Saturday 9 December 2023

The National Gallery - What's new for December


Francesco Pesellino, 'The Triumph of David', about 1445–55 © The National Gallery, London

What's new for December

Take a break from the December rush and visit a brand new exhibition on a forgotten Renaissance great, Francesco Pesellino. Embrace the Christmas spirit with your chosen picture this month, and uncover a fascinating family story linked to the Gallery's history.

Francesco Pesellino and Fra Filippo Lippi and workshop, 'Angel (Right Hand)', 1455-60  © The National Gallery, London

Opening tomorrow

Meet an overlooked 15th-century artist in the first-ever exhibition dedicated to Francesco Pesellino.

Pesellino: A Renaissance Master Revealed, opens 7 December

Claude Monet, Lavacourt under Snow, about 1878-81 © The National Gallery, London

Gift Membership

Gift a Membership this Christmas and treat someone to a year of iconic art for the mind, body and soul.

From £75

Talks and courses

Jean-Etienne Liotard, 'The Lavergne Family Breakfast', 1754 © The National Gallery, London

Curator's introduction

Hear from curator Francesca Whitlum-Cooper as she introduces an exciting new exhibition, 'Discover Liotard and The Lavergne Family Breakfast'.

Wednesday 13 December
1 pm

El Greco, Christ driving the Traders from the Temple, about 1600 © The National Gallery, London

Free course taster

Looking for something to inspire you in the new year? Try a free taster of 'Stories of art' before you dive into the main course.

Friday 5 January 2024
4 pm

Frans Hals, The Merry Drinker, about 1628-30 © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Final weeks for Frans

"No words can do it justice. It must be seen to be believed." (The Observer). Become a Member to get unlimited free entry to this 5-star show!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Observer

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Frans Hals
Until 21 January

Stories to watch

© The National Gallery, London

Picture of the month

Curator Nicholas Flory takes a look at the intriguing details in Fra Lippi’s ‘Archangel Gabriel with Maryas’, your chosen picture for December.

Duration: 11 minutes

© The National Gallery, London

Linked lives

Join Poet Madeleine Le Cesne on a personal journey as she discovers the astonishing story of her family’s history at two neighbouring London galleries.

Duration: 17 minutes

Christmas afternoon tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Inspired by Avercamp's famous Dutch winter scene, try our tasty selection of scones, finger sandwiches, and seasonal pastries and cakes at Ochre.

Available to book until 7 January 2024.