Current exhibitions

Friends50

Friends50

  • Date: Apr 15, 2018 to Nov 4, 2018

Friends50 is a curated selection of items taken from the more than 300 Friends supported acquisitions which have been purchased during the course of the past 50 years by the Friends on behalf of the National Gallery.

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Assessing Abstraction

Assessing Abstraction

  • Date: Aug 1, 2017 to Feb 17, 2019

As the scratchings on the 70 000-year-old Blombos ochre reveal, that non-figurative mark-marking long predates the very notion of ‘art’ itself. While abstraction’s ‘invention’ in the early 20th century by European...


Permanent exhibitions