women In Art

A walking tour celebrating the contributions of women in the history of art .

For centuries History of Art has been studied through the work, achievements & eyes of men.

This walking tour aims to change that narrative.

We want to show that women were not just objects of art on a canvas – they were its creators and innovators.

This 2.5 hour walking tour will take you through the collection at the National Gallery.

The tour highlights a wide range of themes surrounding Women in Art, their representation in paintings, and the influence their own work had on those who came after.

Discover the art of 17th Century Artemisia Gentileschi, who was influenced by the naturalistic style of Caravaggio.

Find out why she chose to paint biblical narratives about women, and why she portrayed herself as the main character.

Meet Rachel Ruysch, who throughout her career commanded more money for her art than Rembrandt ever did. 

Learn about the work of impressionist artist Berthe Morisot, whose exhibited her art alongside Monet, Degas and Renoir, despite restrictions on her gender.

Uncover the creative talent and contributions these women and many others made to History of Art.

Walk in their footsteps, celebrating the life and the work of Women in Art.

This walking tour is limited to 5 people – please see our Covid-19 Guidelines for more information. 

This walking tour will start at the red telephone box outside the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery. 

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour to meet your guide.

Book now to join us in the celebration of Women in Art.