Black Presence in the National Gallery (5th May)

Sun, 2 June 2019 11:00 – 13:00

From the margins to the centre.From objects and subjects of economic capital ;to creators and definers of cultural capital.Our African focused tour of the National Gallery reveals the many and varied Black presences to be found in the paintings and works on display from 1500’s to 1900’s. The tour looks at why they are there, what they meant in their time and what they mean to us today. We will cover:

  • African Kings and Queens
  • The Moor’s head
  • Musicians and Entertainers
  • Faces in a crowd
  • Artists
  • Servants and slaves

To prevent overcrowding meet point is emailed after booking. Walk lasts two hours. Watch review here .Private group bookings staff groups, birthdays possible. Email

Watch out for our other exciting events: Black history bus tour, Black history river cruise, James Baldwin course, African Women Resistance Leaders, Black Power Women of Brixton walk and much more..

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