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

June 2016

Rembrandt, 'Saskia van Uylenburgh in Arcadian Costume', 1635
Art through words
Description session for blind and partially-sighted visitors

Saturday 25 June, 11.30am–12.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

July 2016

Jan van Huysum: 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase'
Art through words
Description session for blind and partially-sighted visitors

Saturday 30 July, 11.30am–12.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

August 2016

Alesso Baldovinetti: 'Portrait of a Lady'
Art through words
Description session for blind and partially-sighted visitors

Saturday 27 August, 11.30am–12.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

September 2016

Detail from Paul Cézanne, 'The Avenue at the Jas de Bouffan', de Bouffan, about 1871
Art through words
Description session for blind and partially-sighted visitors

Saturday 24 September, 11.30am–12.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

October 2016

Detail from Gerrit van Honthorst, 'Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia', 1642
Art through words
Description session for blind and partially-sighted visitors

Saturday 29 October, 11.30am–12.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk