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200 years of public art!

TODAY is the 200th birthday of the National Gallery, home of the nation's treasure trove of fabulous art which belong to us, the public and they are free for all to see. From classics by English artists Constable, Stubbs and Gainsborough to priceless works by Raphael, Canaletto and Michelangelo - this is a very special place.

At 9pm a spectacular light show will be shown across the front of the Gallery TODAY and tomorrow 11th May. NG200 has numerous initiatives this year including lending some of the nation’s most iconic and well-loved paintings including Monet's "The Water Lilies" and Turner's "The Fighting Temeraire" venues across the UK. There will be an exciting Van Gogh exhibition in the autumn featuring "Starry Night over the Rhône" (1888, Musée d’Orsay) and ‘The Yellow House’ (1888, Van Gogh Museum), as well as the iconic "Sunflowers". Daily guided tours at 3pm on

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (excluding public holidays) are FREE.

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