Copernicus goes to London

Matejko’s epic 'Astronomer Copernicus: Conversations with God,' has gone on display at London’s National Gallery. FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/PAP/EPA

In this episode of The Debrief, host John Beauchamp speaks to National Gallery curator Christopher Riopelle on the long-awaited exhibition of Matejko’s Copernicus in London.

Initially planned for last year but postponed because of the pandemic, the exhibition is the National Gallery’s first presentation of a painting by a Polish artist, so you can imagine it’s a big deal.

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