Exhibition: Saint Francis of Assisi

This exhibition runs from Sat, 6th May 2023 to Sun, 30th Jul 2023. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sat,
6th May 2023  
(10am - 6pm)
Sun,
7th May 2023  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
8th May 2023  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
9th May 2023  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
10th May 2023  
(10am - 6pm)
Thu,
11th May 2023  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
12th May 2023  
(10am - 9pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sat, 6th May 2023

Cost: Free of Charge


Come face-to-face with one of history’s most inspirational and revered figures in the first major UK art exhibition to explore Saint Francis of Assisi’s life and legacy.

Presenting the art and imagery of Saint Francis (1182–1226) from the 13th century to today, this exhibition looks at why this saint is a figure of enormous relevance to our time due to his spiritual radicalism, commitment to the poor, and love of God and nature, as well as his powerful appeals for peace, and openness to dialogue with other religions.

From some of the earliest medieval panels, relics and manuscripts to modern-day films and a Marvel comic, the exhibition shines a light on how Saint Francis has captured the imagination of artists through the centuries, and how his appeal has transcended generations, continents and different religious traditions.

It brings together paintings from the National Gallery Collection by Sassetta, Botticelli, and Zurbarán with international loans including works by Caravaggio, Josefa de Óbidos, Stanley Spencer, Antony Gormley, Giuseppe Penone and an exciting new commission from Richard Long.

This exhibition is curated by Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery and Joost Joustra, the Ahmanson Research Associate Curator in Art and Religion at the National Gallery.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

National Gallery,

Trafalgar Square, London,
WC2N 5DN

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