After some troubles in the mid 1900s, the gallery was temporarily closed. In the spring of 1909, the gallery had a grand reopening. At the time, the gallery was not completely open to the public, as the balcony room had been repainted just hours before the reopening. The Twelfth Doctor attended the reopening and discovered an alien that lived inside the paintings. He stopped it from draining the lives of several gallery-goers by throwing white paint at a painting it was in, trapping it on the canvas.
The balcony room was separated from the rest of the gallery by green curtains. It contained a painting of two Pelicans, an abstract painting involving squares, and the alien which was covered in a bucket-full of white paint.
Some of the notable pieces of art in the main gallery were Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies, The Kiss, The Tree of Life, Scotland Forever!, a portrait of a Weeping Angel, a painting of a woman knitting which was similar to Whistler's Mother, and Vincent van Gogh's self portrait. (COMIC: Gallery)