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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the date nextMonth

Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860 – 1960

Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860 – 1960

16 October 2014 - 11 January 2015
Wolfson Gallery

Anarchy & Beauty explores the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal items and fascinating objects, many of which will be on public display for the first time, this major exhibition illustrates Morris’s concept of ‘art for the people’ and highlights the achievements of those that he inspired.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

13 November 2014 - 22 February 2015
Porter Gallery

Portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

Events (64)

64 events matching the date nextMonth

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

1 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Young People’s Sunday Session: Imagined Paper

Young People’s Sunday Session: Imagined Paper

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

2 November 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Taking inspiration from Anarchy & Beauty and materials from the Gallery’s archive, explore surfaces and textures to make your own free-form paper architecture piece.

For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

4 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

5 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

6 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Lunchtime Lecture: Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community & the Great War

Lunchtime Lecture: Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community & the Great War

  • Lecture

6 November 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Community historian Stephen Bourne explores the military and civilian wartime experiences of Britain's black community from the trenches to the music halls.
Gallery Talk: Queer Perspectives

Gallery Talk: Queer Perspectives

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
6 November 2014, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
6 November 2014, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection. He’s passionate about sourcing pressings from all over the world, to find the best examples of the rich sonic qualities of analogue recordings.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Live Music: Gilad Atzmon & Amphion Consort

Live Music: Gilad Atzmon & Amphion Consort

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
7 November 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

An unusual trio line-up of theorbo, viola da gamba and saxophone explore Baroque harmonies, jazz improvisation and Middle Eastern arabesques.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
7 November 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

8 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Embroidery: Arts and Crafts Style (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Embroidery: Arts and Crafts Style (Day One)

8 November 2014, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Historical embroidery expert Helen McCook takes inspiration from the classic designs of Morris & Co and the Arts and Crafts Movement in this two day practical workshop.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Embroidery: Arts and Crafts Style (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Embroidery: Arts and Crafts Style (Day Two)

9 November 2014, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Historical embroidery expert Helen McCook takes inspiration from the classic designs of Morris & Co and the Arts and Crafts Movement in this two day practical workshop.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

11 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

12 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Members' Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Members' Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

  • For Members and Associates

12 November 2014, 14:00-16:00
Main Hall

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize offers a unique opportunity to see portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

Please bring your Membership card with you to ensure entry.
No need to RSVP for this event; Members are welcome to bring a guest.
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

13 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
13 November 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, rock, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll.

Lecture: Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards: A History of Facial Hair

Lecture: Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards: A History of Facial Hair

A part of Late Shift
13 November 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Author Lucinda Hawksley looks at the best, the worst and the most hilarious examples of facial hair in the Collection with particular reference to hirsute Victorians, including William Morris and his circle.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

14 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Live Music: Duo Van Vliet

Live Music: Duo Van Vliet

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
14 November 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The duo present a concert built around Britten’s Lachrymae, exploring how composers approach sorrow, from Dowland to the present day.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
14 November 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.

Storytelling for Families

Storytelling for Families

  • Family||Workshop

15 November 2014, 10:30-11:15
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Interactive storytelling session followed by an art activity.
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

15 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Family Art workshop: Toby Jugs

Family Art workshop: Toby Jugs

  • Family||Workshop

15 November 2014, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Roll, mould and shape to create a clay toby jug with fantastic features including whiskers and beards

Free ticket required, available one hour before the event on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited to 20 tickets per session for children, plus an accompany adult. For ages 5+

Storytelling for Families

Storytelling for Families

  • Family||Workshop

15 November 2014, 13:30-14:15
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Interactive storytelling session followed by an art activity.
Pick up a Pencil

Pick up a Pencil

  • Workshop||Young People

15 November 2014, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in drawing session for young people, with the Gallery’s Youth Forum.

Drawing for ages 14–21.  All you have to do is pick up a pencil.  No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Family Art workshop: Toby Jugs

Family Art workshop: Toby Jugs

  • Family||Workshop

15 November 2014, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Roll, mould and shape to create a clay toby jug with fantastic features including whiskers and beards

Free ticket required, available one hour before the event on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited to 20 tickets per session for children, plus an accompany adult. For ages 5+

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

19 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

20 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Lunchtime Lecture: 'Something of me’ – Portraits of Cecil Beaton

Lunchtime Lecture: 'Something of me’ – Portraits of Cecil Beaton

  • Lecture

20 November 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Cecil Beaton enjoyed being the sitter for portraits by his circle of artist friends as much as he enjoyed photographing them.
Lecture: Warhol/Morris

Lecture: Warhol/Morris

A part of Late Shift
20 November 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller talks about curating a major exhibition at Modern Art Oxford of work by his two greatest influences.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
20 November 2014, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection. He’s passionate about sourcing pressings from all over the world, to find the best examples of the rich sonic qualities of analogue recordings.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

21 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Live: Music Laura Zakian Trio – Songs for Modern Lovers

Live: Music Laura Zakian Trio – Songs for Modern Lovers

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
21 November 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A personal mixtape of contemporary classics and new versions of standards that were featured on Frank Sinatra's 'Songs for Swinging Lovers'.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
21 November 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

22 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

24 November 2014, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Artist Marc Woodhead leads a drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors. Open to all abilities, materials provided.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Visualising Portraits: William Morris in the Collection

Visualising Portraits: William Morris in the Collection

27 November 2014, 14:00
Check signage on day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors. Explore the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris.
Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
27 November 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Listen and unwind in the Late Shift bar. Sadie Lee plays a mixed-up mish mash of cherished classics.

Gallery Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Gallery Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
27 November 2014, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall

19:30 (please note the change of time from 19.00) Meet outside the Porter Gallery

Free tour ticket required, available from 18.00 on the day. Exhibition ticket must also be purchased.

Selection of the very best of portrait photography from around the world with Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs.

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Collection

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Collection

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 November 2014, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of the Collection, picking out highlights along the way. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

28 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Live Music: Voice – Patterns of Love

Live Music: Voice – Patterns of Love

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
28 November 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The engaging female vocal trio present Patterns of Love - a programme of songs that explore the beauty, heartache and humour of love.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
28 November 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four Poses

Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four Poses

A part of Late Shift
28 November 2014, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore how artists have historically approached pose and composition to represent personality with artist Grace Adam and work with a model to create your own dynamic drawings.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits (Day One)

29 November 2014, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, hone your skills in this two-day practical workshop led by exhibiting photographer, Justin Sutcliffe.  

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 November 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

The Portrait Choir: Singing Day

The Portrait Choir: Singing Day

30 November 2014, 10:00-15:45
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £22 (£18 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, call 020 7306 0055 or visit the Gallery in person. Free

Explore some of the glorious music of Handel, Purcell and their 18th century music contemporaries on display at the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits (Day Two)

30 November 2014, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, hone your skills in this two-day practical workshop led by exhibiting photographer, Justin Sutcliffe.  

Displays (16)

16 displays matching the date nextMonth

The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered

The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered

12 September 2014 - 1 March 2015
Room 1, 2 and 3
Free

This special display, focusing on the portraiture of the Tudor monarchs, will allow visitors to rediscover these well-known kings and queens through the most complete presentation of their images staged to date.
Hidden: An unseen portrait of Oliver Cromwell

Hidden: An unseen portrait of Oliver Cromwell

10 July 2014 - 19 October 2015
Room 5
Free

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.

Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

18 July 2014 - 1 September 2015
Room 16
Free

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.

Old Titles and New Money: American Heiresses and the British Aristocracy

Old Titles and New Money: American Heiresses and the British Aristocracy

25 November 2014 - 1 August 2015
Room 23
Free

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.

‘No end of a lesson’: The Boer War, 1899-1902

‘No end of a lesson’: The Boer War, 1899-1902

1 April - 23 November 2014
Room 23
Free

The second Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa marked a turning point in attitudes towards the British Empire and informed British military strategy in the lead up to the First World War. This display will explore this controversial war via the stories of the campaign’s central protagonists.
Thomas Carlyle: Historian of Heroes

Thomas Carlyle: Historian of Heroes

14 July 2014 - 30 March 2015
Room 24: case display
Free

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). 

Painting Parliament: The Fine Arts Commission 1841 – 1863

Painting Parliament: The Fine Arts Commission 1841 – 1863

12 August 2014 - 10 May 2015
Room 25: case display
Free

This display focuses on the committee of key Victorian figures appointed to oversee the decoration of the newly-built Houses of Parliament.

The World of Rupert Potter: Photographs of Beatrix, Millais and friends

The World of Rupert Potter: Photographs of Beatrix, Millais and friends

13 May - 16 November 2014
Room 28: case display
Free

The father of the children’s book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, Rupert Potter (1832–1914) was a lawyer and a keen amateur photographer.

Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

18 November 2014 - 1 July 2015
Room 29
Free

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.

Bernard Partridge character sketches

Bernard Partridge character sketches

4 March - 16 November 2014
Room 29: case display
Free

A focus on the work of Sir Bernard Partridge (1861-1945) before he became a cartoonist for Punch. The display showcases a set of portrait studies of key figures from the late-Victorian arts scene: the actress Ellen Terry, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and novelist, Hall Caine.
Suffragettes: Deeds not Words

Suffragettes: Deeds not Words

1 July 2014 - 10 May 2015
Room 31
Free

This display includes photographs of Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Richardson, notorious for attacking the ‘Rokeby Venus’ by Diego Velasquez at the National Gallery.  It also includes original documents from the Gallery’s archive, and surveillance photographs showing a number of Suffragettes which were issued to the Gallery by the Criminal Record Bureau in 1914.
Keep the home fires burning

Keep the home fires burning

1 July 2014 - 15 February 2015
Room 31: case display
Free

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.

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

25 October 2014 - 15 March 2015
Room 32
Free

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?

Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson

Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson

5 August 2014 - 6 April 2015
Room 33
Free

This display offers the opportunity to view rarely-seen portraits by Smith showing the author Roald Dahl and the British film star Jean Simmons, which are on long-term loan to the Gallery.  In addition, Smith’s portrait of the writer and artist Angelica Garnett, recently acquired by the Gallery, will be displayed here for the first time.
Snowdon: A Life in View

Snowdon: A Life in View

26 September 2014 - 21 June 2015
Rooms 37 and 37a
Free

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.

Catherine Goodman: Portraits from Life

Catherine Goodman: Portraits from Life

17 June - 23 November 2014
Rooms 41 and 41a
Free

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.

Beyond the Gallery (2)

2 events matching the date nextMonth

Royals: then & now

Royals: then & now

  • Partnership exhibition

1 March - 2 November 2014
Beningbrough Hall, York

Marking the 300th anniversary of the accession of King George I, Royals: then & now brings major contemporary portraits to Beningbrough Hall for the first time to create a dialogue between today’s royal family and their Hanoverian ancestors.

Pictured & Seen

Pictured & Seen

  • Partnership exhibition

15 March 2014 - 30 November 2015
Montacute House
Free

The display focuses on the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture.