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Past exhibition

19 March – 15 June 2014

Location: Rooms 4-8 and 11-12

From the deftly captured shimmer of a pearl, to the sweep and splendour of his architectural settings, Veronese has captured our imaginations over centuries.

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice
Director's view

Veronese's paintings are magnificent visions of opulence, spectacle and colour. Having once adorned churches, palaces, villas and public buildings throughout the Veneto region, they are inseparable from our vision of Renaissance Venice. 

The exhibition is a visual feast of around 50 of these works. It marks the most significant collection of masterpieces by the artist ever to be displayed in the UK, with some major loans travelling to London from across the globe. 

Many of the paintings are enormous in size, and required a large-scale re-hang of the Gallery’s collection to accommodate, and some are reunited in the exhibition for the first time in hundreds of years.

About the artist

Paolo Caliari (1528–1588) of Verona (hence ‘Veronese’) was one of the most renowned and sought-after artists working in Venice in the 16th century. A virtuoso and a craftsman, Veronese created works ranging from complex frescoes to altarpieces, devotional paintings, mythological, allegorical and historical pictures, and portraits.

It was in Venice, endorsed by Titian, and working alongside Jacopo Sansovino and Andrea Palladio, that Veronese was established as one of the leading artists in Europe. His posthumous reputation has been as consistently high as his influence has been strong. The work of Van Dyck, RubensWatteau, Tiepolo and Delacroix depend upon his example.

Learn more about Paolo Veronese

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Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice (19 March – 15 June 2014) has been organised in association with the Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona, to complement their exhibition Paolo Veronese. L'illusione della realtà (5 July – 5 October 2014).

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Booking fees and delivery charges apply: maximum 6 tickets per purchase. Tickets can be purchased up to 3pm the day before you visit.

Open daily 10am-6pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Late night Fridays until 9pm (last admission 8.15pm)

Advance booking recommended

Tickets: Timed-ticket entry

Gift Aid* adult £15.50
Full price £14.00
Gift Aid* National Art Pass (Art Fund) holders £8.00
National Art Pass (Art Fund) holders £7.00
Gift Aid* Senior (60+) £14.50
Senior (60+)/Concessions £13.00
Students/Job seekers/12-18s £7.00
Family Ticket: Two adults and up to four children aged 12-18 £28.00

Tuesday afternoon special offer 2.30 - 6pm (Seniors only) £7.00

Under 12s

Free with a paying adult. Ticket required.

Veronese/Strange Beauty Special offer

Buy a ticket for Veronese and see Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance (19 February – 11 May 2014) for only £5.

Special offer valid for all Veronese ticket holders. Please present the Veronese ticket or proof of purchase at the Ticket Desk to redeem this offer. No further discounts apply to this offer price. Offer valid until 11 May 2014. 

Season tickets: Fully booked

Season tickets are no longer available for the Veronese exhibition.

Please note: Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or replaced. Tickets offered for resale will be cancelled without refund and admission will be refused to the bearer.

Please ensure you have your tickets with you when you visit the Gallery.  Proof of purchase will not be accepted for admittance and lost or forgotten tickets cannot be replaced. 

If you have not received your tickets please contact your ticket provider in advance of your visit so that they can make the necessary arrangements with the Gallery. 

Timed-ticket entry

Ticket holders should enter the exhibition at the Sainsbury Wing during the half hour time slot on their ticket.

You can stay as long as you like until closing procedures start, but there is no re-admission to the exhibition. The last ticket entry slot commences 1½ hours before closing time (e.g. 4.30–5pm entry for 6pm closing time).

Staff will start closing procedures 5 minutes before the advertised closing time.

Gift Aid*

Available online and at the Sainsbury Wing Ticket Desk only. By donating the cost of a standard ticket price, plus a minimum of 10%, the whole of your donation is eligible for Gift Aid at 25 pence in the pound.

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Disabled visitors

For disabled visitors, a complimentary accompanying carer/companion ticket is available upon request at the Ticket Desk, and all other sales points, including agents.

School, college and university groups

Educational institutions wishing to purchase exhibition tickets should email or call 020 7747 2888

Other ways to book

  • In person (no booking fee)

    Tickets can be purchased from the Advance Ticket Desk in the Sainsbury Wing until 5.15pm (8.15pm on Fridays)

  • By phone

    0844 847 2409 (booking fee)

    International callers +44 208 127 4920

    For groups of 10 people or more call 020 7420 9734 (no booking fee)

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