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Artemisia

4 April – 26 July 2020

Location: Sainsbury Wing

"I will show [you] what a woman can do”

Daughter, wife, mother, lover, painter: Artemisia challenged conventions to become a famous artist and one of the greatest storytellers of her time.

In 17th-century Europe, at a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia was exceptional. She painted subjects that were traditionally the preserve of male artists and for the male gaze; transforming meek maidservants into courageous conspirators and victims into survivors.

In this first major exhibition of Artemisia’s work in the UK, see her best-known paintings including two versions of her iconic and viscerally violent ‘Judith beheading Holofernes’; as well as her self portraits, heroines from history and the Bible, and recently discovered personal letters, seen in the UK for the first time.

Follow in Artemisia’s footsteps from Rome to Florence, Venice, Naples and London. Hear her voice from her letters, and see the world through her eyes.

Image above: Detail from Artemisia Gentileschi, 'Self Portrait as a Lute Player', about 1615-18. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT Charles H. Schwartz Endowment Fund 2014.4.1 ©️ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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£18 Monday – Friday
£20 Saturday – Sunday

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£16 Monday – Friday
£18 Saturday – Sunday

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A maximum of six tickets can be booked online in the same transaction.

To book more than six tickets, please visit the Gallery or email tickets@ng-london.org.uk for more information.

Groups need to book at least one week ahead of their visit.

Students and jobseekers

A discount is available for students and jobseekers with proof of eligibility. 

Complimentary carer ticket 

A complimentary carer ticket can be booked with each disabled ticket.  

Families and children

Up to four free under-18 tickets can be booked with each adult ticket. 

Exhibition supported by

 

J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust

Katrin Henkel

Deborah Finkler and Allan Murray-Jones

Dr Nicola Coldstream

Find out more

Exhibition curator Letizia Treves and Tracy Jones, Head of Press, reveal the major loans coming to 'Artemisia'
Artemisia was famed for painting women of strength, passion and vulnerability: meet Susannah, Judith, Cleopatra, Lucretia and Esther
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