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The Private Made Public

Included in your ticket to the temporary exhibition or the Permanent Collection.

As part of the Gallery’s bicentenary celebrations, enjoy a series of displays throughout the year that reflect the Gallery’s founding principle of bringing great works into the public realm.

As part of The Private Made Public, we're asking you to tell us about your favourite work from our Collection. Click here to join our list of famous visitors from the past 200 years and become part of our Gallery Voices project.

Displays and exhibitions such as The Private Made Public series are only made possible by the donations from generous individuals, companies and trusts. Thank you to all our donors who supported this project.

Visit our current appeal and help us launch Unlocking Paintings.

Current display:

Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of The Magi
10 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018

Usually accessible by appointment only at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, this dazzling renaissance treasure will be given the spotlight in Dulwich for a new London audience.

Previous displays:

The First Visitors
7 March -  4 June 2017

Learn more about a typical visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in the 19th century. James Stephanoff’s watercolour The Viewing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, c. 1830 is the earliest known view of the Gallery’s interior and gives an indication of what visitors may have encountered upon their arrival. See an example of an early Gallery handbook, as well as an original visitor book that all entrants were required to sign. The books bear the signatures of both local residents and contemporary celebrities, including Claude Monet, Walter Sickert, Rodin, Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf.

Antonio de Pereda, Two Figures at a Kitchen Table 
6 June - 8 October 2017

A masterpiece of seventeenth-century Spanish still life brought to the public from the private apartments at Penrhyn Castle (National Trust, Gwynedd, Wales) will be on display. A contemporary of Velazquez, Pereda is one of the finest still life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his painting is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to enjoy at close quarters.

The Private Made Public series is a part of Dulwich Picture Gallery's 2017 Appeal. Help us conserve, transport and display these works.

Image Credit: Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of the Magi, oil on canvas, 149 x 224 cm. The Burghley House Collection.
James Stephanoff, The Viewing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, watercolour on paper, c. 1830, By Permission of the Trustees of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London.
Antonio de Pereda, Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils by Antonio de Pereda,  Penrhyn Castle, the Douglas-Pennant Collection (The National Trust). ©NTPL/Prudence Cuming.