic interest, but rather involve a complex artistic, religious and cultural engagement in the depiction of bodily suffering – challenging visitors to look beyond the shocking imagery.

Lectures & Talks

Contextual Lectures Series
Tuesdays, 10.30 – 11.45am, £12; £10 Friends & Concessions

After the 2017 bicentenary series that looked back on the Gallery’s origins, in this new series accomplished authorities will speculate on how the wider future might look a generation from now across politics, social change, engineering, banking, law and popular culture.

Environment, Climate & a Just Future
18 September with Professor Liz Fisher, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Oxford

Democracies have many choices in how to shape their environmental futures, and law plays an important role in realising those choices. Environmental problems require consideration of incommensurable issues, such as vast numbers of people in many different places. How do we craft a body of law that is both stable and dynamic so as to ensure a just future?

Early Years

Mini Masterpieces
20 September, 10 – 11am & 11.30am – 12.30pm

Explore the Gallery’s paintings and create your own masterpiece in these interactive workshops. Each session includes a visit to the Gallery and messy art-making session. Our themes change monthly to keep your little creatives engaged. Scroll down to see our upcoming sessions.

Suggested age: Sitting – 24 months