Wednesday, 7 September 2022

The National Gallery - What's new for September


Claude-Joseph Vernet, A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas ('Tempête'), 1773 © The National Gallery, London

What's new in September

Start the season by learning something new with this month's unmissable courses, events and videos. Plus, it's time to get excited for Winslow Homer as we count down to opening the exhibition this week!

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

Opening this week

Get ready to meet an icon of American painting – Become a Member to see Winslow Homer first at an exclusive preview day, and visit for free as many times as you like.

Opens 10 September

Courses and Lates

Unknown English or French (?) artist, 'The Wilton Diptych', about 1395–9 © The National Gallery, London

Stories of art

Discover masterpieces of medieval art, including 'The Wilton Diptych', on this six-week course with Siân Walters.

Every Wednesday, 14 September – 19 October
5.30 pm
Tickets £75

Alketa Xhafa Mripa, 'Thinking of You', 2015. Photo by Valdrin Xhemaj

Friday Lates

Open until 9pm every Friday, explore the collection after hours, see exhibitions and join special events, including talks with contemporary artists.

First talk, Friday 30 September
6.30 pm
In Gallery

Latest videos

Claude-Joseph Vernet, A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas ('Tempête'), 1773 © The National Gallery, London

A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas

Beauty and terror of the sublime collide in this dramatic seascape by Vernet – our picture of the month.

Duration: 1 minute

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Cupid complaining to Venus, 1526-7 © The National Gallery, London

Why is this angel covered in bees?

Uncover this intriguing painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder and find out what it tells us about myths and their meanings.

Duration: 11 minutes

Catalogues © The National Gallery Company, London

Sunflowers Brunch

Visit the Ochre restaurant for the new 'Sunflowers Brunch' – expect a DJ, oysters and a Bloody Mary trolley to make your perfect tipple.

Every Saturday from 10 September
11 am – 3 pm

Calenders © The National Gallery, London

Enjoy art all year long

Our much-anticipated calendars and diaries are printed in the UK using vegetable inks and paper sourced from responsibly managed forests – now available to buy from the online shop.

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