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What's On at Dulwich Picture Gallery May - September 2011


  • OneofBritainsmostbeautifulgalleries TheTelegraph






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    Dulwich Picture Gallery IS:

    200 years oldFounded in 1811, it was the first purpose-built public art gallery in England

    BeautifulThe Gallery is a masterpiece by the Regency architect Sir John Soane, set in idyllic grounds in leafy Dulwich, a green oasis only four miles from central London

    PeacefulIt is a place of quiet contemplation, off the beaten track but readily accessible by rail, car, bus, or bike

    World ClassIts collections include beautiful masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau, Gainsborough and Van Dyck amongst many others

    AmazingThe view down the Gallery is one of the most dazzling visual feasts in London

    Original How many other Galleries have their Founders mausoleum at their heart?

    FriendlyOur staff are dedicated to making everyones visit as enjoyable as possible

    Accessible Our Education programmes have won countless awards; we welcome all ages, and are dedicated to encouraging the enjoyment of the visual arts for all. The Gallery has excellent disabled access

    StimulatingOur exhibition programme offers a minimum of three critically acclaimed loan exhibitions a year

    AliveThe Gallery buzzes with lectures, art classes, concerts and special events

    CivilisedOur caf offers delicious food in a sophisticated contemporary extension an award-winning building by architect Rick Mather with views of the gallery and its beautiful grounds

    Dulwich Picture Gallery ISNT:

    Government fundedWe are an independent museum and a Charitable Trust, reliant on fund-raising for everything that we accomplish. As part of that challenge, the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery are amongst the most dynamic and supportive in the museum world

    If you are interested in supporting the Gallery turn to page 29

    ContentsExhibitionsExhibitions and Displays 4

    Friends Events Visits 12Gallery Music 13GalleryFilm 14Lectures 16Special Events 18

    Education EventsEducation Tours 20 Education Lectures 20Art for Adults 21Art for Young People 24Art for Families 26

    Support the galleryJoin us! 27Support us 29

    InformationHire The Gallery 10Calendar 30

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    Exhibitions and Displays in 2011

    Masterpiece a Month: Presiding Genius

    Until December 2011The Gallery celebrates its 200th year with an astonishing international loan exhibition. Masterpiece A Month: Presiding Genius features loan masterpieces every month in star position at the end of the Gallerys enfilade

    May: Paolo Veronese, Venere e Mercurio presentano a Giove Anteros ed Eros

    June: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Rembrandts son Titus dressed as a monk

    July: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Comtesse dHaussonville

    August: Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Felt Hat

    September: Thomas Gainsborough, Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

    October: John Constable, RA, The Leaping Horse

    November: David Hockney, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy

    December: Domenichino, The Adoration of the Shepherds

    Each months work will be featured in an accompanying lecture. See page 13




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    TwomblyandPoussin:ArcadianPainters29 June 25 September 2011Thisuniqueexhibitionwilllookatthesetwofiguressidebysideforthefirsttime.Separatedbythreecenturiesthetwoartistsnonethelessshareremarkablesimilarities.TheconnectionsarehighlightedthroughthekeythemesofArcadiaandthepastoral,VenusandEros,anxietyandtheatricalityandmythologicalfiguresthatarecentraltobothartistswork


    In conversation with Nicholas Cullinan and Nick Serota 19 July 6.308pmSirNicholasSerota,DirectorofTate,talkstoDrNicholasCullinan,CuratorofInternationalModernArtatTateModernandoftheexhibitionTwomblyandPoussin:ArcadianPaintersabouthislonginvolvementcuratingCyTwomblysworkandtheexhibitionatDulwichPictureGallery.NicholasSerotaandNicholasCullinancuratedTateModernsCyTwomblyretrospectivein2008.


    I wouldve liked to have been Poussin, if Id had a choice, in another time.

    Cy Twombly

    Twombly and Poussin: Arcadian Painters



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    19 October 2011 8 January 2012IntheearlytwentiethcenturyinToronto,Canada,thefirststirringsofanewmovementofpaintingwerebeingfelt.AgroupofartistsstartedtoengagewiththeawesomeCanadianwilderness,alandscapepreviouslyconsideredtoowildanduntamedtoinspiretrueart.TomThomsonpavedthewayforthisartistic



    Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven


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    Open to allOrganised by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery



    BookingdetailsBycreditcard:020 8299 8750MondayFriday10am12pmPleaseleaveamessageoutsidehoursBookingenquiries:friendsticketing@dulwichpicturegallery.org.ukOrvisittheFriendsDeskintheGallery

    Hire The Gallery EventsThe Gallery caters for a wide range of private events including dinner parties, large and small, corporate strategy days, concerts, lectures and film showings, theatrical performances, private tours, christenings, bar/bat mitzvahs, product launches, book signings, film and photographic location site

    WeddingsThe Gallery is licensed to hold Civil Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies with Southwark Council. The events team is experienced in catering for very special days in both the Gallery, the Linbury Room and the gardens. All funds generated from the hire of Dulwich Picture Gallery go towards its conservation and to the development of ongoing education courses, events and exhibitions programmes

    TheGalleryCafThe Gallery Cafe can be hired separately for a huge range of smaller occasions from birthday parties and anniversaries to book launches and christenings

    LinburyRoomEquipped with sound and AV equipment and with either a raked or flat floor, this flexible multi-purpose room can be hired for daytime or evening use

    TheGardensThe Gardens can be used for pre-dinner drinks or hired separately with a marquee

    CateringWe have a list of approved caterers

    For further information on prices and availability please call 020 8299 8713

    or email events@dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

    Its hard to think of a more magnificent setting

    Time Out




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    VisitsDocklandsMuseumofLondonTues 14 June Museum tour 10.45am12.15pmLimehouse walk 11.45pm (optional) Tube: Canary WharfMeet at west exit at street level by the clocks in Reuters Plaza, E14The museum tour covers the 1802 warehouses and the galleries with artefacts from Roman times to the 1980s. The Limehouse walk includes the regenerated Canary Wharf, the river front with striking views of the City, and the Limehouse area, made famous by Charles Dickens, Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. 12 (10 Friends)

    SoanethemedvisitsBicenteneryyear2011 InthestepsofSoaneaLondonwalk

    Thurs 23 June 2.30-4.30pm. Tube: Temple. Meet at the Temple Place (north) exit to Temple underground. Ian McInnes will lead this summer walk from Aldwych towards Euston to look more closely at some of Londons best classically inspired facades, and to learn about the different classical orders and their correct (and incorrect) usage. The tour is limited to 30 people. 10, Friends only.


    Thurs 28 July 11am4pm Tube: London BridgeMeet outside the south (Borough market) entrance to Southwark Cathedral. In his later years Soane became obsessed with death and this walk/bus/tube ride across London. This tour, led by Ian McInnes and Jeremy Prescott, will visit some of the tombs and monuments he designed. Please not the tour will require a considerable amount of walking. The tour will start at Southwark Cathedral and finish at Soanes own tomb in St Pancras with the option of continuing to the Soane Museum. There will be a lunch stop by the river in Chiswick (lunch not provided). The tour is limited to 30 people. 10, Friends only.



    Gallery MusicSolsticeStringQuartetFri 13 May 7.30pm in the GalleryRapidly gaining a reputation as one of the finest young quartets in the UK, the Solstice String Quartet won the coveted Ensemble Award in the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2009. The programme will include quartets by Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy 20 (18 Friends), includes a glass of wine

    AnEveningofItalianOperaFri 17 June6.30pm Champagne Reception included in your ticket price. 7.15pm Performance in the Gallery. Long interval