Families can celebrate the start of the Half Term holidays with a visit to one of the best collections of Modern British Art in the country – without paying a penny – when Pallant House Gallery drops its admission fee for the day on Saturday 19 February.
The Gallery is open from 10am to 5pm. Entrance will be free to everyone throughout the day.
Saturday will offer Pallant House Gallery visitors the chance to see the current season of temporary exhibitions including ‘Contemporary Eye: Crossovers' (until 6 March 2011), a series of startling installations by leading contemporary artists such as Grayson Perry and Damien Hirst, and the critically-acclaimed ‘Cezanne to Picasso' (until 13 March 2011) featuring key works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Metzinger, Paul Klee, Marino Marini, Fernand Léger and André Derain.
Visitors will also be offered the chance to have their portraits taken in a series of family-friendly events led by local artists to raise funds for Partners in Art, the innovative project which pairs artists with support needs with a volunteer. Activities will include sketching, photography, face painting, and badge making. There will also be a raffle offering the chance to win a free De'Longhi coffee machine. All proceeds will go to support the Community programme.
Other events include a free ‘Highlights of the Collection' talk at 2pm, and free coffee tasting in the Galleria, provided by De'Longhi, the headline sponsors of the Gallery. Children's trails will also be available for families to pick up throughout the day.
A series of activities led by local artists to raise funds for Partners in Art, an innovative project in the Gallery's Community programme.
Sketching and Photography from £4
Face Painting from £1
Badge making from £2
Free De' Longhi Coffee tasting
Free Highlights of the Collection Tour
2pm, meet at reception
Pallant House Gallery Opening Hours