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Exhibitions (2)

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BP Portrait Award 2017

BP Portrait Award 2017

22 June - 24 September 2017
Wolfson Gallery
Admission Free

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious international exhibition of contemporary portrait painting.

The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

13 July - 22 October 2017
Tickets with donation: Full price £10 (Concessions £8.50) Members Free
Buy Membership here

The creative encounter between individual artists and sitters is explored in this major exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Supported by The Tavolozza Foundation

Events (60)

60 events matching the date nextMonth

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
1 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Ed Sutcliffe for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Musicke in the Ayre

Live Music: Musicke in the Ayre

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
1 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A melting pot of sounds around the Mediterranean, Melange presents a vibrant programme of traditional and original music.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Sunday Session: Encountering Drawing

Sunday Session: Encountering Drawing

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

3 September 2017, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Learn portrait drawing techniques such as silver-point, pen and ink, and chalk, with artist Robin-Lee Hall, inspired by The Encounter. Communication support available upon request. For ages 14 to 21 years only. To book your free place, email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Monday 7 August 2017.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2017 and The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2017 and The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

  • For Members

4 September 2017, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Learner and Wolfson Galleries
SOLD OUT

Our Members’ Evening Private Views give you the chance to visit the Gallery after-hours and are a great way to see our exhibitions away from the crowds.

Please RSVP for this event from 1 July

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: London’s Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City

Lunchtime Lecture: London’s Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City

7 September 2017, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Stephen Alford, Professor of Early Modern British History at the University of Leeds, tells the story of London’s transformation throughout the 16th century.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
7 September 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Lecture: LGBT Equality: Past, Present and Future

Lecture: LGBT Equality: Past, Present and Future

A part of Late Shift
7 September 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Wolfenden Report, Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, looks at how far we have come both nationally and internationally in achieving acceptance without exception.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Balladeste

Live Music: Balladeste

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
8 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Songs without words with a contemporary alt-folk twist – string duo Balladeste present their debut album.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
8 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017

Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017

9 September - 10 September 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Take inspiration from this year’s exhibition to create your own portrait under the expert tuition of first prize winning artist Benjamin Sullivan. Work with a model, experiment with drawing techniques and explore the possibilities of paint to achieve a convincing portrait. Suitable for all abilities.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lecture Wellington: The Man

Lecture Wellington: The Man

A part of Late Shift
14 September 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To celebrate the Gallery’s recent acquisition of Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished final portrait of the Duke of Wellington, writer and broadcaster Peter Snow gives an illustrated account of his life and military achievements.

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
14 September 2017, 18:00-21:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Aisha Orazbayeva

Live Music: Aisha Orazbayeva

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
15 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The London-based violinist presents an exciting programme of solo works including Cage.

Drop-in-Drawing

Drop-in-Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
15 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Family Session (3+): In Print

Drop-in Family Session (3+): In Print

  • Family||Workshop

17 September 2017, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, Drop-in no ticket required

Pop into our photographic studio and discover how to create a family portrait using digital cameras and postcard printers.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session (7+): In Print

Drop-in Family Session (7+): In Print

  • Family||Workshop

17 September 2017, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, Drop-in no ticket required

Pop into our photographic studio and discover how to create a family portrait using digital cameras and postcard printers.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: Courage, Respect and Kindness: The Life of Leonard Cheshire

Lunchtime Lecture: Courage, Respect and Kindness: The Life of Leonard Cheshire

21 September 2017, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To mark the centenary of Leonard Cheshire’s birth, biographer Richard Morris examines how this distinguished Second World War RAF pilot came to create the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity, which supports disabled people in 54 countries.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
21 September 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

In Conversation: The Verve’s Urban Hymns at 20

In Conversation: The Verve’s Urban Hymns at 20

A part of Late Shift
21 September 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Verve’s Urban Hymns, photographer Chris Floyd, who spent a year photographing the band as they recorded and toured their seminal album, talks to journalist Miranda Sawyer.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
22 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Susan Wilson for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Maria-Christina & The 7 Pedals

Live Music: Maria-Christina & The 7 Pedals

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
22 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

An eclectic mix of traditional and avant-garde electric harp that creates cinematic soundscapes.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Being there: the artist’s response to the figure

Weekend Workshop: Being there: the artist’s response to the figure

23 September - 24 September 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join artist Grace Adam and explore the connection between artist and model. Beginning both days with a visit to The Encounter, you will interrogate different poses, line, tone and proportion, working with a number of media such as charcoal, watercolour, and mono-printing.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

The Drawing Room: Focus on Features

The Drawing Room: Focus on Features

  • Workshop

25 September 2017, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free artist-led drawing classes for disabled visitors

Capture expression and personality by concentrating on features of the face.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Visualising Portraits: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

Visualising Portraits: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

28 September 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Find out more about this display which includes work by artists who came to Britain in response to the Second World War.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
28 September 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Ben Osborne plays an electronic set, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

Lecture: Truth and Imagination, or What do Artists see in Dress?

Lecture: Truth and Imagination, or What do Artists see in Dress?

A part of Late Shift
28 September 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dress historian Aileen Ribeiro explores the intimate relationship between art and dress from the 17th century to the early 20th century

BSL Gallery Tour: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

BSL Gallery Tour: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
28 September 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of this display of distinctive work by artists who were refugees from Austria and Poland. Led in BSL.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Cerian

Live Music: Cerian

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist, Cerian, launches her highly anticipated debut EP Caught in the Dark.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: From the Masters

Life Drawing: From the Masters

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2017, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Our popular life-drawing sessions take place on the last Friday of each month in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 September 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Displays (10)

10 displays matching the date nextMonth

1517: Martin Luther and the English Reformation

1517: Martin Luther and the English Reformation

21 July 2017 - 2 December 2018
Room 3
Free

This display looks at a selection of the portraits of some of the most prominent figures of the early years of reform in England, including the prints that were created to disseminate their ideas and commemorate their lives.

Life, Death and Memory

Life, Death and Memory

17 April 2017 - 16 March 2018
Room 16
Free

This display draws together historic and contemporary works from the Collection that engage with this complex, sometimes troubling, relationship.

Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde and Bosie

Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde and Bosie

29 March - 30 October 2017
Room 21
Free

These portraits by contemporary artist Marlene Dumas (b.1953) represent Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), also known as ‘Bosie’. Wilde is one of the most significant writers, dramatists and poets of the late nineteenth-century.

First World War Poets

First World War Poets

28 February - 1 October 2017
Room 22
Free

To mark the centenary of the First World War, this display presents a selection of men and women who wrote poetry both from the trenches and on the home front during the conflict.

A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

17 October 2016 - 29 October 2017
Room 29
Free

From October 2016 the Gallery will celebrate photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary Photographs Collection.

Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

27 May - 1 October 2017
Room 32
Free

With the question of migration one of intense current debate, Émigrés comprises work by artists from abroad who came to Great Britain in response to the Second World War.

Out of the Shadows: Portraits by the Douglas Brothers

Out of the Shadows: Portraits by the Douglas Brothers

9 August 2017 - 28 January 2018
Room 32
Free

The late 1980s saw a new generation of young musicians, actors and novelists receiving critical acclaim for their work. This display presents portraits of these now celebrated cultural figures.

Double Take: Akram Zaatari and the Arab Image Foundation

Double Take: Akram Zaatari and the Arab Image Foundation

27 March - 3 September 2017
Room 33
Free

This display will present studio portraits taken by Madani in which two people of the same sex kiss or tenderly embrace. By returning to these historical documents, Zaatari explores the specific cultural and political histories contained within Madani’s portraits.

David Gwinnutt: Before We Were Men

David Gwinnutt: Before We Were Men

9 March - 24 September 2017
Room 39
Free

David Gwinnutt away from the lights and publicity of the clubs, captured these sitters in the intimacy of their own homes, often squats or rented council accommodation. Using only his handheld camera and natural light, these grainy black and white photographs feel unguarded and spontaneous, offering a privileged glimpse into the private worlds of these rising stars who lived, worked and played together.

Samuel Fosso: Self-Portraits

Samuel Fosso: Self-Portraits

24 June - 24 September 2017
Room 41 and 41A
Free

This display showcases self-portraits by the Cameroonian-born artist Samuel Fosso (b.1962). It includes work made in the 1970s alongside a body of new self-portraits made in 2015 – 16, which are being exhibited here for the first time.

Beyond the Gallery (7)

7 events matching the date nextMonth

Paul Smith to J K Rowling: BP Portrait Award Commissions from the National Portrait Gallery

Paul Smith to J K Rowling: BP Portrait Award Commissions from the National Portrait Gallery

  • Partnership exhibition

9 June - 24 September 2017
University of Hull for the UK's City of Culture 2017

This exhibition on display at the University of Hull will showcase 22 of the first prize winning portraits from the BP Portrait Award.

More Real Than Life: 19th-century Portrait Photography

More Real Than Life: 19th-century Portrait Photography

  • Partnership exhibition

9 June - 24 September 2017
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

More Real Than Life considers the creation of studio portrait photography during the Victorian period and the role sitters played.

Looking Good: The Male Gaze from Van Dyck to Lucian Freud

Looking Good: The Male Gaze from Van Dyck to Lucian Freud

  • Partnership exhibition

24 June - 1 October 2017
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Curated by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, as part of a three-year nationwide tour, this display considers Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Self-portrait in the context of male portraiture.

Speak its Name!

Speak its Name!

  • Partnership exhibition

9 September - 29 October 2017
Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Speak its Name! is a partnership display between the National Portrait Gallery and the National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent. In the 50th anniversary year of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, the display marks the celebration of this significant step on the road to equal rights for LGBTQ people.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

  • Touring exhibition

8 July - 29 October 2017
The Beaney, Canterbury

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

Copying Holbein

Copying Holbein

  • Partnership exhibition

5 March - 30 October 2017
Montacute House, Somerset

This display features portraits from the court of Henry VIII, all of which are copies after portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger. The display considers Holbein’s important legacy.

Director’s Choice

Director’s Choice

  • Partnership exhibition

4 March - 5 November 2017
Beningbrough Hall, York

To help Beningbrough celebrate its 300th birthday, Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, has curated a display of significant portraits from the Gallery’s Collection to represent each century.