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Lunchtime Lecture: John Singer Sargent and his Picture Frames

Lunchtime Lecture: John Singer Sargent and his Picture Frames

  • Lecture

7 May 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Research Fellow Jacob Simon tells the story of framing in four cities.

Seats for our lunchtime lectures are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Doors open at 12.30

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
7 May 2015, 19:00
Room 20
Free

Join Queer Perspectives resident artist Sadie Lee as she talks to her special guest about works in the Collection which have a personal resonance.

Lecture: Sargent in Paris, 1874-1886

Lecture: Sargent in Paris, 1874-1886

A part of Late Shift
7 May 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Rescheduled from 12 March
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Richard Ormond, curator of Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, investigates his great uncle’s training in Paris.

Lecture: Sargent’s Methods for Painting Portraits

Lecture: Sargent’s Methods for Painting Portraits

A part of Late Shift
14 May 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Tate Paintings Conservator, Rebecca Hellen, and Tate Conservation Scientist, Dr Joyce Townsend, share recent research into key works by Sargent in Tate’s collection

American Portraits

American Portraits

A part of Late Shift
15 May 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

As part of Museums at Night, enjoy a staged reading of American Portraits by Devon O’Brien, performed by RADA Graduate Workshops.

Lunchtime Lecture: The ‘dusk of disproportionate passion’: Henry James’s Garden Room in Rye and Tilling

Lunchtime Lecture: The ‘dusk of disproportionate passion’: Henry James’s Garden Room in Rye and Tilling

  • Lecture

21 May 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

In 1896, Henry James became captivated by Lamb House in Rye, a Georgian red brick with a unique, bow-windowed garden room.

Seats for our lunchtime lectures are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Doors open at 12.30

Panel Discussion: Collecting as a Creative Art Form

Panel Discussion: Collecting as a Creative Art Form

A part of Late Shift
21 May 2015, 18:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Unlike archives, which are accumulations of things around a particular subject or process, collections are consciously built with vision and discernment. In this panel we will look at collecting as a means of creative expression, examining different models of collecting from the private and personal to the institutional.

Stephen Shore: Exploration and Innovation

Stephen Shore: Exploration and Innovation

A part of Late Shift
21 May 2015, 19:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

In this rare appearance in London, legendary photographer and colour photography pioneer Stephen Shore discusses his journey as a photographer. Introduced by Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery.

Kander on Sargent

Kander on Sargent

A part of Late Shift
22 May 2015, 18:00
Meet at the exhibition entrance
Tickets: £20, Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join acclaimed photographer Nadav Kander for an exclusive guided tour of Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.

Lecture: The Africans of Georgian Britain: Active Agents of Change

Lecture: The Africans of Georgian Britain: Active Agents of Change

A part of Late Shift
28 May 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian Onyeka tells the untold story of Africans in Georgian Britain and the role they played in the development of society. 

Lunchtime Lecture: Radical Aesthetes

Lunchtime Lecture: Radical Aesthetes

  • Lecture

4 June 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Cultural historian Andy Stewart MacKay looks at the intertwined lives, work and legacy of the Bloomsbury Group, the radical avant-garde of early 20th-century Britain.
In Conversation: Portraits of a Choreographer and Composer

In Conversation: Portraits of a Choreographer and Composer

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
4 June 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Ashley Page and Colin Matthews, sitters for abstract portraits by Jack Smith, talk to Matthew Flowers.

Lecture Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

Lecture Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

A part of Late Shift
11 June 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Art historian Catherine Lampert and film-maker Jake Auerbach give a rare insight into artist Frank Auerbach.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Lunchtime Lecture: The Face of Politics: Portraiture and Victorian Politics

Lunchtime Lecture: The Face of Politics: Portraiture and Victorian Politics

  • Lecture

18 June 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Dr Henry Miller examines the public appetite for portraits of leading political figures of the 19th century and their uses.

Seats for our lunchtime lectures are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Doors open at 12.30

Lecture: Drawing People

Lecture: Drawing People

A part of Late Shift
18 June 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Roger Malbert, Hayward Gallery, explores the enduring fascination with drawing the human form.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Lecture Poufs and Politics: Fashion at the Court of Louis XVI

Lecture Poufs and Politics: Fashion at the Court of Louis XVI

A part of Late Shift
25 June 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian Kimberly Chrisman- Campbell explores the fateful relationship between fashion and politics in late 18th Century France

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Lunchtime Lecture: M. H. Spielmann: Victorian Editor, Scholar, and Artists’ Advocate

Lunchtime Lecture: M. H. Spielmann: Victorian Editor, Scholar, and Artists’ Advocate

  • Lecture

2 July 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Professor Julie Codell looks at the career of M.H. Spielmann, an influential figure in the Victorian and Edwardian art worlds, and the powerful effect he had on public taste .
In Conversation: Sir Portrait: 30 Portraits of Roy Strong

In Conversation: Sir Portrait: 30 Portraits of Roy Strong

A part of Late Shift
2 July 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The sitter Sir Roy Strong and the photographer John Swannell discuss their collaboration on a unique photographic project to mark the sitter's 80th birthday.

Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Becoming a Modern Icon

Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Becoming a Modern Icon

A part of Late Shift
9 July 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Helen Trompeteler, co-curator of Audrey Hepburn discusses the development of her public image.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Lunchtime Lecture: Creative Connections: Barbara Hepworth

Lunchtime Lecture: Creative Connections: Barbara Hepworth

  • Lecture

16 July 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Inga Fraser, Assistant Curator at Tate, looks at the life and work of sculptor Barbara Hepworth. Subject of a major new exhibition at Tate Britain, she was associated with St Ives, but was also a resident of Camden in the 1930s.
Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Assessing an Icon

Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Assessing an Icon

A part of Late Shift
16 July 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Pamela Church-Gibson looks at Audrey Hepburn's status within the fashion industry, past and present.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

In Conversation: BP Portrait Award Judges

In Conversation: BP Portrait Award Judges

A part of Late Shift
23 July 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Pim Baxter, Deputy Director and Chair of judges, is joined by fellow judges, artist Peter Monkman and Kim Mawhinney (Head of Art for National Museums Northern Ireland), to assess this year’s competition.

Lecture: “How Do I Look?” The Mystery of Audrey Hepburn

Lecture: “How Do I Look?” The Mystery of Audrey Hepburn

A part of Late Shift
30 July 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw deconstructs the look and the sound of Audrey Hepburn.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Lunchtime Lecture: Six Degrees of Separation

Lunchtime Lecture: Six Degrees of Separation

  • Lecture

6 August 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Photographer Kate Peters, whose work is on display in Creative Connections, explores the many surprising links between people with connections to Camden and provides insight into their fascinating lives.
Conversation: Queer Perspectives

Conversation: Queer Perspectives

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
6 August 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Resident Artist Sadie Lee discusses works in the Collection which have a personal resonance.

Lunchtime Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Architect of a Rare and Precious Talent

Lunchtime Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Architect of a Rare and Precious Talent

  • Lecture

20 August 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Film historian Sandra Shevey examines the flint behind the floss, arguing that the success of Hepburn’s career was due to trenchant self-awareness combined with a willingness to take creative chances.
Lecture: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Emancipation

Lecture: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Emancipation

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
20 August 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Historian Andrew Roberts investigates the relationship between Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Tuesday 12 May 2015.