Art through words

Sessions for blind and partially sighted visitors

Meet at the Sainsbury Wing Information Desk at 11.30am on the last Saturday of the month. Admission is free.

Each session begins with a detailed verbal description of a painting, and ends with a visit to the Gallery.

How to book

All sessions are free but we recommend that you book in advance to guarantee a place. Tel: 0207 747 2864, email: education@ng-london.org.uk

A newsletter about these events is available in Braille. Please ask at Information Desks. 

Please note: Art through words does not take place in December

Generously supported by The BAND Trust and the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

August 2017

Detail from Chardin, 'The House of Cards', 1736-7
Art through words
Description session for blind and partially–sighted visitors

Saturday 26 August, 11.30am–12.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

September 2017

Detail from Garofalo: 'An Allegory of Love', probably about 1527-39
Art through words
Description session for blind and partially–sighted visitors

Saturday 30 September, 11.30am–12.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

October 2017

Nardo di Cione, Saint John the Baptist, Saint John the Evangelist (?) and Saint James (detail), about 1363–5 © The National Gallery, London
Art through words
Description session for blind and partially–sighted visitors

Saturday 28 October, 11.30am–12.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

November 2017

Friedrich 'Winter Landscape'
Art through words
Description session for blind and partially–sighted visitors

Saturday 25 November, 11.30am–12.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk