Dulwich Picture Gallery Announces Exhibition Programme for 2012

. December 25, 2011 . 0 Comments

Ian A. C. Dejardin, The Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery, has announced details of the Gallery’s 2012 programme, continuing Dulwich’s tradition of presenting one of the country’s most diverse temporary exhibition programmes alongside one of the UK’s pre eminent Old Master collections and most dynamic community engagement programmes.

Highlights for 2012 will include Van Dyck in Sicily: Painting and the Plague (15 Feb – 27 May) – the fi rst exploration of work created by the artist whilst stranded in plague-ridden Palermo during 1624 – 5, and Andy Warhol: Life & Legends (20 June – 16 Sept), the fi rst UK showing of a large-scale exhibition of the artist’s portfolio prints featuring some of his most iconic imagery.

The year will begin with a unique display of Ragamala Indian miniature paintings opening in January; and the year concludes with Cotman in Normandy, a major exhibition of more than 100 works by celebrated English watercolourist John Sell Cotman.

In summer 2012 the Gallery will present an outdoor installation of four 15-foot sculptures by American artist and fi lm-maker Philip Haas. These works, inspired by Arcimboldo’s sixteenth century work The Four Seasons, will be on display together for the fi rst time following the completion of Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s award-winning community engagement programme will continue to provide a range of engaging activities for a wide audience around and beyond the exhibition programme.

Highlights in 2012 will include a new collaboration with charity Arts4Dementia as well as developing existing partnerships with Rambert Dance Company and the Oasis Trust. An Art Bus will be launched to facilitate new outreach activities across South London and the 2012 Contextual Lecture Series will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year.

The support of the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery will continue to enable a wide and varied range of events including Going for Gold, a free community day on 24 June to celebrate the Olympic summer. – www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

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