American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery, London enjoys a close affiliation with the United States. The American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery is an independent US-based charity that builds awareness of the Gallery and its work and helps support important exhibitions and acquisitions.
Critically acclaimed exhibitions from the Gallery travel to some of the most celebrated museums and galleries in America including:
- Searching for Shakespeare (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven), 2006
- David Hockney Portraits (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art), 2007
- Great Britons: Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery London (National Portrait Gallery, Washington), 2008
- Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1914-2007 (LACMA).
- Thomas Lawrence
Through attending special events to celebrate our touring exhibitions Americans in the USA and London have the opportunity to enjoy a close association with the Gallery and broaden their knowledge of portraiture and the Gallery's Collection.
If you make a donation in US$ through the American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery - a 501(c)(3) registered charity - you can receive favourable tax deductions on your gift.