Exhibitions & Displays
Ribera: Art of Violence
Until 27 January 2019
Ribera: Art of Violence is the first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque painter, draughtsman and printmaker, Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652), displaying his most sensational, shocking and masterfully composed works.
Every Sunday throughout Ribera: Art of Violence
These intimate performances, choreographed by the critically acclaimed dancer Dane Hurst, give form to the emotional tensions, psychological resonances and physical impulses in Ribera’s work. Enjoy this event as part of your Sunday visit to Ribera: Art of Violence and expect to be challenged, entertained and enlightened.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
14 January, Bar opens at 7pm, Screening at 7.30pm
£9; £7 Friends & concessions
Winner of two Oscars, including best actress for Katherine Hepburn, this comedy-drama tells the story of an interracial marriage and the two families who come together as a result. A rare positive depiction of an interracial couple from the time, it provides a vital commentary on societal racism in the 1960s. Ticket includes a glass of wine, snacks and film notes.
Aquinas Piano Trio
23 January, 7.30pm
£22 adults; £20 Friends; £10 under 18s
Described by Gramophone as an ensemble “spot-on in interpretative instinct”, the Aquinas Piano Trio – Ruth Rogers (violin), Katherine Jenkinson (cello) and Marin Cousin (pinao) – has established itself over the last five years as one of Britain’s most sought-after chamber groups. They will play piano trios by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Schumann. Adult/Friend tickets include a glass of wine.
20 & 27 January, 2-4pm
£3 per child; adults free
Sunday is art day! Join us every week to take part in our drop-in family workshops. Each week there’ll be something special for you to take and take home.
Suggested age: 4-12yrs
16 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 art-making session. Themes change monthly to keep little ones engaged.
Suggested age: 2-4yrs
17 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. Our themes change monthly to keep your little creatives engaged. This month’s theme is nature.
Suggested age: 6-24 months
Adult Courses & Workshops
26 January, 10am–3pm
£60; £55 Friends & concessions
Spend a day exploring the human form from a biological and artistic perspective with London Fine Art Studios. Ribera specialist Pohlschmidt will guide you through the workings and anatomy of the human body, which will then inform a life drawing session. A visit to Ribera: Art of Violence will be included.
Lectures & Talks
Art of Violence in Renaissance Florence
18 January, 12.30-1.30pm
£12 adults; £10 Friends & concessions
Join Scott Nethersole to explore the relationship between art and violence in 15th-century Florence, exposing the underbelly of a period more often celebrated for enlightened and progressive ideas.