Gallery B, the first new gallery space created at the National Gallery in 26 years, is due to open on the 22nd of March with a display dedicated to the 17th-century Old Masters, Rembrandt and Rubens. The new 200 sq. m space was designed by the UK-based architects Purcell.
The inaugural show includes nine works by Rubens and 11 paintings by Rembrand. All of the works are drawn from the permanent collection.
Gabriele Finaldi, the director of the National Gallery, says in a statement: “Gallery B is the first new gallery to open since the Sainsbury Wing was inaugurated in 1991. It provides the setting for an original display of works by two of the National Gallery’s titans, Rubens and Rembrandt.”