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The National Gallery

The National Gallery

Founded in 1824, the National Gallery houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to the 1900’s. 

Discover the beautiful collections online here.

nationalgallery.org.uk

01 January
31 December

Reflections contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa

Featuring around 100 works on paper – from etchings to photographs and artists' books – the majority of works in the exhibition have been collected in the past decade. They highlight topics of gender, identity, history and politics, while also exploring poetic traditions and the intersections between past and present. There is no single narrative but a multiplicity of stories.

britishmuseum.org

17 May
15 August

Jean Dubuffet - Brutal Beauty

An exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art.

barbican.org.uk/

17 May
22 August

The Art of Banksy Exhibition

This globally acclaimed showcase features original and authenticated works associated with, arguably, the most intriguing and talked-about artist in modern history. 

artofbanksy.co.uk/

20 May
21 November

Nero: the man behind the myth

Drawing on the latest research, this major exhibition questions the traditional narrative of the ruthless tyrant and eccentric performer, revealing a different Nero, a populist leader at a time of great change in Roman society.

britishmuseum.org/

27 May
24 October

Under Milk Wood

Michael Sheen, Karl Johnson and Siân Phillips feature in the acting company breathing new life into Dylan Thomas’ poetic masterpiece. Lyndsey Turner directs.

nationaltheatre.org.uk

16 June
24 July

DODGE

Turbo-charge your summer as we welcome visitors back to Somerset House with a thrilling new open-air experience in our spectacular courtyard. Featuring dodgems with a difference, bold installations from acclaimed artists and a delicious selection of food and drinks, Dodge is the perfect setting to celebrate quality time with family and friends once more. 

somersethouse.org.uk

15 July
22 August