Come and join us for a tour and a chat to explore London’s famous National Gallery from a gender perspective. Ever asked yourselves these questions: Why so many nudes? Why so few women artists? We will highlight some well-known and lesser-known paintings and provide a platform for dialogue on the gender-related issues that they bring to light - from beauty contests to war violence to motherhood. We will develop and put into practice our visual literacy, and will walk away looking at the images that surround us every day - from blockbuster movies to adverts on the tube - in a very different way! We welcome everyone, irrespective of gender, age, background... Can’t wait to hear your perspectives and re-think the history of art with you!
This tour will be guided by me and/or my colleagues Jessica and Raquel. We are passionate art educators, dedicated to opening up museums to wider audiences and encouraging more people to enjoy art and have their say. All three with Masters in Art History, we work as teachers, gallery professionals and researchers. I am also Director of the arts organisation Lon-art.org.
The National Gallery Sainsbury Wing Entrance Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK We will be waiting for you in the hall at the Sainsbury Wing. If you can't find us or you arrive late, please go to rooms 53 to 59, or send us a WhatsApp and we will let you know where we are.
At the Gallery, we will not be able to: - Touch the paintings - Run or shout - Step or lean over the security barriers - Eat or drink The good news is that photos are allowed without flash!