While Dulwich Picture Gallery’s collection now hangs safely in Sir John Soane’s building, awaiting visitors’ return, it was a somewhat different story during the Second World War.
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Find some inspiration for your next summer read with our roundup of books with a cultural twist – as chosen by staff at the Gallery.
How integral are aesthetics to human happiness? Writing for In View magazine in 2019, author, architect and mental health advocate, Ben Channon explored how art and architecture can provide an emotional haven through nature, colour and a sense of the present.
Dr David Boyd Haycock, curator of British Surrealism and an expert in Modern British Art, shares his insight on the surrealist movement in Britain in this special YouTube talk.
We’ve compiled a list of family stay at home activities to entertain, inspire and enrich your youngsters in the time of isolation and social distancing.
As many of us settle in for a third week of isolation, binge-watching might be losing it’s appeal. We asked the staff to recommend their favourite films about art, music and literature to inspire you and stave off boredom.
Recently we conserved the portrait of one of our founders, Noel Desenfans, removing years of discoloured varnish to bring it into the light, Assistant Curator Helen Hillyard explains...
In response to increasing concerns around the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and community, we have made the decision to close Dulwich Picture Gallery and its grounds from today, Tuesday 17 March until further notice.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we are exploring the stories of three impressive women through our collection.
The 2019 Dulwich Pavilion is being transformed into vibrant planters for local schools and community groups across South East London
Writer Charles Darwent explores a decidedly British eccentricity at the centre of the surrealist movement.
Watch our latest film exploring Journeys, and hear from the Community Curators on their process and experience of the project.
Discover an imaginative and daring year at Dulwich Picture Gallery
See our new animation as part of the Journeys project, exploring migration and belonging through art.
A new year begins with a new display at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Opening on January 21, excitement is building for Journeys – a special collaboration between the Gallery and members of the local community here in South East London.
To celebrate Rembrandt’s Light we’re putting your photography skills to the test to create your own portrait using ‘Rembrandt lighting’ – a term describing a precise effect of light and shadow on a sitters’ face.
Go behind the scenes of our blockbuster exhibition Rembrandt's Light with our latest film and learn more about Rembrandt's influence on the world of cinema.
Inspired by Rembrandt, our new Gallery shop range features luxurious, seasonal themed gifts and prints, with a selection available to buy online.
As we head into autumn and say goodbye to The Colour Palace this week, we look back at an unforgettable summer…
We explore the lives and work of three pioneering Australian women who studied at the Grosvenor School - Dorrit Black, Eveline Syme and Ethel Spowers. Each developed a highly original style of printmaking, and contributed to the wider acceptance of modernism in Australia.
Dulwich Pavilion’s Principal Sponsor, Gosnell’s, will bring visitors (over 18) an innovative and exciting refreshment – made here in London. A local company based just a hop, skip and a jump away in Peckham, Gosnell’s produce mead, an alcoholic drink crafted with honey.
Grosvenor School lecturer Claude Flight and his pupils Cyril Power and Sybil Andrews were obsessed with the radical changes brought about by technology in their times, using linocuts to create a 'real and vital art of to-morrow' which could capture the spirit of the machine age.
A new exhibition at the Gallery means a new shop range, and as we all know, visiting the gift shop is one of the most exciting parts of visiting any exhibition. So, we’ve brought together our highlights from the range.
Summer is finally coming to London, bringing with it long days and nights and the chance to enjoy the great outdoors. Our summer Pavilion - The Colour Palace - has landed, offering a whole host of events and activities to help you do summer right!
Meet engineersHRW who generously gave their time to consult with the Dulwich Pavilion project team on how to turn Pricegore and Yinka Ilori’s ambitious plans into a real, 10-metre high construction - all in kind.
Part of photographer Carla van de Puttelaar's Artfully Dressed series, the portrait has been acquired by National Portrait Gallery along with four other of her works.
Curatorial Intern Anna McGee introduces us to an exciting new loan that has joined our collection of Dutch paintings, Jan Steen's The Wandering Musicians, and tells us why this scene of daily life is much more than it seems.
Today we announce a major crowdfunding campaign to raise the final £20,000 needed to build the Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Colour Palace, together with Art Happens.
Browse our seasonal highlights from our latest shop range, inspired by Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg.
This International Women’s Day, we shine a light on the amazing work of one of our Community Partners, the Baytree Centre in Brixton, who work with and empower women and girls through education and skills development programmes.