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Family Fun this Half-Term and Beyond

17 October 2022 to 8 January 2023 The National Gallery

Inspired by the forces of nature in the  Winslow Homer exhibition there will be so much family fun and workshops this half term, at The National Gallery. 

For the first time in the UK, The national Gallery presents an overview of Winslow Homer (1836–1910), the great American Realist painter who confronted the leading issues facing the United States, and its relationship with both Europe and the Caribbean world, in the final decades of the 19th century. With more than fifty paintings, covering over forty years of Homer’s career, 'Winslow Homer: Force of Nature' is part of a programme of exhibitions that introduce major American artists to a UK and European audience and follows on from our exhibitions about George Bellows and the Ashcan painters, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole. 

The Exhibition is organised by the National Gallery and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and is on display until 8th January 2023.

Further Information: Winslow Homer: Force of Nature | Exhibitions | National Gallery, London


Musical Tales

Inspired by the forces of nature be prepared to be ‘blown away’ and to make some noise with Musical Tales. Join Paul Rubinstein, a musician and early years facilitator, to sing-along a story about a painting.  Bring National Gallery pictures to life as Paul performs live and guides grown-ups and little ones through fun, simple techniques to try at home.  This week we will be blown away by the forces of nature, captured in paintings by Winslow Homer, Claude-Joseph Vernet or JMW Turner.

The session will take place online, via Zoom, and will last about 30 minutes. 

Further Information: October half-term: Musical tales | Events container | National Gallery, London

Monday, 24 October 2022,  11 - 11.30 am,  Families & under-5s (online only).

Poetry workshop

Encounter powerful forces of nature in pictures by Turner and Winslow Homer, and consider our impact on the world around us. How can paintings of the past help us to share our thoughts about the future? 

Work with a writer and performer, who will guide you through techniques to create and perform a poem. Share or speak your message – record your words with your family or perform it out loud in a corner of the Gallery. 

Wednesday 26th October 2022 & Thursday 27th October 11am-4pm (drop in) suitable 5+

Further Information: October half-term: Drop-in workshop | Events container | National Gallery, London