Dates are subject to change
1 October - 31 October 2014
12 September 2014 - 1 March 2015
Room 1, 2 and 3
10 July 2014 - 19 October 2015
Recent investigation has revealed what may be a hidden portrait of the Parliamentarian commander Oliver Cromwell beneath a portrait of the army officer Sir Arthur Hesilrige.
18 July 2014 - 1 September 2015
Throughout British history, the reigning monarch has operated a system of favouritism by which loyalty, support and achievement have been rewarded with privileges, titles and membership of exclusive groups. This system has been central to the hierarchy of traditional British society and has helped to protect the monarch and assert the crown’s authority.
1 April - 23 November 2014
25 November 2014 - 1 August 2015
A focus on the late-nineteenth-century phenomenon of American heiresses marrying into British aristocracy. The display will explore how women such as Mary Curzon and Jennie Churchill became charismatic leaders of British society.
14 July 2014 - 30 March 2015
Room 24: case display
This display focuses on the eminent Victorian historian and literary figure, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). Carlyle established his reputation through the major works Sartor Resartus (1833-34), The French Revolution (1837) and Frederick the Great (1858-65), as well as shorter books and essays such as his collection Latter-Day Pamphlets (1850).
12 August 2014 - 10 May 2015
Room 25: case display
This display focuses on the committee of key Victorian figures appointed to oversee the decoration of the newly-built Houses of Parliament.
13 May - 16 November 2014
Room 28: case display
The father of the children’s book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, Rupert Potter (1832–1914) was a lawyer and a keen amateur photographer.
18 November 2014 - 1 July 2015
This display showcases three self-portrait sketches by one of the most influential art teachers of the twentieth century, Henry Tonks (1862-1937). The studies were made on the eve of the First World War, while Tonks was a teacher at the Slade School of Fine Art.
4 March - 16 November 2014
Room 29: case display
1 July 2014 - 10 May 2015
1 July 2014 - 15 February 2015
Room 31: case display
This display will cast a spotlight on the stars of the music halls, musical revues and comedies who kept the public entertained during the First World War. Their performances were diverting, comforting, occasionally critical, and their songs have since become an evocative part of public remembrance of the conflict.
25 October 2014 - 15 March 2015
Sponsored by Coutts
Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry turns his attention to portraiture and British identity for this display of new works, including a self-portrait and a tapestry, made during his Channel 4 series Who Are You?
5 August 2014 - 6 April 2015
26 September 2014 - 21 June 2015
Rooms 37 and 37a
This display celebrates a major gift of photographs from Lord Snowdon to the Gallery in 2013, and coincides with a new monograph published by Rizzoli.
17 June - 23 November 2014
Rooms 41 and 41a
A display of recent portraits by the British artist Catherine Goodman, winner of the BP Portrait Award 2002, opens to coincide with this annual exhibition. Goodman’s expressive portraits of family and friends are not only likenesses but offer a powerful insight into the interior world of both artist and sitter.