NEWS: National Gallery Announces 2018 Programme of Exhibitions

The London gallery has confirmed details of its 2018 programme of exhibitions and displays, set to include work by Monet, Murillo and Ed Ruscha. 

This new programme at the National Gallery is set to open with Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell (20th September- April 2018). The exhibition will be a rare opportunity for the public to see drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. It will include a collection of  20 pastels which have never been seen outside of Scotland before.

The next display to open at the gallery from the 15th November will be Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland which will showcase all four versions of Gallen-Kallela’s shimmering Lake Keitele.

From the 28th February 2018 Murillo: The Self-Portraits will reunite the only self-known self portraits of the Spanish artist for the first time in over 300 years and marking the 400th anniversary since his birth.

The new programme will then continue with a blockbuster exhibition, featuring the work of Monet in The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture, on display from the 9th April 2018.  This exhibition is the first to focus on Monet’s relationship with architecture and will feature over seventy pieces of the artist’s work.

Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire (11th June- 7th October 2018) will allow the public to see the artist’s modern interpretation of nature of civilisation, evocative of Thomas Cole’s series of the same name.

The National Gallery will then present an exhibition devoted to the work of Thomas Cole from the 11th June 2018 , which explores how the artist was a major figure in 19th-century landscape art.

From the 1st October 2018 , the gallery will explore the relationship between Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna in its Bellini and Mantegna exhibition. The display will compare and contrast the work of the two artists, featuring paintings, drawings, and particularly sculpture. 

The final exhibition to be announced for 2018 is Lorenzo Lotto Portraits, on display from the 5th November. Considered to be one of the finest portrait artists of the Italian Renaissance, the exhibition will give an insight into the artist’s individualistic style and the people he portrayed.

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