Peter Bruegel the Elder - The Adoration of the Kings

View the floorplan

Peter Bruegel the Elder - The Adoration of the Kings

Date and time

Monday 23 December, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

James Heard

Tickets

Admission free

The Christmas subject in art is steeped in tradition but Bruegel eschews the usual conventions, introducing gawping soldiers, whispering gossips and scary Magi. This lecture explores the historical and social context of this remarkable picture.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Image above: Detail from Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 'The Adoration of the Kings', 1564

  • Share