Monday 4 July 2022

The National Gallery - What's new for July

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Credit Suisse: Partner of the National Gallery
Claude Monet, Water-Lilies, after 1916 © The National Gallery, London

New for July 

Take in amazing art after hours with more Friday Lates at the Gallery and discover the story of 20th century painting as our acclaimed online course returns. Plus, make sure to catch the "bona fide blockbuster" Raphael as we say goodbye to a Renaissance master.

Winslow Homer, The Gulf Stream, 1899 (reworked by 1906), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1906 (06.1234) © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Be the first to book 

Priority booking opens on Wednesday 6 July for two exciting autumn exhibitions, Winslow Homer and Lucian Freud.

Become a Member today and not only will you be first to book, you'll see both exhibitions for free.

Events and courses

Paul Cézanne, Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), about 1894-1905 © The National Gallery, London

Stories of art

From Pablo Picasso to Cornelia Parker and the Young British Artists, discover avant-garde art of the 20th century and beyond in this popular online course.

Every Wednesday, 20 July – 24 August
5.30 pm
Tickets £75 for all six sessions

Yulin Huang, 'Death Chases Life, But So Do We', 2019. Courtesy of the artist

Friday Lates

Enjoy a night of culture at the Gallery with an exciting programme of special talks, tours and drop-in life drawing classes - until 9pm. 

Friday 22 July
From 6 pm
In Gallery

Raphael, Bindo Altoviti, about 1515 © National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1943.4.33

Final weeks: Raphael

It's a "once-in-a-lifetime" (Evening Standard), "jaw-dropping" (Time Out) exhibition and it closes this month! 

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael
Until 31 July

New to watch

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, The Infant Saint John with the Lamb, 1660-5 © The National Gallery, London

Picture of the month

In the middle of the wilderness before the promise of a storm, stands a lamb and an infant – explore Murillo's tender portrait as your picture for July.

Duration: 1 minute

© The National Gallery, London

Why is someone drawing graffiti inside a church?

Join Curatorial Fellow Justine Rinnooy Kan as she picks out some surprising details in Saenredam's church interior. 

Duration: 10 minutes