Renaissance Late @ National Gallery, London [19 May]

Renaissance Late

18:00 - 21:00

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National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2 London, United Kingdom
Enjoy a night of Renaissance-inspired music and events in celebration of 'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano'.

Immerse yourself in sensory explorations, take part in interactive workshops, learn new skills in artist-led sessions, and listen to live music and performances.

You can also taste delicious inspired cocktails and food, and have the chance to discover our secret bar.

Events are free unless otherwise stated.

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelanglo & Sebastiano
Explore the extraordinary relationship between two great Italian masters, Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo.
The exhibition is open until 9pm on the night.
Book tickets here:

Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Experience Turner Prize-winner Chris Ofili's new tapestry, handwoven by Dovecot Tapestry Studio.
Learn more:
Sunley Room
Free entry

Brush calligraphy workshop
Room 4
Try your hand at calligraphy with Quill London inspired by the beautiful letters exchanged between Michelangelo and Sebastiano.
6 –6.45pm, book tickets:
7–7.45pm — FULLY BOOKED
8 – 8.45pm — FULLY BOOKED

Blank canvas
Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre
£12/£10 conc./£10 Members
7– 8pm, Book tickets:
Look at the National Gallery’s paintings in a new way with award-winning improv comedy group, Do Not Adjust Your Stage.

Sugar sculpture talk
6.15pm, 7pm, 7.45pm & 8.30pm (20 mins)
Room 32
Explore the artistry of sugar with AVM Curiosities and discover how people of the Renaissance used desert to assert their status.

Vitruvian village
Room 34
Uncover the ‘perfect’ proportions of the Renaissance. Investigate Leonardo’s anatomical formula and create a model of yourself to help populate Room 34.

Life drawing
6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm & 8.30pm (20 mins)
Room 31
Take part in Art Macabre’ s drawing salon inspired by Renaissance paintings in the collection.

Scandals and rivalries
6.15pm, 7.15pm & 8.15pm (20 mins)
Room 8
Listen to gossip and tales about artists from the Renaissance period.

Renaissance selfies
Room 57
Enjoy a Renaissance-inspired makeover and strike a pose with London Drawing.

Ask the experts
6.15pm, 6.30pm & 6.45pm
Room 61
Discover what goes on behind the scenes at the National Gallery with short talks from our experts.

DJ Liz O’Sullivan
The National Dining Rooms
Treat your ears to luscious exotica and boogaloo beats.

Pop-up photo booth
The National Dining Rooms
Take a picture and share a memento of your night.

The Leffe Secret Bar
Keep an eye on the event page for more information on how to find the secret bar.

Pop-up Renaissance
Various Rooms
Encounter polyphonic music and be transported back to the Renaissance. Explore further and you may find an unexpected reflection of a National Gallery treasure.
In association with Late Night Library Club


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