Dulwich art gallery

New Year Art Fix

With the New Year festivities out of the way, you may be yearning for a culture fix, in which case, there’s lots to see at Dulwich Picture Gallery. It is just a short drive from The Vale Living and there is easy, free parking on Gallery Road, next to Dulwich Park. 

This gallery is a jewel of south London hosting exhibitions, arts and crafts workshops and with a café serving delicious treats.

Home to an extensive collection of paintings including by Old Masters such as Gainsborough, Rembrandt and Canaletto, Dulwich Picture Gallery also entertains a changing series of exhibitions.  Currently (until 18 April), there is the first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by abstract expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler. 

Alongside this, in an exciting development, the Gallery has been able to acquire on loan Claude Monet’s ‘Water Lilies and Agapanthus’. It is the first time that this painting has ever travelled to the UK. It is displayed alongside Frankenthaler’s acrylic on canvas ‘Feather’ allowing the two works to be compared and contrasted. Booking is required in advance. 

For those who want to explore the works in more depth, there is a talk on the subject by Jennifer Scott, The Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery:

Towards Abstraction: Frankenthaler, Monet and the Old Masters

Thursday, 24 February 2022