The Gallery’s campus consists of the original neoclassical West Building designed by John Russell Pope, which is linked underground to the trendy East Building, designed by I. M. Pei, and the 6.1-acre (25,000 m2) Sculpture Garden. The Gallery often presents short-term particular exhibitions spanning the world and the history of art.
The National Gallery opened to the public on 10 May 1824, housed in Angerstein’s former townhouse at No. 100 Pall Mall. The Raising of Lazarus by Sebastiano del Piombo, from the collection of John Julius Angerstein. This turned the founding collection of the National Gallery in 1824.
The classical art is housed within the older of the 2 buildings, the West Building, and features wooden-paneled galleries, marble hallways, a powerful atrium, and indoor gardens. And even with the huge numbers of holiday makers the gallery attracts, itâ€™s all the time possible to find a quiet spot to benefit from … Read More