Tuesday 5 October 2021

The National Gallery - What's new for October

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Peter Paul Rubens, 'Minerva protects Pax from Mars ('Peace and War')', 1629-30 © The National Gallery, London

What's new for October

Embrace art this autumn with these latest talks, courses and videos, including your action-packed picture of the month by Rubens.

Planning a visit? As we get ready for the opening of ‘Poussin and the Dance’ next week, make sure to catch Bellotto’s spectacular views of Königstein before the exhibition goes at the end of the month.

In the Gallery

Nicolas Poussin, A Dance to the Music of Time, about 1634–6. By kind permission of the Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London (P108) © The Trustees of the Wallace Collection

Poussin opens soon

Lose yourself in Nicolas Poussin's world of revelry and drama in a major new exhibition opening this week.

Opens 9 October
Tickets £12

Visitors in the exhibition 'Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited'. Photo © The National Gallery, London

Last chance: Bellotto

Don't miss your chance to witness Bellotto’s majestic Königstein views, reunited after 250 years before they leave.
★★★★★The GuardianThe Telegraph

Closes 31 October
Free, Room 1

Courses and talks

Willem Kalf, Still Life with Drinking-Horn, about 1653 © The National Gallery, London

Cross-cultural connections

Featuring luxury textiles and Islamic artefacts, discover the connections between Europe and the Islamic world through paintings in the collection.

Every Thursday, 7 – 28 October
11 am
Tickets £52

Marc Padeu, 'Le souper a Penja', 2019. Credit: Marc Padeu

Caravaggio in Cameroon

Explore contemporary artist Marc Padeu's monumental paintings as he discusses his inspiration of Baroque art, particularly Caravaggio, in this online talk.

Thursday 14 October
4 pm

Latest videos

Peter Paul Rubens, 'Minerva protects Pax from Mars ('Peace and War')', 1629-30 © The National Gallery, London

Picture of the month

Who will win? Minerva or Mars? Wisdom or war? Take a look at this action-packed painting by Rubens in October's picture.

Duration: 1 minute

First look at The Red Boy or Portrait of Charles William Lambton (1818-31) by Sir Thomas Lawrence © The National Gallery, London

First look at 'The Red Boy'

Paul Ackroyd introduces our new acquisition, Lawrence's 'Red Boy' – a work so popular it was the first-ever painting to feature on a British postage stamp.

Duration: 6 minutes

Christmas cards © The National Gallery Company, London

Countdown to Christmas

It’s never too early to prepare for Christmas. Choose from our wide range beautifully designed cards featuring winter scenes and religious paintings.