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George Bellows Men of the Docks 1912

Take One Picture at the National Gallery

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Temporarily closed - As part of the annual Take One Picture programme, get ready to explore how primary schools from across the UK have responded creatively to George Bellows's 1912 painting, 'Men of the Docks'.

Event Info

Date & Time

December 03 - January 31

Open daily: 10am–6pm and Friday until 9pm

Location

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7747 2885

Tickets & Prices

ENTRY IS FREE, BUT MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE

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Looking to explore what inspires cross-curricular work for primary school children?

This winter, the National Gallery will showcase artworks by primary school children from across the UK in the 25th annual 'Take One Picture' exhibition.

Each year the Gallery invites primary schools nationwide to focus on one of its paintings and respond creatively to its themes and subject matter, historical context, or composition. With the aim of promoting the visual arts across the curriculum and inspiring a lifelong love of art, this year the National Gallery has selected Men of the Docks (1912) by George Bellows as the source of inspiration.

Depicting workers on the docks of New York's frozen East River, the skyscrapers of Manhattan and a vast ocean liner towering in the background, Bellows's painting was chosen for the cross-curricular themes and subjects which can be explored: from cities and 20th-century New York, to immigration, working animals, and the riverfront as a place of work.

Featuring works by children from 37 different primary schools, the exhibition showcases the richness of children's creative responses to Bellows's painting – from model ships and polluted cityscapes to family interviews and letters home.

Running from 16th November 2020 – 31st January 2021, get ready to explore works created by the next generation of artists.

Admission is free, but to help ensure social distancing measures can be met, all visits must be booked online and in advance.

Book your tickets online here. Or, call or email using the following details:

T: +44 (0)20 7747 2885

E: information@ng-london.org.uk

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