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SIMON SCHAMA OPENS NEW EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY TO ACCOMPANY MAJOR BOOK AND TV SERIES ON THE FACE OF BRITAIN
Historian Simon Schama has joined forces with National Portrait Gallery curators to create a free exhibition of five intriguing new thematic displays in spaces across the permanent collections. Staged on three floors of the Gallery, portraits from across the Collection are displayed for the first time in cross-period groups according to themes rather than chronology, taking a long view of the history of British portraits in each room. This free exhibition includes over 120 portraits from the Gallery’s Collections as well as several loans.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY ANNOUNCES SHORTLIST FOR TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2015
Four photographs have been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015, the major international photography award organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London.
RARELY SEEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY RINGO STARR GO ON DISPLAY AT NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
A new display of photographs by Ringo Starr is to open at the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today, Wednesday 9 September 2015.
AUDREY HEPBURN: PORTRAITS OF AN ICON (02 Jul 2015 - 18 Oct 2015)
A major photography exhibition exploring the fascinating life and career of celebrated film star, fashion icon and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn, opens at the National Portrait Gallery tomorrow, Thursday 2 July.
A CENTURY OF BRITISH VOGUE IS CELEBRATED WITH MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
A major exhibition celebrating 100 years of cutting-edge fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue will open at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in February 2016.
ISRAELI ARTIST WINS BP PORTRAIT AWARD 2015 FOR PICTURE OF FRIEND AND STEP-DAUGHTER DEFIANT IN THE FACE OF BIBLICAL INSPIRED TRAGEDY
ON TUESDAY 16 JUNE 2015 the winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015 was announced at the National Portrait Gallery. The prestigious first prize - in the 26th year of BP’s sponsorship of the competition - was won by 35-year-old Israeli artist Matan Ben-Cnaan, for Annabelle and Guy, a striking allegorical portrait of the artist’s friend and step-daughter as if contemplating their tragic fate in the blinding sunlight of Israel’s Jezreel Valley.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, AMY WINEHOUSE AND ALAN BENNETT...CAMDEN RADICALS TO GO ON SHOW IN THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Benedict Cumberbatch, Amy Winehouse, Alan Bennett and Dame Tessa Jowell are among the famous faces that will go on show in a new display celebrating the London Borough of Camden and the inspirational figures that have lived, worked or studied there, it was announced today.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY STAGES FIRST EXHIBITION OF GIACOMETTI PORTRAITS...AND REVEALS ARTIST’S DOUBLE LIFE AS ONE OF HIS SCULPTURES SELLS FOR MILLIONS
The first ever exhibition solely to consist of portraits by Alberto Giacometti is to open at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, it was announced today, hours after a sculpture of the Swiss artist sold for millions of dollars at an auction in New York, making him the world’s most highly prized modern sculptor.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY UNVEILS NEW PAINTING OF SIR ANDREW WILES...THE MAN WHO SOLVED MATHEMATICS’ MOST FAMOUS PROBLEM
A newly commissioned portrait of Sir Andrew Wiles, the mathematician who proved ‘Fermat’s last theorem’ after it had baffled scientists for centuries, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today (Tuesday 14 July 2015.)
INTIMATE PORTRAITS OF FRIENDSHIP AND MOTHERHOOD REVEALED IN FIRST JOINT DISPLAY BY ARTISTS CHANTAL JOFFE AND ISHBEL MYERSCOUGH ...& A NEW GALLERY ACQUISITION
A new display revealing a unique artistic collaboration inspired by the close friendship of two painters over many years is to open at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 11 June 2015.
AUDREY HEPBURN’S SONS LEND 35 PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THEIR MOTHER TO MAJOR NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY EXHIBITION
Thirty-five important photographs of Audrey Hepburn from the personal collection of her sons, Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Luca Dotti, will go on rare UK display in the National Portrait Gallery’s summer exhibition Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
SIMON SCHAMA CREATES FIVE NEW DISPLAYS AT NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY TO ACCOMPANY MAJOR BOOK AND TV SERIES ON THE FACE OF BRITAIN
Historian Simon Schama is to join forces with National Portrait Gallery curators to create five intriguing new temporary displays within its permanent collections.
TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR 2015...UNSEEN PIETER HUGO PHOTOGRAPHS FORM FIRST IN FOCUS DISPLAY
Previously unseen prints by the award-winning South African photographer, Pieter Hugo, will go on show in the inaugural In Focus display within the National Portrait Gallery’s major global photography exhibition, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY UNVEILS NEW SCULPTUREOF TIM BERNERS-LEE...INVENTOR OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB
A newly commissioned portrait of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today (Thursday 28 May 2015.)
ARTISTS FROM ISRAEL, SPAIN AND UK IN THE RUNNING FOR BP PORTRAIT AWARD 2015 ... GALLERY ANNOUNCES GLOBAL COMPETITION’S BIGGEST YEAR FOR ENTRIES
Three artists have been short-listed for the BP Portrait Award 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery, in the competition’s biggest ever year for entries and the first where images of portraits were submitted digitally for the initial stage of judging.
KATE TEMPEST PHOTOGRAPH IS ACQUIRED BY NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY AND JOINS MAJOR EXHIBITION OF CELEBRATED POETS
The cover photograph for Kate Tempest’s critically-acclaimed debut solo album, Everybody Down, taken by Dav Stewart, is the latest work to be added to the National Portrait Gallery Collection.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY ANNOUNCES MAJOR AUDREY HEPBURN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, 65 YEARS AFTER HER IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE THERE
The fascinating life and career of celebrated film star, fashion icon and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn, will be explored in a new photography exhibition opening at the National Portrait Gallery in July 2015.
RARELY SEEN PAINTINGS BY JACK SMITH GO ON SHOW IN THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY’S FIRST DISPLAY OF ABSTRACT PORTRAITS
A selection of rarely seen abstract paintings by the important British artist Jack Smith has gone on show at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in the Gallery’s first display to focus on entirely non-figurative portraits.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON
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EXHIBITIONS AND DISPLAYS 2015
The National Portrait Gallery outlines its exhibitions and displays programme, including Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends and Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
DR NICHOLAS CULLINAN APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON
Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and co-curator of last year’s hugely successful Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition at Tate Modern, has been appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Tuesday 6 January 2015.