Five art events not to be missed this March
1 Mar 2019 - 11:58 BY The Arts Society
Check out our list of the best shows to see this month, from Georgian satire to Van Gogh’s Britain.
Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888 © The National Gallery, London/ Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1924
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
27 March–11 August
A major exhibition revealing how Vincent van Gogh was inspired by Britain and in turn inspired British artists.
James Gillray, The Plumb-Pudding in Danger, 1805
Savage Satire: From the pen of James Gillray
Until 7 June
A show exploring the biting political and social commentary of the famous Georgian cartoonist.
Jane Austen’s Reading
4 March–16 December
A glimpse into the life of Jane Austen through the books she read, many of which influenced her work.
Yinka Shonibare, The Crowning, 2007 © Yinka Shonibare MBE. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018
The new MK Gallery
Opens 16 March
The brand-new gallery in Milton Keynes, designed by 6a architects, opens with The Lie of the Land, featuring works by more than 85 artists including Canaletto, Rachel Whiteread, JMW Turner, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley and Yinka Shonibare MBE.
The Painted Hall Ceiling, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich © Nikhilesh Haval
Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall
Opens 23 March
Following a two-year refurbishment, this exceptional Baroque interior has been restored to its former glory.
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