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The Lie of the Land

16 March - 26 May 2019

Through a playful and provocative display The Lie of the Land charts how British landscape was radically transformed by changes in free time and leisure activities since hunting and shooting, the recreations of the aristocracy, were enjoyed on the rolling hills of their private estates. In part, tracing a line between Capability Brown’s aristocratic gardens at Stowe and the social, urban experiment at neighbouring Milton Keynes, the exhibition teases out the aspirations that underpin our built environments.

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Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance

15 June - 22 September 2019

Showing works spanning her entire career since the 1960s, this is the first major retrospective of Rego’s work in England for over 20 years. The exhibition includes previously unseen paintings and works on paper from the artist’s family and close friends, which reflect Rego’s perspective as a woman immersed in urgent social issues and current affairs.

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George Stubbs: ‘all done from Nature’

12 October 2019 - 26 January 2020

George Stubbs: ‘all done from Nature’ presents the first significant overview of this renowned eighteenth century artist-scientist in Britain for more than 30 years. The exhibition brings together 80 paintings, drawings and publications from the National Gallery’s life-size portrait of the stallion Whistlejacket to pieces never previously seen in public.

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MK Calling 2020

15 February - 17 May 2020

Featuring over 130 artists across five world class gallery spaces, MK Calling is MK Gallery’s first open call submission exhibition in the majorly developed and extended building that reopened in March 2019. The exhibition will showcase a range of established and up and coming artists, very much celebrating what is happening today in contemporary art.

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Exhibitions

Memphis: Plastic Field

2 December 2020 - 12 September 2021

Memphis: Plastic Field explores the subversive and irreverent spirit of the Memphis Group, bringing together over 150 of the design collective’s most significant objects whose bold and playful look pushed boundaries and sparked a new era in International design.

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Film

The French Dispatch (15) – Exclusive Baby Screening

Tue 16 November 2021 10:30

On the death of its beloved Kansas-born editor Arthur Howitzer, Jr., (Bill Murray) the staff of The French Dispatch, a widely circulated American magazine based in the French city of Ennui-sur-Blase, convenes to write his obituary.

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Talks

Lunchtime Lecture: Introduction to Laura Knight

Wed 17 November 2021 12:00

MK Gallery Head of Exhibitions Fay Blanchard gives an hour-long lunchtime lecture introducing Laura Knight.

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Film

Whiplash (15)

Sat 20 November 2021 17:00

Haunted by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew is determined to rise to the top of the country’s most elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher, a talented but terrifying conductor, requests that Andrew be transferred into his band.

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Film

Roy Holliday Film Screening + Q&A

Sat 20 November 2021 15:00

Join us for an afternoon with Roy Holliday where we will be screening Heather Britton’s documentary about the drummer followed by a Q&A with the man himself.

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Ron’s Gone Wrong (PG) – Relaxed Screening

Sun 21 November 2021 10:30

20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box.”

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Film

Dune (12A)

16 November-23 November

Travelling alongside his family (Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa) to what may be the most dangerous planet in the universe, malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply – and only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.

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The French Dispatch (15)

16 November-23 November

On the death of its beloved Kansas-born editor Arthur Howitzer, Jr., (Bill Murray) the staff of The French Dispatch, a widely circulated American magazine based in the French city of Ennui-sur-Blase, convenes to write his obituary.

Free

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