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International Women's Day Walks: Women in the National Gallery

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The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square

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WC2N 5DN

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There are women everywhere at the National Gallery. Wherever you look, their image proliferates the walls. And yet, out of a collection of over 2,300 paintings which spans nearly 700 years, only 21 are by women. On this tour we’ll take a closer look how women have been represented in art across the centuries, meeting virginal mothers, gorgeous goddesses, powerful politicians and radical rule breakers.

We’ll also explore the stories of the women who created, commissioned, collected and inspired some of the National Gallery’s great masterpieces. Who were they and how did they achieve what they did when the opportunities for women were so few? Though they may be rare, they too have an important part they have to play in the history of art.

The meeting point is inside the National Gallery's Sainsbury Wing entrance, against the wall opposite the cloakroom.

Led by award-winning London blue badge guide Alice Trickey, this special walk is part of the celebrations of International Women's Day 2020. A series of wide-ranging walks across London, run by handpicked professional guides to showcase the surprising history of London's unsung hreoines.

Find out more here: https://lookup.london/international-womens-day-walks/

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Trafalgar Square

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WC2N 5DN

United Kingdom

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