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Another big name for Kelvingrove – Leonardo da Vince arrives in February

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Kelvingrove seems to be attracting some big names for its temporary exhibits nowadays.

Next on the list is Leonardo da Vinci, part of a nationwide event that marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.

This sees some 144 of the Renaissance master’s greatest drawings in the Royal Collection being displayed simultaneously in twelve venues across the UK from 1 February to 6 May 2019, with different works on show in each of the participating museums and galleries.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is the only Scottish venue to host one of the exhibitions of twelve drawings, and entry to the exhibition is included as part of the normal free admission (thank goodness).

There is a later exhibition: 22 November 2019 – 15 March 2020 – exhibition of 80 drawings at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, but that is separate, and comes with a ticket price.

Details from the Royal Collection Trust:

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, a nationwide event, will give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist. 12 drawings selected to reflect the full range of Leonardo’s interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany – will be shown at each venue in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland, with a further venue to be announced.

Following the exhibitions at our partner venues, in May 2019 the drawings will be brought together to form part of an exhibition of over 200 sheets at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the largest exhibition of Leonardo’s work in over 65 years. A selection of 80 drawings will then travel to The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse in November 2019, the largest group of Leonardo’s works ever shown in Scotland.


24/01/2019 - Posted by | Civilian, council | , ,

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