Come and explore our current exhibition, full of paintings by one of America's most important living artists, Alex Katz. The exhibition features portraits, land and seascapes, figure studies and flowers. Alongside these works are Katz's personal selection of paintings from the Tate Collection.
#katz Alex Katz! Such colour! Reminded me of Italian frescos too. Loved curated works - esp Hockney & Hodgkin. Go on a dull winter day @danabouttown
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Until 17 March 2013
Free admission, Sunley Gallery Immerse yourself in Brazilian artist Maria Nepomuceno's new commission for our Sunley Gallery, created with the help of local artists and makers and members of the public. Lie in the hammock, feel the textures of the coiled rope and handmade beads and listen to interesting sounds as you become part of the artwork.
Inspired by Alex Katz's love of poetry, writers and graduate students from the Centre for Modern Poetry and Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Kent give lunchtime readings in the galleries of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems.
Following the 2012 US presidential election, author and critic Bonnie Greer, writer on American culture Sarah Churchwell and painter Merlin James discuss the class politics of Katz's paintings and question whether the American Dream is still possible.
Thu 1 Nov, 1- 4pm£3 per child / free for adults, under 3s and families living in CT9 postcode, drop in Taking inspiration from Katz's portrait paintings in Give Me Tomorrow, adults and children can create their own collage story together, with help from artist Beccy McCray and the University for the Creative Arts.
We have two activities for you to take part in - try Katz's pouncing technique when making your own portrait / make a wish to hang on our artist-made New Year tree, which will be in our Clore Learning Studio during the festive period.
Fri 30 Nov, 6-9pm, free, drop inWe're getting the festive season started with our special late night event. Join us for the turning on of our Christmas tree lights, to sing carols, celebrate with craft activities and much more. We've got 10% discountin our shop and our neighbours in Margate Old Town are also staying open late - a great opportunity for some Christmas gift shopping.