Thursday 8 October 2020

The National Gallery - What's new for October


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Tracey Emin, 'It was just a kiss', 2010 (photography of original 2010 work). Private collection © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2020. Image courtesy the artist

New this month

Embrace art this autumn with two ground-breaking new exhibitions, including 'Sin', which opened today.

Plus, enjoy our latest events and videos, and enter our prize draw for a chance to win a ticket to our online talk with Sir Michael Palin.

Exhibitions to see

Detail from Artemisia Gentileschi, 'Self Portrait as a Lute Player', about 1615-18. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT Charles H. Schwartz Endowment Fund 2014.4.1 ©️ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art


Bold, gritty, tenacious – come face to face with 'Artemisia' in the UK's first major exhibition of her work.
"Thrilling work from art history's greatest heroine" The Telegraph

Until 24 January 2021

Detail from Bronzino, 'An Allegory with Venus and Cupid', about 1545 ©️ The National Gallery, London


From Bruegel and Velázquez to Andy Warhol and Tracey Emin, explore the 'sinful' art that spans centuries in our new exhibition.

Until 3 January 2021

Latest videos and online events

Detail from Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, 'Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando', 1879 © The National Gallery, London

Picture of the month

A soaring aerialist performs a magnificent feat but does this striking painting celebrate the performer or the painter himself? Find out in your chosen picture.   

Detail from Sandro Botticelli, 'Portrait of a Young Man', probably about 1480-5 © The National Gallery, London

Courses and talks

Featuring lively talks and art history courses, including the next Stories of art, there's plenty of online events to choose from this month.

Michael Palin ©️ Photo by John Swannell

Chance to win tickets!

Exclusive to subscribers, we have three tickets to win in our prize draw for the online talk 'The Quest for Artemisia' with Michael Palin on 23 October. One ticket can be enjoyed by you and your household.
Good luck!    

Sin catalogue © The National Gallery Company, London

Book of the month

'Sin: The Art of Transgression' accompanies our exhibition. Explore the often ambiguous depiction of sin over centuries to the modern day.