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Short talk - Henry VIII's Garden Manual: Ruralia Commoda

Thursday, 8 October 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Vanessa Remington, Senior Curator of Paintings, will highlight Henry VIII’s copy of a book entitled ‘Ruralia Commoda’ (Rural Benefits). This volume, little-known today, introduced the idea of the garden as a status symbol for princes and ... Read more about Short talk - Henry VIII's Garden Manual: Ruralia Commoda

Child takes part in art activities at the mews

Family Activities: The Big Draw

Thursday, 29 October 2015 to Friday, 30 October 2015
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

The Big Draw is a national campaign to get people drawing and is the biggest drawing event in the UK.

This half-term, be inspired by the magnificent displays and atmosphere of the Royal Mews and and document it with The Big Draw. ... Read more about Family Activities: The Big Draw

Gerrit Dou, Girl Chopping Onions, 1647

Exhibition Talk for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Thursday, 12 November 2015 to Thursday, 11 February 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

To enhance your group visit to both 'Masters of the Everyday', book an exclusive Exhibition Talk in The Queen's Gallery. ... Read more about Exhibition Talk for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

Friday, 13 November 2015 to Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The Dutch artists of the 17th century painted ordinary people doing everyday things. They offer us a glimpse into the rumbustious life of village taverns and peasant cottages, and the quiet domesticity of courtyards and parlours. ... Read more about Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

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High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Friday, 13 November 2015 to Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Portly squires and young dandies, Jane Austenesque heroines and their chaperones, dashing young officers and corrupt politicians.  Just some of the subjects of the keenly observant satires by English caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827). ... Read more about High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

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Pieter De Hooch, Cardplayers, 1658

Private Evening View for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Monday, 16 November 2015 to Thursday, 11 February 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Groups can arrange a Private Evening View to explore both 'Masters of the Everyday' at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Private Evening View for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Jan Steen, The Violin Player, c.1665

Private Evening Talk and View for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Monday, 16 November 2015 to Thursday, 11 February 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Groups can learn more about both 'Masters of the Everyday' during an exclusive after-hours Private Evening Talk and View. ... Read more about Private Evening Talk and View for groups - Masters of the Everyday

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