Saturday 23 October 2021

The National Gallery - New online and Gallery events announced

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Sandro Botticelli, 'Venus and Mars', about 1485 © The National Gallery, London

Winter events to book now

Take a look at our new talks, tours and courses online and in the Gallery – including a conversation with award-winning artist Kehinde Wiley ahead of his December exhibition.

Plus, walk through a winter wonderland as our Christmas experience returns to the Gallery.

Father Christmas © The National Gallery, London

Meet Father Christmas

Join a magical adventure in winter wonderland as Father Christmas returns to the Gallery with gifts, competitions and activities for kids.

From 13 November


Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615-17 © The National Gallery, London

Women artists

How did women become artists and why were they so few? Discover women in the collection, including Artemisia and Paula Rego, in this online course.

Every Monday, 1 November –
6 December
3.30 pm
Tickets £75 for all six sessions

Cosimo Tura, 'A Muse (Calliope?)', probably 1455–60 © The National Gallery, London

Stories of art

From Botticelli to Bellini, discover 15th-century Renaissance painting with art historian Jo Walton at our popular online course.

Every Wednesday, 3 November –
8 December
5.30 pm
Tickets £75 for all six sessions

Talks and tours

Edmund de Waal. Photo by Ben McKee

Ruskin lecture

Artist and writer Edmund de Waal will give this year's lecture, examining Ruskin's legacy of thinking on technology, materiality, consumption and value.

Friday 5 November
7 pm
Tickets £10
In Gallery

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, 'Self Portrait in a Straw Hat', 1782 © The National Gallery, London

A guided tour

Be curious and explore some of our most iconic works, as well as our less familiar paintings in this hour-long tour of the Gallery.

Friday 10 December
5.30 pm
In Gallery