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.
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|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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David Milne: Modern Painting review
The title of this show might at first seem impossibly broad, but by the end it makes perfect sense: this is the story of one man struggling to figure out what the ‘modern’ world is about, and what possible place painting might have in it. Milne arrived...Painting Until Monday May 7 2018
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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
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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.