Free artist-led workshops taking inspiration from Gallery paintings take place every Sunday for families with children aged 5–11 (11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm; sessions last 1 hour).
Under-5s can get involved in interactive stories with Magic Carpet Storytelling (10.30am & 11.30am; sessions last 30 minutes)
Walk and Talk
7 November, 12.30pm, meet in the Education Centre Foyer
Join us on a journey through the collection where we will walk, talk and bring paintings alive! For all ages. This month’s theme is ‘rivalry’.
Discover more with our range of audio tours, available every day from the Audio Guide Desks. Children go free with a paying adult.
See www.nationalgallery.org.uk for more details.
Out of Art into Literacy
Until 5 December 2010
An exhibition showcasing primary pupils’ storytelling inspired by the National Gallery Collection.
Venice: Caneletto and his Rivals
Until 16 January 2011
This exhibition presents the finest view paintings of one of the world’s most enthralling and beautiful cities. As well as celebrating the great works of Canaletto, the exhibition highlights the exceptional achievements of his less well-known rivals and associates including Luca Carlevarijs, Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto and Francesco Guardi.
Admission £12, concessions and season tickets available.
Tickets available daily at the Gallery from 10am. Advance tickets: 0844 847 2409 or www.nationalgallery.org.uk (booking fees); or by post or in person from the Gallery. Ticket desks (Advance and Exhibition) open daily 10am–5.15pm, Friday until 8.15pm.
Clive Head: Modern Perspectives
Until 28 November 2010
To coincide with Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals, the National Galley is inviting two contemporary artists to display work looking at the urban landscape. The first of these artists, Clive Head, will
display three works exploring new ways of representing London. In Canaletto, Clive Head finds an artist who, like himself, reinvents the landscape, creating paintings which resemble the real world
without simply repeating it.
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work
24 November 2010 – 22 May 2011
Bridget Riley is one of the most significant and original painters of our time. This exhibition will enable visitors to investigate how Riley’s work relates to the National Gallery Collection.
The exhibition focuses upon her most recent paintings, and two drawings will be made directly on to the walls of the exhibition space. Five National Gallery paintings are featured including in the exhibition, Mantegna’s Introduction of the Cult of Cybele to Rome (1505–6) and Raphael’s Saint Catherine of Alexandria (about 1507).
Westminster, City of London WC2N 5DN
See www.nationalgallery.org.uk for more details or call 020 7747 2885