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'Museums at Night' Announced at the National Gallery on May 14
A gallery assistant looks at the painting entitled 'Frederiksborg Castle in the Evening Light' by Danish artist Christen Kobke (1810-1848), his first monographic exhibition ever to be shown outside Denmark at the National Gallery, in London. The exhibition runs until 13 June 2010. EPA/DANIEL DEME.
LONDON.- An evening of special events will take place at the National Gallery on Friday 14 May as part of Museums at Night celebrations.

The Gallery will be open until 9pm, including current exhibitions Painting History: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey and Christen Købke: Danish Master of Light. There will be live music, special talks and guided tours programmed exclusively for the evening.

The Danish writer Carsten Jensen will be discussing Christen Købke’s paintings. After his talk the author will be signing copies of his latest book, We, the Drowned (6pm, Sunley Room, free).

A Wine, Nibbles and Talk event examines the Antwerp speciality of making paintings of private art collections (6.15pm, £18/£15 concessions, booking essential).

Curator Anne Robbins will be giving two half-hour guided tours of the National Gallery’s current major exhibition Painting History: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey (booking essential; book an exhibition ticket for entrance at 6.30pm or 7.30pm to join the tours, £8).

Sound recordist Chris Watson will discuss and play his sound composition to complement Constable’s Cornfield (7pm, Room 34, free).

Opera singers from the Salzburg Festival will be performing in the Gallery (7.45pm, Room 9, free).

There will be a 60-minute guided tour of the Gallery’s collection (7pm, meet at the Sainsbury Wing Information Desk, free), and visitors can enjoy live music and a bar in the Sainsbury Wing Foyer.

The award-winning National Dining Rooms and the National Café are also celebrating Friday Late Museums at Night by offering Gallery visitors a complimentary bottle of wine when two dine.

National Gallery | London | 'Museums at Night' | Anne Robbins |


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