The Picture Gallery is currently closed to the public. This is a precaution, in response to the announcement by the UK government regarding its move into the ‘delay’ phase of its response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
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Spring art events 2020
Impressions of Modern Life: Prints from The Courtauld Gallery
Exhibition: Mon 13 Jan - Fri 3 Apr
Royal Holloway, University of London presents Impressions of Modern Life: Prints from The Courtauld Gallery, an exhibition showcasing 24 prints by world-renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Édouard Manet and Henri Matisse.
Learn about modern print culture and printmaking techniques, and see modern life in Paris throughout the late 19th and early 20th century through the eyes of some of the world's most influential artists.
The exhibition also explores the process of printmaking at the turn of the century, as well as how and why these artists, most often celebrated as painters, were experimenting with this medium.
A programme of interesting talks and events will accompany this exhibition, see our exhibitions webpage for further information.
Exhibition Space, Davison Building, 10am-6pm. Open every day, free entry.
CANCELLED: The Centre for Victorian Studies and the Art Collections welcome guest speaker Professor Tim Barringer
Evening Talk: Tues 10 Mar
We are delighted to conclude the Picture Gallery’s public programme 2019-20 with a lecture from Tim Barringer, the Paul Mellon Professor and Chair of the Department of the History of Art at Yale University.
Picture Gallery, 6pm-8pm. Free entry, no need to book, all welcome.
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel this lecture. We hope to be able to reschedule the event for later in the year.*
CANCELLED: The Picturesque Eye: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Drawings from the Art Collections
Lunchtime Talk: Mon 23 Mar
You might be familiar with the Victorian paintings in the Picture Gallery, but how well do you know Royal Holloway’s other art collections? Join Art Collections Cataloguer, Dr Alison Wright, for an opportunity to visit the art store and see some of our treasures from an earlier and highly significant period of British art, when artists helped to create a new and lasting interest in landscape as a subject for art. Meet in the LG floor foyer of the library.
Art Store, LG floor, Davison building, 12pm-12.45pm. Free, all welcome, but spaces limited. Book on Eventbrite.
*In light of the recent announcement by the UK government regarding its move into the ‘delay’ phase of its response to coronavirus (Covid-19), with regret, we have made the decision to cancel this event. We hope to be able to reschedule the event for later in the year.
Family Art Festival: Dogs in Art!
Family Open Day: Sun 14 Jun
Join us for an art collections open day in the Picture Gallery, celebrating dogs in art! There will be tours of the collection, craft activities for families and performances bringing art to life.
Picture Gallery, 10.30am-4.30pm. Free entry, no need to book, all welcome.
Visits by appointment
We welcome visitors to the Picture Gallery outside our open days, subject to access. If you are an individual, small group or visiting scholar, please contact the art collection team at email@example.com. For tours, contact the Royal Holloway events team at firstname.lastname@example.org.