ARTS and CULTURE Art Exhibitions

Discover something new on your next visit

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Discover something new on your next visit

The National Gallery
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Gallery Image © / Peter Kindersley

Your space for amazing art

From the return of a monumental Monet masterpiece to a recently restored Gainsborough landscape – there’s plenty to discover on your next visit to the collection.

Plus, explore our new exhibitions including the celestial ‘Copernicus’ and the ‘Fourth Plinth Shortlist’, with artwork from six of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists.

Open daily from 10am to 6pm, Friday until 9pm.

Latest exhibitions

Jan Matejko, The Astronomer Copernicus. Conversations with God, 1873; Jagiellonian University, Kraków © Photo courtesy the owner


Traverse the night sky and unravel the fascinating story of two of Poland’s most famous figures.

Room 46
Art Routes B and C

Fourth plinth © Greater London Authority

Fourth Plinth Shortlist

Explore models of the final artworks shortlisted to go on the plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Annenberg Court
Art Routes B and C

New to see

Claude Monet, Water-Lilies, after 1916 © The National Gallery, London

Monet returns

See Monet’s Water-lilies back on display after its long-term loan to Tate Modern, alongside works by Cézanne, Bellows and Sorolla.

Gallery B
Art Routes B and C

Giovanni Battista Moroni, The Tailor ('Il Tagliapanni'), 1565-70 © The National Gallery, London

Popular portraits

Luxurious velvets, silks and furs – take a tour of European portraiture, including Moroni’s ‘The Tailor’ and Holbein’s ‘The Ambassadors’.

Room 12
Art Route C

Recently restored

Anthony van Dyck, Portrait of the Abbé Scaglia, 1634 © The National Gallery, London

Van Dyck portrait

Take a closer look at the elegant and formidable figure of ‘Abbé Scaglia’ – the folds and detail of his lavish black robes now visible after cleaning.

Room 21
Art Route B

Thomas Gainsborough, Cornard Wood, near Sudbury, Suffolk, 1748 © The National Gallery, London

Gainsborough’s wood

‘Cornard Wood’ was last cleaned during World War Two. Appreciate the grand, sweeping sky of this traditional English landscape as it returns to its former glory.

Room 31
Art Route B

Catalogues © The National Gallery Company, London

Face masks offer

Wear your favourite painting with our comfortable and washable face masks. Plus, take advantage of our special offer using the discount code B1G1FACEMASK at the checkout.

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Aksel Ritenis

Axel is the Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine "for the Finer Things in Life" and has been the custodian of the magazine for over 10 years and leader of a team of freelance Journalists and Community Members who continue to make it all happen!-Join the Team at Connoisseur Magazine!

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