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Friday Lates

Enjoy late night opening and special events
Date
Friday, 27 May 2022 - Friday, 22 July 2022

What's coming up

We're open until 9pm on Fridays, so you can enjoy our collection and exhibitions while they're open late, as well as an exciting programme of events. 

Upcoming highlights include a student takeover on 27 May, violist Stephen Upshaw and author James Cahill on 17 June, the annual Linbury Lecture on 24 June with Professor Patricia Rubin, and contemporary artists discussing Raphael and the Renaissance on 22 July. 

We also have special talks, tours, and drop-in life drawing throughout the month, so don't miss out!

Image: Detail from The Barry Rooms at night © The National Gallery, London
Experiences

Friday Lates

Enjoy late night opening and special events
Date
Friday, 27 May 2022 - Friday, 22 July 2022

What's coming up

We're open until 9pm on Fridays, so you can enjoy our collection and exhibitions while they're open late, as well as an exciting programme of events. 

Upcoming highlights include a student takeover on 27 May, violist Stephen Upshaw and author James Cahill on 17 June, the annual Linbury Lecture on 24 June with Professor Patricia Rubin, and contemporary artists discussing Raphael and the Renaissance on 22 July. 

We also have special talks, tours, and drop-in life drawing throughout the month, so don't miss out!

Image: Detail from The Barry Rooms at night © The National Gallery, London
Music & performance
Free
Friday Lates: Touched
Student takeover
Date
Friday, 27 May 2022
Time
6 - 8 pm
Location
Room 18
Experience an eclectic mix of live art events around the Gallery, devised by Central Saint Martins Fine Art students
Music & performance
Free
Friday Lates: Costuming the Baroque
Student takeover
Date
Friday, 27 May 2022
Time
6.30 - 8 pm
Location
Room 32
Wimbledon College of Arts students working in Costume and Performance bring paintings to life
Course
£
Baby faces
Images of childhood
Date
Friday, 10 June 2022 - Friday, 24 June 2022
Time
6.30 - 8 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Foyer
Discover the multifaceted representations of children in art on this onsite course led by art historian Dr Carlo Corsato
Music & performance
Free
SOLO presents Stephen Upshaw
Date
Friday, 17 June 2022
Time
5, 6 and 7 pm
  • 5 - 7.15 pm
Location
Room 41
American violist Stephen Upshaw brings together works old and new in response to 'Picasso Ingres: Face to Face'
Creative sessions
Free
Drop-in life drawing
2B Or Not 2B Collective
Date
Friday, 17 June 2022
Time
6.15 - 8.15 pm
Location
Room 30
Immerse yourself in an evening drawing session inspired by Picasso
Talks & conversations
Free
James Cahill in conversation
Tiepolo Blue
Date
Friday, 17 June 2022
Time
6.30 - 7.30 pm
Location
Room 32
Author James Cahill introduces his debut novel amongst some of the paintings that inspired it
Tours
Free
Friday Lates tour
Where the Renaissance began
Date
Friday, 17 June 2022
Time
7.15 - 8 pm
Location
Room 52
Come on a journey to 14th- and 15th-century Tuscany with some of the finest artists of the time
Talk
£
The Linbury Lecture at the National Gallery
Patricia Rubin: The uncommon celebrity of Raphael’s ‘Madonna della Seggiola’
Date
Friday, 24 June 2022
Time
6.30 - 8 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Art historian and Emeritus Professor of Renaissance art Patricia Rubin delivers our annual lecture
Discussion
Free
Artists after Raphael
A contemporary view
Date
Friday, 22 July 2022
Time
6 - 6.45 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Art historian Sarah Jaffray and contemporary artists discuss how they relate to the work and legacy of Raphael
Creative sessions
Free
Drop-in life drawing
Originary Arts x Tutti Frutti Drawing
Date
Friday, 22 July 2022
Time
6.15 - 8.15 pm
Location
Room 30
Join us for a fruity-themed playful drawing session inspired by our still life paintings
Discussion
Free
The bonds that shape us
Ancestry, family and art
Date
Friday, 22 July 2022
Time
6.30 - 7.30 pm
Location
Room 32
Articulation Alumni discuss the significance of family and friendship in the context of our collection
Talks & conversations
Free
The Renaissance through contemporary art
Date
Friday, 22 July 2022
Time
7.15 - 7.45 pm
Location
Room 60
Emerging artists offer their personal perspectives on Renaissance art and what it represents
Tours
Free
Friday Lates tour
Rubens and conflict today
Date
Friday, 22 July 2022
Time
7.15 - 8 pm
Location
Room 18
Matthew Morgan leads a tour reflecting on the work of Rubens from where we find ourselves today