Here you find an overview of all exhibitions at National Gallery in London. Besides the current temporary exhibitions, the overview lists permanent exhibitions, upcoming exhibitions and past exhibitions.


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Sea Star: Sean Scully at the National Gallery
11Aug

Sea Star: Sean Scully at the National Gallery

In this new work Irish-born, American-based Scully (1945–) takes Turner’s atmospheric landscape as his starting point. A boy on the shore sets off for home as the sky and sea darken. For Scully, this...
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
10Feb

Lorenzo Lotto Portraits

Celebrated as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto uniquely portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters, among them clerics, merchants, and humanists.
Rachel Maclean: In Dialogue with the National Gallery
03Feb

Rachel Maclean: In Dialogue with the National Gallery

To coincide with the exhibition ‘Landseer’s The Monarch of the Glen’, this display of Scottish artist Rachel Maclean’s 2012 film ‘The Lion and The Unicorn’ shines an irreverent light on Scottish-Engli...
Mantegna and Bellini
27Jan

Mantegna and Bellini

Comprising major loans of paintings, drawings, and sculpture, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ compares the work of two pre-eminent artists who also happened to be related by marriage.
Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire
07Oct

Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire

A self-taught artist from Bolton in England, Thomas Cole (1801–1848) was the greatest American landscape artist of his generation.
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
07Oct

Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire

Ed Ruscha (1937–) has shaped the way we see the American landscape over the span of his influential six-decade career. Elegant, highly distilled, and often humorous, Ruscha’s work conveys a unique bra...
Tacita Dean: STILL LIFE
28May

Tacita Dean: STILL LIFE

Curated by Tacita Dean and guided by her own understanding of the genre, 'STILL LIFE' presents a diverse selection of works in a variety of mediums. Works by the artist herself – including a new film...
Murillo: The Self Portraits
21May

Murillo: The Self Portraits

Marking the 400th anniversary of his birth, the exhibition reunites the two known ‘Self Portraits’ by the artist: one of Murillo in his thirties from the Frick Collection, New York (about 1650–5) and...
Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell
07May

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of Degas’s...
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
02Apr

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

Discover how van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' was one of the beacons by which the Pre-Raphaelites forged a radical new style of painting. Acquired by the National Gallery in 1842, the Arnolfini Portra...
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
18Feb

Monochrome: Painting in Black and White

Explore the tradition of painting in black and white from its beginnings in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into the 21st century. Painting using predominantly black-and-white pigments ha...
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites Late Opening
27Oct

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites Late Opening

This exhibition will be open until 9pm. Discover how van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' was one of the beacons by which the Pre-Raphaelites forged a radical new style of painting. Acquired by the Nationa...
Giovanni da Rimini: An Early 14th-Century Masterpiece Reunited
08Oct

Giovanni da Rimini: An Early 14th-Century Masterpiece Reunited

Learn about a key moment in the history of art, when emphasis on observation and realism was born. The exquisite Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and other Saints by Giovanni da Rimini, the most t...
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
28Aug

Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic

Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili unveils a new work – see his first foray into the medium of tapestry. Commissioned by the Clothworkers’ Company, Ofili has been collaborating with the internat...
Michelangelo | Sebastiano: A Meeting of Minds
25Jun

Michelangelo | Sebastiano: A Meeting of Minds

Learn about the extraordinary artistic relationship between two great Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo, from the 1510s through to the 1540s. Having met in Rome in 1511, whe...
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