Five art events not to be missed this March

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

Tate 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

Fairfax House
Until 7 June

A show exploring the biting political and social commentary of the famous Georgian cartoonist.

Chawton House

Jane Austen’s Reading

Chawton House
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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