Friday 3 February 2023

The National Gallery - What's new for February


Canaletto, 'A Regatta on the Grand Canal', about 1740 © The National Gallery, London

What's new for February

This month, enrich your knowledge of Italian art and culture with a new interactive course and a behind-the-scenes look at our early Renaissance treasures. Plus, with the epic show, After Impressionism, now on sale to Members, it’s the perfect time to join and grab your tickets before they go on general sale!

Celebrate Italian culture

Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne, 1520-3 © The National Gallery, London

Practising Italian

Take inspiration from our collection of Italian paintings and learn about the nation's culture and language in this interactive online course.

Every Monday, 6 – 27 February
4.30 pm
Tickets £50

Francesco Guardi, 'Venice: The Doge's Palace and the Molo', about 1770 © The National Gallery, London

Picture of the month

What does learning a language have in common with looking at a painting? Cultural historian and Italian teacher Rachel Haworth talks about life in Guardi’s Venice, with February's picture.

Duration: 1 minute

Book first for 'After Impressionism'

Join as a Member today and book your tickets before they go on general sale, plus see this epic exhibition first and for free.

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One room, 26 paintings

Go behind the scenes with curator Laura Llewellyn as she works with art handlers to arrange and hang a selection of 15th-century Italian paintings in Room 14.

Duration: 5 minutes

Bartolomé Bermejo, 'Saint Michael Triumphs over the Devil', 1468 © The National Gallery, London

Why is this demon sprouting serpents?

Snakes for arms; scaly, avian legs; and moth-like wings, find out why this late-Gothic demon was the stuff of nightmares in its day.

Duration: 9 minutes

Planning a visit?

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Gallery entry update

Our main entrance is temporarily changing! From 16 February, the Sainsbury Wing will close to visitors as we begin our exciting transformation of this iconic building. Entry into the Gallery will be via the Portico entrance, with step-free access at the Getty. 

We'd strongly recommend booking a visit in advance, to save you time on arrival.

Love Conquers All dinner

Take your date’s breath away on Valentine's Day with a self-guided tour of some of the most iconic ‘love’ paintings the Gallery has to offer, followed by dinner and live music at our Ochre restaurant. It's the perfect romantic night out!

Tuesday 14 February