Immerse yourself in art in 2018

Come and immerse yourself in our 2018 programme of exhibitions. Enjoy a varied roll call of incredible artists whose talent and invention take us beyond the norm and into the incredible.

We have nocturnal drama and glamour from Toulouse-Lautrec, insightful, revealing portraits from Victoria Crowe, uncompromising, monumental paintings from Jenny Saville, evocative expressionism from Emil Nolde and outstanding works that uncover the colossal influence of Rembrandt on Britain.

Get a taste of 2018 by watching our teaser trailer.

Rembrandt | Britain's Discovery of the Master

Britain’s love affair with one of history’s greatest artists is the subject of this exclusive new exhibition. It tells the story of how the taste for Rembrandt’s work was kindled in the early 18th century and grew into a mania that gripped collectors and art lovers across Britain. It also reveals the profound impact of Rembrandt’s art on the British imagination, by exploring the wide range of native artists whose work has been inspired by the Dutch master. 

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Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), Belshazzar’s Feast, National Gallery, London. Bought with a contribution from The Art Fund, 1964
Emil Nolde, Landschaft, Nordfriesland, 1920
© Nolde Stiftung Seebüll

Emil Nolde | Colour is Life

From windswept landscapes to breathtaking figurative studies, we take a comprehensive overview of the varied and prolific career of Emil Nolde, one of Germany’s greatest expressionist artists.

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Victoria Crowe | Beyond Likeness 

In her portraits, Victoria Crowe aims to represent something of the inner life of her sitters - the experiences and preoccupations of the individuals depicted - the world of ideas and dreams. Something that is explored in this insightful display.

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Victoria Crowe, Large Tree Group, 1975 © Victoria Crowe
Jenny Saville, Olympia, 2013-2014
© Jenny Saville. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian

NOW

Our third instalment of NOW features a major survey of works by Jenny Saville. Five other artists - Sara Barker, Christine Borland, Robin Rhode, Markus Schinwald and Catherine Street - all investigate themes of the body, performance, process and materiality.

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Pin Ups | Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of the Celebrity

Toulouse-Lautrec’s lithographic posters, portfolio prints and illustrations which made stars of Montmartre’s venues and their entertainers are the focus of this new exhibition, the first held by National Galleries of Scotland devoted to his art.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril (detail), 1899
National Galleries of Scotland
By Mark Robertson, 4 December 2017