National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3NP
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National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff is a museum and art gallery in Cardiff, Wales. The museum is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. It was founded in 1905.

Art became a stronger focus in 2011 with the creation of the National Museum of Art. In particular it has a fine collection of 20th century and contemporary art. 20th century work includes sculptors, Jacob Epstein, Herbert Ward and Eric Gill, painters Stanley Spencer, L. S. Lowry, and Oskar Kokoschka. Nature Morte au Poron by Pablo Picasso was acquired in 2009.

Contemporary artists with works in the collection include Luke Jones, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach and Rachel Whiteread.

Events at this venue

There are 15 events at this location

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Artes Mundi 8

An exhibition of work shortlisted for the Artes Mundi art prize, including work by Anna Boghiguian (Canada / Egypt), Bouchra Khalili (Morocco / France), Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria), Trevor Paglen (USA) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand).

Thu 17 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 18 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 19 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 36 more dates until 24 Feb

Artes Mundi 8

Artes Mundi is an internationally focused arts organisation based in Wales. It identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with what it means to live in the world now, from a social, economic and political point of view, and how art can engage with society in meaningful and useful ways. The…

Thu 17 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 18 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 19 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 31 more dates until 24 Feb

Artes Mundi Curated Tours by John Wilson (Deaf-led BSL tour)

John Wilson, Deaf arts practitioner and consultant

Sat 19 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Bearing Witness to Truth

What is the role of the advocate in contemporary art for someone else’s experience? Step into the museum threshold with a group of artists in a collaborative sharing experience designed to investigate this in light of Bouchra Khalili’s Twenty-Two Hours. Led by writers Durre Shahwar and Hanan Issa, founders of ‘Where I’m…

Sat 2 Feb

Free / 029 2039 7951

CONFERENCE: Women in Focus: Documentary and Citizenship

National Museum Wales and the European Centre for Documentary Research Conference Present

Thu 24 Jan

£20 / 029 2039 7951

Fri 25 Jan

£20 / 029 2039 7951

David Nash: Sculpture through the Seasons

David Nash: Sculpture through the Seasons is the largest and most ambitious exhibition of David Nash's work ever presented in Wales. The exhibition will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the artist living and working in Capel Rhiw – a former Methodist chapel in Blaenau Ffestiniog, north Wales.

Fri 3 May

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 4 May

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sun 5 May

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 105 more dates until 1 Sep

From Russia With Love

From Russia with LoveCardiff University Chamber ChoirPeter Leech | directorA concert exploring music by the many reknowned Italian eighteenth-century composers who worked at the opulent court of Russian Empress Catherine the Great, where they quickly absorbed Russian aesthetic demands, especially with their choral works…

Fri 12 Apr

£5 / 029 2039 7951

Introduction to Geology

Series of five illustrated and detailed lectures exploring all things geology.

Thu 7 Mar

£90 full course / 029 2039 7951

Note: This is a five-day course, taking place on the 7, 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019.

Thu 14 Mar

£90 full course / 029 2039 7951

Note: This is a five-day course, taking place on the 7, 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019.

Thu 21 Mar

£90 full course / 029 2039 7951

Note: This is a five-day course, taking place on the 7, 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019.

…and 2 more dates until 4 Apr

Kyffin Williams: the Artist and Amgueddfa Cymru

2018 marks 100 years since the birth of John Kyffin Williams (1918 – 2006), arguably Wales’ most popular and prolific landscape painter of the twentieth century. Born in Llangefni, Williams’ career spanned more than sixty years. His personal, distinctive style focused on the rural landscape of Snowdonia, its cottages and…

Thu 17 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 18 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 19 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 88 more dates until 1 May

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we will be displaying twelve of his greatest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of this extraordinary artist.

Fri 1 Feb

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 2 Feb

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sun 3 Feb

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 80 more dates until 6 May

Organ Recital

The magnificent Williams-Wynn Wynnstay 18th century organ will be played this month by Emma Gibbins.

Fri 25 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Poppies for Remembrance

This exhibition explores how the poppy became the symbol for remembrance, and provides an opportunity for contemplation and reflection on loss and recovery.

Thu 17 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 18 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 19 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 37 more dates until 3 Mar

Sleep Magic Workshop

Join lucid dreaming expert Sarah Janes for an exploration of the sleep state. Learn the simple tricks and techniques that will help you become conscious whilst in a dream.

Sat 9 Feb

Free / 029 2039 7951

Tim Peake's Spacecraft and virtual reality experience

At National Museum Cardiff this winter, see the spacecraft that brought British astronaut Tim Peake back to Earth from the International Space Station. You can also relive the descent from space through a virtual reality experience.

Thu 17 Jan

£6 / 029 2039 7951

Fri 18 Jan

£6 / 029 2039 7951

Sat 19 Jan

£6 / 029 2039 7951

…and 19 more dates until 10 Feb

Women in Focus

Women in Focus is a year-long exhibition that explores the role of women in photography, both as producers and subjects of images. The exhibition draws on works from the permanent photographic collections at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.

Thu 17 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 18 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 19 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 7 more dates until 27 Jan

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