Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Why Anthony van Dyck was summoned to paint a recently deceased noblewoman

This extract from a new book about works in the Dulwich Picture Gallery by Helen Hillyard and Jennifer Scott reveals the story behind the artist's 1663 portrait of Lady Digby

Helen Hillyard and Jennifer Scott. With an introduction by José da Silva

There is more to the female figures in Peter Paul Rubens’s paintings than being ‘Rubenesque’

An exhibition at London's Dulwich Picture Gallery will look at the “varied and important place occupied by women” in the life and work of the Flemish Baroque master

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Netflix LGBTQ+ drama Heartstopper goes to the Louvre—or does it?

While gay romance Red, White & Royal Blue heats up at the Victoria and Albert Museum

South London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery to get new sculpture park in £4.6m overhaul

The institution’s first major redevelopment in 25 years will also include a new building for families and schools

Are visitors finally returning to museums? We dive into our latest visitor figures survey

Plus, the Manet/Degas rivalry in Paris and one of the most significant female Impressionists

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Lee Cheshire. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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London show shines a light on the 20th-century artist-cum-composer who Lithuanians consider a national hero

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis—who saw the “whole world as a great symphony”—used systems of musical composition in his paintings

Dulwich Picture Gallery latest to drop Sackler name

The London gallery has quietly stopped describing its head, Jennifer Scott, as 'the Sackler Director'

Berthe Morisot—‘one of the most significant Impressionists’—to get major London show

The exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery will explore the little-known influence of 18th-century English painting, which the artist encountered on her honeymoon

Monet’s water lilies masterpiece to be shown in UK for the first time

Painting from Paris is included in an exhibition at London's Dulwich Picture Gallery dedicated to Helen Frankenthaler to show similarities in painting style between the two artists

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Surrealism: what was Britain's role?

Plus, Independent Art Fair's director on New York's changing gallery landscape. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Light relief: could new lighting technology avert the need for restoration?

Precision illumination can draw out a work’s fine details without physical intervention, but some doubt it will ever replace traditional conservation

Crime news

Attempted robbery of Rembrandt paintings at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Theft of two paintings was thwarted thanks to gallery's security staff and systems

Hollywood director lights up Rembrandt show at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky brings a film-industry sensibility to the south London show

Seven must-see shows during Frieze week

From Kara Walker's monumental Tate fountain to an immersive installation of animal sounds

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Rembrandt special: the complete artist

As shows marking the 350th anniversary of the Old Master's death open, we look at his masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Under the skin of Jusepe de Ribera’s ‘extreme violence’ at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

First major UK exhibition of Spanish artist aims to show how his brutal realism was informed by classicism

Dulwich Picture Gallery puts Warhol in context

The decorative qualities of the pop artist put him in a tradition dating back to the 18th century

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The Dulwich Picture Gallery organises sponsored walk to meet £100,000 shortfall in annual budget

Museum director will don Clarks shoes and fill his pockets with Kendal Mint cakes for the 150-mile trek

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Making up for the government's failures: Interview with Lord Sainsbury

Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover has provided crucial support for many of Britain’s greatest art institutions

Current exhibitions and publications on Turner: No stone left unturned

As the exhibition on Ruskin’s championship of Turner opens at the Tate, this crop of catalogues returns a timely harvest of Turner scholarship