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Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the date thisMonth

Picasso Portraits

Picasso Portraits

6 October 2016 - 5 February 2017
Wolfson Gallery

Picasso’s portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

17 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
Porter Gallery

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

Events (18)

18 events matching the date thisMonth

Portrait of the Day: Radclyffe Hall

Portrait of the Day: Radclyffe Hall

  • Talks and Lectures

23 January 2017, 12:30
Room 30
Free

Hall's semi-autobiographical novel The Well of Lonliness (1928) became immediately famous for her frank portrayal of its lesbian central relationship.

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: Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe)

Portrait of the Day: Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe)

  • Talks and Lectures

24 January 2017, 12:30
Room 17
Free

A woman of tact and discretion, Mrs Fitzherbert was one of the great beauties of her day.

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: Thomas Huxley

Portrait of the Day: Thomas Huxley

  • Talks and Lectures

25 January 2017, 12:30
Room 27
Free

Thomas Huxley was a key figure in Victorian scientific life. He worked tirelessly to improve scientific education and served on many Royal Commissions on education and public health.

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: Caroline of Brunswick

Portrait of the Day: Caroline of Brunswick

  • Talks and Lectures

26 January 2017, 12:30
Room 17
Free

Married to George, Prince of Wales in 1795, he abandoned her after the birth of their daughter Princess Charlotte. Caroline repaid her husband by leading a life of supposedly bawdy behaviour.

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: Picasso Portraits

Visualising Portraits: Picasso Portraits

26 January 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover Picasso’s creative processes through his portrayal of family, friends and lovers. This session will include a free creative activity.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
26 January 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: Picasso: A  Self Portrait

In Conversation: Picasso: A Self Portrait

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

Art critic and broadcaster Alastair Sooke is joined by Professor Elizabeth Cowling, curator of Picasso Portraits, to look at Picasso’s life, career and art via the prism of his self-portraits.

BSL Gallery Tour: Luc Tuymans: Glasses

BSL Gallery Tour: Luc Tuymans: Glasses

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Chisato Minamimura looks at the display of internationally renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans portraits of sitters wearing glasses. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Portrait of the Day: James Cook

Portrait of the Day: James Cook

  • Talks and Lectures

27 January 2017, 12:30
Room 14
Free

Circumnavigator. The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Captain James Cook learned seamanship on small East Coast trading boats.

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: Choro Matiz

Live Music: Choro Matiz

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
27 January 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

The clarinet and guitar duo present traditional Brazilian music, full of lively rhythms and expressive melodies.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Life Drawing: 1917

Life Drawing: 1917

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

To welcome in the new year, explore the way painters and photographers constructed images of female sitters 100 years ago. Led by artist Grace Adam.

Portrait of the Day: William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield

Portrait of the Day: William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield

  • Talks and Lectures

28 January 2017, 12:30
Room 14
Free

Lord Chief Justice, 1756-88. Known for his eloquence, he was a firm opponent of Chatham and upheld the absolute dominion of Great Britain over the colonies.

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: Oswald Mosley: "An unaccomplished man"

Portrait of the Day: Oswald Mosley: "An unaccomplished man"

  • Talks and Lectures

29 January 2017, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Mosley became Conservative MP for Harrow in 1918, but left due to policy conflicts.

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: Photogravure Printing

Weekend Workshop: Photogravure Printing

28 January - 29 January 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Peter Mosleley, whose portrait of Angela features in this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, leads this two day workshop using the early photographic printing process of photogravure with a modern twist.

Portrait of the Day: King Charles II

Portrait of the Day: King Charles II

  • Talks and Lectures

30 January 2017, 12:30
Room 7
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: Late Victorian to Edwardian Painting

The Drawing Room: Late Victorian to Edwardian Painting

  • Workshop

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

Spend time in this dedicated display exploring the technique and style of late Victorian and Edwardian painting.

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

Portrait of the Day: Augustus Pugin

Portrait of the Day: Augustus Pugin

  • Talks and Lectures

31 January 2017, 12:30
Room 24
Free

Architect, writer, designer and ecclesiologist; leader of the Gothic revival movement; converted to Roman Catholicism in 1835; designed many churches including St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham and St. George's, Southwark; assisted Charles Barry (1795-1860) with the design for the Houses of Parliament; died in Ramsgate following a mental breakdown.

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 thisMonth

Spotlight

Spotlight

12 December 2016 - 12 February 2017
Room 31
Free

Renowned as one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and influential artists, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was also one of the most photographed.

Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

19 February 2016 - 16 July 2017
Room 3
Free

This small display of paintings and miniatures explores the collars and ruffs that were such a striking feature of sixteenth and seventeenth century dress. Their design and scale changed continually over the period, with each decade heralding a new fashion that allowed sitters to demonstrate their wealth and style.

Luc Tuymans: Glasses

Luc Tuymans: Glasses

4 October 2016 - 26 March 2017
Room 16
Free

A display of portraits of sitters wearing glasses made and selected by the internationally renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans.

Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage

Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage

27 August 2016 - 2 July 2017
Room 24: case display
Free

This display surveys the depiction and transmission of celebrity through print, highlighting the skill of printmakers who portrayed the ingenuity of the London stage.

At the Despatch Box: Gladstone in Action

At the Despatch Box: Gladstone in Action

6 September 2015 - 4 June 2017
Room 25: case display
Free

Offering a glimpse of William Gladstone’s legendary performances in parliament, this display focuses on the sketches of the politician made by the artists employed to document parliamentary proceedings for the illustrated press.

Late Victorian Britain: Cultural Pioneers

Late Victorian Britain: Cultural Pioneers

6 December 2016 - 1 December 2017
Room 28 wall-case display
Free

Offering a counterpoint to the celebrated fashion for grand ‘swagger’ portraits at the turn of the nineteenth century, this display highlights the parallel growth in taste for small, highly detailed, cabinet-sized portraits.

 

A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

17 October 2016 - 1 October 2017
Room 29
Free

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

Conscientious Objectors of the First World War

Conscientious Objectors of the First World War

21 June 2016 - 5 February 2017
Room 31: case display
Free

This display marks one hundred years since the introduction of conscription by Herbert Asquith's government, in March 1916.

Antony Gormley – OBJECT

Antony Gormley – OBJECT

7 September 2016 - 21 May 2017
Room 32
Free

Antony Gormley – OBJECT comprises a cast-iron life-size sculpture cast from the artist’s body suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing main hall alongside Fall, a selection of drawings depicting a solitary figure occupying a void.

Speak its Name!

Speak its Name!

22 November 2016 - 29 October 2017
Room 32
Free

This display features seven portraits and quotations from Speak its Name!, a new book that marks the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

Beyond the Gallery (1)

1 event matching the date thisMonth

BP Portrait Award 2016

BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Touring exhibition

26 November 2016 - 26 March 2017
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Free

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