Football Is Art Calendar

5 April 2019 - 27 October 2019


Footballers have often been described as artists on the pitch, but what happens when the game is depicted as art? Can art in all its forms truly capture the emotions of a match?

Our latest exhibition, Football Is Art, shows how artists have depicted the beauty, drama and passion of our game.

We've selected works from a star-studded line-up of painters, illustrators and sculptors. From Paul Nash to Picasso, George Best to Banksy, the exhibition features household names and hidden gems alike, each one capturing what makes football the game of our lives in their own unique way.

We want those inspired by the exhibition to get stuck in themselves. You can create your very own 3D artworks in the Score Gallery, using the intuitive Google Tilt Brush to bring your vision of the game to life. Can you paint a ball, a shirt or a player in just ten minutes?

Learn more about the inspiration behind the paintings with our Football Is Art audio guide:

Football Is Art is the culmination of a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to allow the National Football Museum to strengthen its collection of art and sculpture.