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National Gallery - Architecture - Sainsbury Wing and Later Additions
... The Gallery had long sought expansion into this space and in 1982 a competition was held to find a suitable architect the shortlist included a radical high-tech proposal by Richard Rogers, among others ... competition was that the new wing had to include commercial offices as well as public gallery space ... However, in 1985 it became possible to devote the extension entirely to the Gallery's uses, due to a donation of almost £50 million from Lord Sainsbury and his brothers Simon and Sir ...
John Sell Cotman - Work
... His work can be found in the UK at the Castle Museum and Art Gallery in Norwich (well over 2000 pieces), Tate Gallery, the British Museum and Victoria Albert Museum in London, the Fitzwilliam ...
Nadav Kander - Exhibitions
... Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland 2011 Selected Portraits 1999 - 2011, The Lowry, Manchester, UK 2011 Yangtze - The Long River, Forum fur Fotografie, Cologne, Germany 2011 Yangtze - The Long ...
Night Gallery - Plot
... Serling appeared in an art gallery setting and introduced the macabre tales that made up each episode by unveiling paintings (by artist Tom Wright) that depicted the stories ... Night Gallery regularly presented adaptations of classic fantasy tales by authors such as H ... Night Gallery was initially part of a rotating anthology or wheel series called Four in One ...

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