Lending weight to the idea that the best things come in small packages, this bijou gallery – the first to be purpose-built in the UK – was designed by Sir John Soane in 1811. It's a beautiful space that shows off Soane's ingenuity with and interest in lighting effects. Dulwich displays a small but outstanding collection of work by Old Masters, offering a fine introduction to the baroque era through works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Gainsborough. It also has a fine programme of temporary exhibitions and live events and an appealing café.
|Venue name:||Dulwich Picture Gallery||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 10am-5pm; bank hol Mons 11am-5pm (last adm 4.30pm).|
|Transport:||Rail: West Dulwich|
|Price:||£6, seniors £5, children free; additional charge for temporary exhibitions £10|
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Ribera: Art of Violence
Who knows how to shock? Spanish Baroque painters, that’s who. But Dulwich Picture Gallery, while stating repeatedly just how shocking the art of Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) is in its violence and cruelty, also want to ’challenge’ the viewer to look beyond...Wednesday September 26 2018 - Sunday January 27 2019
Become a Friend and you can pop in for a few minutes whenever you feel like. Fabulous Old Masters as well as interesting small exhibitions on less well known artists. we are lucky to have such a perfect 'local' museum.