Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre

Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre A fine art collection spanning 400 years, including depictions of London, works by major Victorian artists, and the underground ruins of London's Roman Amphitheatre. The Gallery also runs a regular exhibition and events programme.
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Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city'. The original building was destroyed during a severe air raid in 1941. In 1988, when the Gallery was being rebuilt on its original site, Museum of London archaeologists discovered the remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre. The new building was redesigned to incorporate the underground Roman ruins and opened in 1999. Facebook is a public page. Please bear this in mind when posting your comments, especially regarding personal information. Further information on the City of London Corporation can be found at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk. The City of London Corporation is always happy to hear from you but please keep posts relevant. All comments will be monitored by Facebook and the City and any comments that are offensive or inappropriate will be removed. People who persistently cause conflict or offence to others will be removed and blocked from our social media pages.

In the Spotlight this week is William Holman Hunt, a British painter and co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. H...
15/01/2020

In the Spotlight this week is William Holman Hunt, a British painter and co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His works are notable for their symbolism and detail, influenced by Orientalism and for their adherence to Pre-Raphealite principles. Holman Hunt's etching of his larger painting The Lady of Shalott (1857) can be seen in our exhibition The Enchanted Interior this spring.
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This Saturday, 11 January, we'll be kicking off our Pre-Raphaelite family season by giving you a chance to be art critic...
09/01/2020

This Saturday, 11 January, we'll be kicking off our Pre-Raphaelite family season by giving you a chance to be art critics for the day! The building bricks and story corner will also be out, so you can build a masterpiece or get comfy with our book collection. Drop in 11am-4pm.

There's only 3 months to go until International Women's Day 2020! We’re looking ahead to The Enchanted Interior, our exc...
08/01/2020

There's only 3 months to go until International Women's Day 2020!

We’re looking ahead to The Enchanted Interior, our exciting exhibition showcasing contemporary female artists who challenge the tradition of female subjects in art in the #MeToo era.

Find out more here: bit.ly/2sAg9nY

07/01/2020

Please note that today's 2.15pm and 3.15pm Free Intro Tours of the Gallery will no longer be taking place. The 12.15pm and 1.15pm tours will continue as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Happy New Year!Are you planning what to see this spring 🌸 in London? The Enchanted Interior, our major exhibition explor...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year!

Are you planning what to see this spring 🌸 in London? The Enchanted Interior, our major exhibition exploring women in art from Pre-Raphaelite to contemporary artists, is opening in March!

More info here: bit.ly/2sAg9nY

From all of us at Guildhall Art Gallery, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
25/12/2019

From all of us at Guildhall Art Gallery, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

The Enchanted Interior is coming to Guildhall Art Gallery from 13th March to 14th June 2020! This major exhibition explo...
18/12/2019
Guildhall Art Gallery - City of London

The Enchanted Interior is coming to Guildhall Art Gallery from 13th March to 14th June 2020!

This major exhibition explores art's sinister fascination with enclosed women, from Victorian to contemporary artists. Find out more here: 🔗 http://bit.ly/2sAg9nY

This weekend if your final chance to view The London That Never Was. The display explores the collections of the London ...
05/12/2019

This weekend if your final chance to view The London That Never Was. The display explores the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives to present plans and drawings of some of the most intriguing proposals that didn't made it off the drawing board. https://bit.ly/2DQsneh

Our doors are open to anyone wishing to pay their respects.
05/12/2019

Our doors are open to anyone wishing to pay their respects.

The Princess Royal paid respects to the victims of Friday’s London Bridge terror attack yesterday by signing the City of London Book of Condolence at the Guildhall Art Gallery.

If you’d like to sign the book of condolence please visit: http://bit.ly/2RlHMeC

Today, Her Royal Highness, Fourth Warden of The Fishmongers’ Company, paid a private visit to Drapers’ Hall where she met members of the Fishmongers’ Company staff and Court members, including those affected by the attack.

The Princess Royal previously visited Fishmongers’ Hall on Thursday 14th November when she attended a Committee of Wardens meeting and Court meeting.

Support for those affected by terrorist attacks in the UK, including official helplines, can be found here: http://bit.ly/34PZT07

There's something for everyone at the #ArchitectureOfLondon exhibition, even for little ones. Pick up our booklet for ki...
22/11/2019

There's something for everyone at the #ArchitectureOfLondon exhibition, even for little ones. Pick up our booklet for kids and start exploring. Exhibition ends Sunday 1 December. More info: https://bit.ly/32YOs4B [Image by Yasmine Camilla]

There's something for everyone at the Architecture of London exhibition, even for little ones. Pick up our booklet for k...
22/11/2019

There's something for everyone at the Architecture of London exhibition, even for little ones. Pick up our booklet for kids and start exploring. Exhibition ends Sunday 1 December. More info: https://bit.ly/32YOs4B [Image by Yasmine Camilla]

Just 10 more days to visit #ArchitectureOfLondon! The exhibition will close on Sunday 1 December. Book here: https://bit...
21/11/2019

Just 10 more days to visit #ArchitectureOfLondon! The exhibition will close on Sunday 1 December. Book here: https://bit.ly/34a7Pc8

From delicate depictions to technical close-ups, contemporary artists have depicted the city around them in myriad ways....
20/11/2019

From delicate depictions to technical close-ups, contemporary artists have depicted the city around them in myriad ways. #ArchitectureOfLondon charts some of the themes and approaches that artists have used from the 17th century to today. More info: https://bit.ly/2Kyge1l

The London That Never Was offers a chance to delve into the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives. Join Curato...
14/11/2019

The London That Never Was offers a chance to delve into the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives. Join Curators Amy Proctor and Jeremy Smith for a free tour/talk on the making of the exhibition, and the stories behind London's unrealised plans. Book here: https://bit.ly/2Qf5IzU

Image: Frederic Barnett’s plan for a bridge across the Thames, 1876. © London Metropolitan Archives

The Gallery is closed this afternoon, and will re-open tomorrow from 12noon for #LordMayorsShow! Enjoy the historic stre...
08/11/2019

The Gallery is closed this afternoon, and will re-open tomorrow from 12noon for #LordMayorsShow! Enjoy the historic street spectacle from 11am, then drop in to Guildhall Art Gallery for free family activities and a chance to view depictions of the world's oldest civic parade.

From detailed architectural studies to panoramic views, artists respond to the city in radically different ways in our c...
29/10/2019

From detailed architectural studies to panoramic views, artists respond to the city in radically different ways in our current exhibition, #ArchitectureOfLondon. For more insight, join Curator and Head of Guildhall Galleries Elizabeth Scott for the final Architecture of London Curator's Tour on 6 November at 1pm. The tour is free, no booking required.

Join us for a free talk on sculptor Ronald Moody (1900 –1984) and the 20th century Black British art scene, with artist ...
23/10/2019

Join us for a free talk on sculptor Ronald Moody (1900 –1984) and the 20th century Black British art scene, with artist and archivist Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski. Thursday 24 October, 2pm. Book here: https://bit.ly/2ITbUcj. [Image © Valerie Wilmer via @Tate]

On Thursday 24 October, as part of Black History Month, join us for a free talk on sculptor Ronald Moody and the 20th ce...
15/10/2019
Beyond the Monolith: Recasting Ronald Moody

On Thursday 24 October, as part of Black History Month, join us for a free talk on sculptor Ronald Moody and the 20th century Black British art scene, with artist and archivist Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski.

Drawing on the Jamaican-born artist's works, personal papers and influences, Sowinski's research challenges the dominant narrative of Moody as a forgotten and marginalised figure. His practice and contribution to the landscape of British and global art history is brought into focus. Book here: https://bit.ly/2ITbUcj

A talk on sculptor Ronald Moody and the 20th century Black British art scene

This Saturday, bring the children along to Second Saturday Family Activities. A revolving programme may have you creatin...
10/10/2019

This Saturday, bring the children along to Second Saturday Family Activities. A revolving programme may have you creating arts and crafts based on the paintings on display, or heading to the Roman Amphitheatre to handle 2000-year-old artefacts. 12 October, 11am-4pm.

On Thursday and Friday this week, resident archaeologist Andrew Lane will be leading a guided tour of London's Roman Amp...
02/10/2019

On Thursday and Friday this week, resident archaeologist Andrew Lane will be leading a guided tour of London's Roman Amphitheatre, and a drop-in object handling session. Both events are free with no sign up necessary. For full details, see https://bit.ly/2kDwhkZ. #RomanLondon

Pens at the ready. For those looking for a moment of calm amidst the excitement of #EmergeFestival, transport yourself t...
26/09/2019

Pens at the ready. For those looking for a moment of calm amidst the excitement of #EmergeFestival, transport yourself to Tudor London through some mindful colouring. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2kDwhkZ

Explore the Gallery after hours this Friday at our Architecture of London Late. An evening of crafts, music, cocktails a...
25/09/2019

Explore the Gallery after hours this Friday at our Architecture of London Late. An evening of crafts, music, cocktails and more. 27 September, 7-10pm. More info: https://bit.ly/2kDwhkZ Emerge Festival

Planning to visit us for #OpenHouseLondon this weekend? Give yourself a few extra moments to explore our current exhibit...
18/09/2019

Planning to visit us for #OpenHouseLondon this weekend? Give yourself a few extra moments to explore our current exhibition: #ArchitectureOfLondon.

"Everything now is about regeneration, but history is embedded in the fabric of the urban environment". Artist Catherine...
18/09/2019

"Everything now is about regeneration, but history is embedded in the fabric of the urban environment". Artist Catherine Yass spoke with Aesthetica Magazine about her process and relationship with a changing city.

Read the interview here: http://aestheti.cc/mgstz #ArchitectureOfLondon

We are looking forward to #OpenHouseLondon this weekend. We will be running two tours per hour of Guildhall Art Gallery ...
17/09/2019

We are looking forward to #OpenHouseLondon this weekend. We will be running two tours per hour of Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre, from 10.30am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Join us for the Architecture of London Late on 27 September, as part of Emerge Festival. From cocktails and DJs to lego ...
16/09/2019

Join us for the Architecture of London Late on 27 September, as part of Emerge Festival. From cocktails and DJs to lego workshops, mindful colouring and pop-up talks, there is something for everyone.

Book now: https://bit.ly/2KsXD7p

Visit us for family activities every second Saturday of the month, 11am-4pm. Tomorrow you can design your own tote bag t...
13/09/2019

Visit us for family activities every second Saturday of the month, 11am-4pm. Tomorrow you can design your own tote bag to take home, using London's skyline as an inspiration. Don't forget, under 12s are able to bring 1 adult into the #ArchitectureOfLondon exhibition for free!

We have released additional tickets for three of our upcoming talks, due to popular demand: St Paul's Cathedral Before t...
11/09/2019

We have released additional tickets for three of our upcoming talks, due to popular demand: St Paul's Cathedral Before the Great Fire (18 September), From Ragstone to Riches (30 September) and A History of the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers (16 October). Book here: https://bit.ly/2HCGSFe

Canaletto's View through an arch of Westminster Bridge, 1747, is currently on display at #ArchitectureOfLondon.Take an i...
10/09/2019
Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto and the Art of Venice (U) | Barbican

Canaletto's View through an arch of Westminster Bridge, 1747, is currently on display at #ArchitectureOfLondon.

Take an immersive journey into the life and art of the famous view-painter at Barbican Cinema. Learn more about the artist, as well as Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. Info and booking: https://bit.ly/2k9Koy2

Exhibition on Screen open its fifth season with an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter

Stop by for Second Saturday Family Activities on 14 September, 11am-4pm. Free activities for children of all ages, inclu...
10/09/2019

Stop by for Second Saturday Family Activities on 14 September, 11am-4pm. Free activities for children of all ages, including stencilling inspired by our current Architecture of London exhibition, building blocks and our popular reading corner.

Art prints from the Guildhall Art Gallery collection are now available from the Art UK shop. Browse the full collection:...
09/09/2019

Art prints from the Guildhall Art Gallery collection are now available from the Art UK shop. Browse the full collection: bit.ly/2lBjekb

The next best thing to owning the real thing 🖼️.

Imagine a different London, one in which a colossal burial pyramid sat atop Primrose Hill. The London That Never Was exp...
06/09/2019

Imagine a different London, one in which a colossal burial pyramid sat atop Primrose Hill. The London That Never Was explores the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives to present plans and drawings of some of the most intriguing proposals that never made it far from the drawing board. 6 September - 8 December 2019. https://bit.ly/2Z2Wyv5 #FantasticFeats

The London That Never Was exhibition opens on Friday 6 September. See fantastical designs and plans for structures that ...
04/09/2019

The London That Never Was exhibition opens on Friday 6 September. See fantastical designs and plans for structures that were never built, from the collections of @LdnMetArchives. #FantasticFeats https://bit.ly/2Z2Wyv5

For an in-depth look at #ArchitectureOfLondon, join us for the monthly Curator's Tour, led by Elizabeth Scott. The next ...
02/09/2019

For an in-depth look at #ArchitectureOfLondon, join us for the monthly Curator's Tour, led by Elizabeth Scott. The next tour takes place on Wednesday 4 September at 1pm. https://bit.ly/2UZF64P

Visit us this weekend to view the Illuminated River display and abstract digital works by visiting artist Terry Cripps. ...
30/08/2019

Visit us this weekend to view the Illuminated River display and abstract digital works by visiting artist Terry Cripps. Both are on display until 4pm on Sunday 1 September. We will then be preparing for The London That Never Was, opening Friday 6 September. Architecture of London continues until 1 December.

Join Head of Guildhall Galleries and Architecture of London Curator Elizabeth Scott on Wednesday 4 September at 1pm for ...
28/08/2019

Join Head of Guildhall Galleries and Architecture of London Curator Elizabeth Scott on Wednesday 4 September at 1pm for an in-depth tour. Free with an exhibition ticket. #ArchitectureOfLondon

This week is your last chance to view the Illuminated River display. The free exhibition includes architectural drawings...
27/08/2019

This week is your last chance to view the Illuminated River display. The free exhibition includes architectural drawings and visualisations, alongside historic Thames paintings by artists inc. Frank Brangwyn, John Atkinson Grimshaw and Norman Wilkinson. https://bit.ly/2ZkSMy7

As summer draws to a close, join us for Wild City Trail, our final family event of the holidays. On 29 August, we'll be ...
25/08/2019

As summer draws to a close, join us for Wild City Trail, our final family event of the holidays. On 29 August, we'll be making pocket flower presses inspired by our paintings. Explore the garden at Salters' Hall and hear animal stories at Barbican Children's Library. Follow the trail and visit all three sites to become an ultimate explorer. https://bit.ly/2ObUHjr

Coming in to visit us on our 20th anniversary? Make the most of your visit with a free guided tour on Friday 23 August a...
22/08/2019

Coming in to visit us on our 20th anniversary? Make the most of your visit with a free guided tour on Friday 23 August at 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm.

To mark the 20th anniversary of our re-opening, tickets to the #ArchitectureOfLondon exhibition will be reduced to 1999 ...
22/08/2019

To mark the 20th anniversary of our re-opening, tickets to the #ArchitectureOfLondon exhibition will be reduced to 1999 prices for one day only. Full price admission will be just £2.50 on Friday 23 August. Time to party like it's 1999!

#TBT to 20 years ago this week, when we re-opened our doors! Originally built in 1885 to house the City of London's grow...
22/08/2019

#TBT to 20 years ago this week, when we re-opened our doors! Originally built in 1885 to house the City of London's growing art collection, the Gallery suffered extensive fire damage during air raids in WW2. Exhibitions continued, but the main building remained closed until 1999. #ThrowbackThursday

Join the Wild City Trail, a free family event on 29 August. Visit Guildhall Art Gallery, Salters' Garden and Barbican Ch...
20/08/2019
Wild City - family nature and culture trail

Join the Wild City Trail, a free family event on 29 August. Visit Guildhall Art Gallery, Salters' Garden and Barbican Children's Library - City of London Libraries and enjoy nature in its many forms. Collect stamps at all three sites to become an official outdoor explorer. Booking and information: https://bit.ly/2ObUHjr

In the heart of the City wildlife surrounds us. We invite you to become minibeasts for the day on this family nature trail. Discover how artists are inspired by the natural world and get creative at Guildhall Art Gallery, explore and immerse yourself with the bugs and bees in the Salters’ garden, ...

Architecture of London includes works by Rachel Whiteread, Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud, alongside a host of other re...
16/08/2019

Architecture of London includes works by Rachel Whiteread, Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud, alongside a host of other resident and visiting artists who have been inspired by London. Not sure what to expect? There's only way to find out. https://bit.ly/2UZF64P

Photo by Ben Broomfield

14/08/2019

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Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city'. The original building was destroyed during a severe air raid in 1941. In 1988, when the Gallery was being rebuilt on its original site, Museum of London archaeologists discovered the remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre. The new building was redesigned to incorporate the underground Roman ruins and opened in 1999. The Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre are part of the Guildhall Galleries. Facebook is a public page. Please bear this in mind when posting your comments, especially regarding personal information. Further information on the City of London Corporation can be found at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk. The City of London Corporation is always happy to hear from you but please keep posts relevant. All comments will be monitored by Facebook and the City and any comments that are offensive or inappropriate will be removed. People who persistently cause conflict or offence to others will be removed and blocked from our social media pages.

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