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What’s new for November

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What’s new for November at the National Gallery

New this month

Explore our online events and latest videos

Explore our online events and latest videos

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Detail from Jan van Kessel the Elder, 'Insects with Common Hawthorn and Forget-Me-Not', 1654 © The National Gallery, London

New this month

Although the Gallery is closed up until 2 December, we’re always open online. Take a look at our new events and videos as we continue to bring the Nation’s art straight to your inbox.

Firstly, get up close to Jan Van Kessel’s tiny still-life for November’s Picture of the Month – as chosen by you, with thanks to Nikon, our new Digital Content Partner.

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Credit Suisse: Partner of the National Gallery

Although the Gallery is closed up until 2 December, we’re always open online. Take a look at our new events and videos as we continue to bring the Nation’s art straight to your inbox.

Firstly, get up close to Jan Van Kessel’s tiny still-life for November’s Picture of the Month – as chosen by you, with thanks to Nikon, our new Digital Content Partner.


November events

Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder, 'Adam and Eve', 1526. On loan from The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

A philosophy of sin and art

Hear from artists as they draw from their own experiences or beliefs to tell stories of evil acts, punishment and redemption, from both religious and secular perspectives.

Tuesday 17 November
6pm
Tickets £8  

Detail from event © The National Gallery, London

Prejudice, inequality and the meaning of sin

What does Holman Hunt’s painting, ‘The Scapegoat’, mean to us today? Journalist and writer Katharine Quarmby discusses the scapegoats of contemporary society, with a Q&A to follow.

Monday 30 November
6.30pm
Free

Latest videos

A curated look © The National Gallery, London

An art history on drinking

Curator Chris Riopelle explores the popular theme of drinking in our paintings, in the last of our curators talks from home.

Detail from Diego Velázquez, 'The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus')', 1647-51 © The National Gallery, London

One painting, many voices

Mysterious, forbidden, provocative… why does Velázquez’s ‘The Rokeby Venus’ divide visitors?


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