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The Gallery is closed temporarily to protect our visitors, staff and community and prevent the spread of COVID-19. All events have been postponed or cancelled and bookers refunded. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Digital events

Dane Hurst's Animalis
5 June - 30 September 2020

Commissioned as a contemporary response to our 2018 exhibition on Spanish Baroque artist Jusepe de Ribera, this moving dance piece from award-winning choreographer Dane Hurst is now available to watch in full online.

Surrealism in Britain: Online Curator Talk

British Surrealism exhibition curator David Boyd Haycock shares his expert insight on the iconic movement in this online talk and Q&A.

British Surrealism virtual exhibition

Discover the acclaimed British Surrealism exhibition online in this self-guided walk through.


Unearthed: Photography's Roots

Trace the history of photography from the 1840s to now, as told through depictions of botany and the natural world.

Woman in the Window (postponed)

Discover the enduring motif of the 'woman in the window' throughout history in this bold new exhibition for autumn 2020, featuring work by Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramović, Edgar Degas and Howard Hodgkin.

Lectures & talks

Contextual Lecture Series 2020: Prospects and Prophecies (Postponed)
Contextual Lecture: Reflections on biometrics and personal identity

In our increasingly security-conscious world we are becoming accustomed to using our fingerprints and facial images to provide information about personal identity. Join Professor Michael Fairhurst to reflect on the impact of biometrics and personal identity on our society.

Contextual Lecture: A History of Built London

Throughout its history the capital has been a battleground between a free market in property and attempts to curb and corral it. The attempts have always failed. Is that a good thing, or is it a pity? Join Sir Simon Jenkins, Chairman of the National Trust and one of Britain's most prominent journalists to explore this question.