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Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the date thisMonth

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

12 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
Porter Gallery

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

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

11 February - 22 May 2016

Vogue 100: A Century of Style will showcase the remarkable range of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916, with over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive and international collections being shown together for the first time to tell the story of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world.

Events (50)

50 events matching the date thisMonth

Portrait of the Day: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Portrait of the Day: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

  • Talks and Lectures

14 February 2016, 12:30
Room 22
Free

Find out about the remarkable life of the pioneering physician, feminist, and political campaigner. Anderson was the first English woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain, and also founded the first hospital staffed by women, and became the first female mayor and magistrate in the country.

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: Photography: What is Portraiture?

Weekend Workshop: Photography: What is Portraiture?

13 February - 14 February 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Teena Taylor, currently exhibiting in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015, investigates what makes a great portrait.

Portrait of the Day: George Stephenson

Portrait of the Day: George Stephenson

  • Talks and Lectures

15 February 2016, 12:30
Room 19
Free

Stephenson, the inventor, was a practical engineer without formal education. He invented a ‘miners’ safety lamp’ and became interested in developing more efficient rails and locomotives. After his pioneering work on the Stockton and Darlington Railway (1825), he won the contract for the Manchester and Liverpool Line in 1826. The building of these two lines prompted immense business speculation and an expansion of the railway system which transformed the British countryside and economy.

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.

Family Art Workshop: In Style

Family Art Workshop: In Style

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

15 February 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Pleat, fold and weave with paper to create a fantastic piece of costume inspired by Vogue 100: A century of style and portraits in the Collection.

Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Suitable for ages 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in: On the Catwalk

Drop-in: On the Catwalk

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

15 February 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join picture-book illustrator and designer Anna Hymas, for a drop-in session exploring style and fashion in the Collection. Families will have the opportunity to design and collage their own cut out figures for a miniature pop-up catwalk show.

Free, drop-in, no ticket required.
This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Family Art Workshop: In Style

Family Art Workshop: In Style

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

15 February 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Pleat, fold and weave with paper to create a fantastic piece of costume inspired by Vogue 100: A century of style and portraits in the Collection.

Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Suitable for ages 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

Portrait of the Day: Stamford Raffles

Portrait of the Day: Stamford Raffles

  • Talks and Lectures

16 February 2016, 12:30
Room 19
Free

Stamford Raffles is most widely known as the founder of Singapore, but as the first president of a new zoological society.

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.

Family Art Workshop: Designer Day

Family Art Workshop: Designer Day

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

16 February 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our pop-up fashion studio to design and construct wearable accessories from bangles to bow ties, followed by the chance to photograph your creations.

Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Suitable for ages 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in: On the Catwalk

Drop-in: On the Catwalk

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

16 February 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join picture-book illustrator and designer Anna Hymas, for a drop-in session exploring style and fashion in the Collection.

Free, drop-in, no ticket required.
This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Family Art Workshop: Designer Day

Family Art Workshop: Designer Day

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop
  • BSL

16 February 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our pop-up fashion studio to design and construct wearable accessories from bangles to bow ties, followed by the chance to photograph your creations.

Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Suitable for ages 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

This session will be BSL interpreted. BSL users can reserve a ticket in advance by emailing jcullen@npg.org.uk

Portrait of the Day: Jane Austen

Portrait of the Day: Jane Austen

  • Talks and Lectures

17 February 2016, 12:30
Room 18
Free

Few English novelists have commanded such popular affection and critical respect as the author of works including Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1816). Austen was a writer of refinement and charm, whose honesty and sense of irony helped shape some of the supreme masterpieces of nineteenth-century fiction.

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: In the news

Drop-in: In the news

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

17 February 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in to our fashion news desk to create your own magazine with interviews, features and hot off the press stories.

Free, drop-in, no ticket required.
This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in: In the news

Drop-in: In the news

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

17 February 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in to our fashion news desk to create your own magazine with interviews, features and hot off the press stories.

Free, drop-in, no ticket required.
This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 February 2016, 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: In the news

Drop-in: In the news

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

18 February 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in to our fashion news desk to create your own magazine with interviews, features and hot off the press stories.

Free, drop-in, no ticket required. This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Lunchtime Lecture: Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

Lunchtime Lecture: Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

18 February 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Andrew Lownie, author of the first major biography of Guy Burgess, presents an enthralling portrait of the most important, complex and interesting of the notorious Cambridge spies.

Drop-in: In the news

Drop-in: In the news

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

18 February 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in to our fashion news desk to create your own magazine with interviews, features and hot off the press stories.

Free, drop-in, no ticket required.
This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Three-day Workshop: Strike a Pose

Three-day Workshop: Strike a Pose

  • Workshop||Young People

16 February - 18 February 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Bring together elements from different decades of fashion to create a new identity, inspired by the Gallery's upcoming exhibition Vogue 100: A Century of Style. Led by artists Elly Strigner and Lily Arnold.

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

Showcase: Strike a Pose

Showcase: Strike a Pose

  • Workshop||Young People

18 February 2016, 17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join us for a special fashion show resulting from the Strike a Pose Three-day Workshop. All ages welcome. Please note: this event will be photographed

No booking required. All ages welcome.

Live DJ: Guest DJ Tim Redfern

Live DJ: Guest DJ Tim Redfern

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
18 February 2016, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection – from spoken word to classical, via jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.

Lecture: A Passionate Affair: FASHION meets PHOTOGRAPHY. (And they’re still together).

Lecture: A Passionate Affair: FASHION meets PHOTOGRAPHY. (And they’re still together).

A part of Late Shift
18 February 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

William Ewing takes a close look at the first tentative and then slowly strengthening bonds between the two ‘partners’ (fashion and photography) in the first few decades of the last century, setting the stage for the highly stimulating scene of today.

Portrait of the Day: Elizabeth Taylor: 'The First $1 million Actress'

Portrait of the Day: Elizabeth Taylor: 'The First $1 million Actress'

  • Talks and Lectures

19 February 2016, 12:30
Room 31
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.

Fashion Fabrics

Fashion Fabrics

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

19 February 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A workshop exploring use of pattern and textures in fabrics to create a stunning printed fabric

Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Suitable for ages 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in: Hats Off

Drop-in: Hats Off

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

19 February 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Design and create a fabulous hat inspired by Vogue 100: a century of Style.

Free, drop-in, no ticket required.
This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Fashion Fabrics

Fashion Fabrics

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

19 February 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A workshop exploring use of pattern and textures in fabrics to create a stunning printed fabric

Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Suitable for ages 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

Screen Style: The Philadelphia Story (1940 U)

Screen Style: The Philadelphia Story (1940 U)

A part of Late Shift
19 February 2016, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

A must-see film for fashion connoisseurs, selected by Vogue’s creative team. Introduced by Sofia Best from the BA Fashion History and Theory course, Central St Martins.

Live Music: Adam Brown

Live Music: Adam Brown

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
19 February 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Solo recital presenting an eclectic variety of works, including dances derived from Latin American street music, kora-inspired African improvisations, and a Slavic Nocturne performed alongside Appalachian folk arrangements.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
19 February 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Catherine of Braganza

Portrait of the Day: Catherine of Braganza

  • Talks and Lectures

20 February 2016, 12:30
Room 7
Free

The Roman Catholic queen of Charles II and daughter of John, Duke of Braganza, later King of Portugal. Shy, solemn and pious, she was regarded as unsophisticated and plain, however her love of tea left its mark on Britain. Catherine became devoted to Charles, but her inability to provide him with an heir, and his many infidelities, caused her great unhappiness.

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.

Pick up a Pencil: Fashion

Pick up a Pencil: Fashion

  • Workshop||Young People

20 February 2016, 14:00-16:00
Rooms 30 & 31
Free

Friendly drop-in drawing sessions hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum and a guest artist on the third Saturday of every month. To get started, all you have to do is pick up a pencil, no need to book. #PickUpAPencil

This month's guest artist is Miss Led.

Drop-in 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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 February 2016, 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: Futuristic Fashion

Drop-in Family Session: Futuristic Fashion

  • Family||Workshop

21 February 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore how fashion has changed over the centuries and then imagine what we might be wearing in the future.

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

Drop-in Family Session: Futuristic Fashion

Drop-in Family Session: Futuristic Fashion

  • Family||Workshop

21 February 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore how fashion has changed over the centuries and then imagine what we might be wearing in the future.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Portrait of the Day: Amy Johnson

Portrait of the Day: Amy Johnson

  • Talks and Lectures

22 February 2016, 12:30
Room 31
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: Margot Fonteyn

Portrait of the Day: Margot Fonteyn

  • Talks and Lectures

23 February 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Margot attended the Vic-Wells Ballet School, and by the time she was twenty had danced the lead in three of the great classics: Giselle, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.

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: Beatles 1966: 'It was 50 years ago'

Portrait of the Day: Beatles 1966: 'It was 50 years ago'

  • Talks and Lectures

24 February 2016, 12:30
Room 31
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: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

Portrait of the Day: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

  • Talks and Lectures

25 February 2016, 12:30
Room 31
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: Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs

Visualising Portraits: Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs

25 February 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore iconic photographs of this wartime leader in a display that marks the 50th anniversary of his death.

Lecture: Beaton in Vogue: The Man, The Magazine, The Century

Lecture: Beaton in Vogue: The Man, The Magazine, The Century

A part of Late Shift
25 February 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Cecil Beaton was a man of dazzling charm and style, and his talents were many. In his work for Vogue, from the l920s until shortly before his death in l980, he created some of the defining images of  the  20th Century

BSL Gallery Tour: Extraordinary Explorers

BSL Gallery Tour: Extraordinary Explorers

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
25 February 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of notable explorers in the Collection. Led in BSL.

Live DJ: Resident DJ Eddie Otchere

Live DJ: Resident DJ Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
25 February 2016, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

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

Portrait of the Day: Jane Austen

Portrait of the Day: Jane Austen

  • Talks and Lectures

26 February 2016, 12:30
Room 18
Free

Few English novelists have commanded such popular affection and critical respect as the author of works including Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1816). Austen was a writer of refinement and charm, whose honesty and sense of irony helped shape some of the supreme masterpieces of nineteenth-century fiction.

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: Anne Pigalle: La Nuit Amerotique

Live Music: Anne Pigalle: La Nuit Amerotique

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
26 February 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Anne Pigalle comes from Paris and is known as The Last Chanteuse for touching on the depths of Pigalle and Soho. Tonight she will perform some of her songs and poetry as well as some Charles Baudelaire's work.

Life Drawing: Colour from Camden

Life Drawing: Colour from Camden

A part of Late Shift
26 February 2016, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

In this session led by artist Grace Adam, explore how The Camden Town Group and their neighbours the Bloomsbury Group used colour to heighten emotion and create mood.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
26 February 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Portrait of the Day: Elizabeth Taylor: 'The First $1 million Actress'

Portrait of the Day: Elizabeth Taylor: 'The First $1 million Actress'

  • Talks and Lectures

27 February 2016, 12:30
Room 31
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: King Richard III

Portrait of the Day: King Richard III

  • Talks and Lectures

28 February 2016, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Richard III was the last king of England of the royal house of York. He was a supporter of his elder brother Edward IV against the Lancastrians. He was killed at the battle of Bosworth Field by the army of Henry Tudor, later Henry VII.

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: An Introduction to Fashion Drawing

Weekend Workshop: An Introduction to Fashion Drawing

27 February - 28 February 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dennis Northdruft, Curator at the Fashion and Textile Museum, introduces ideas and techniques around fashion drawing and illustration.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 February 2016, 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

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

29 February 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Draw in the Gallery at this artist-led drop-in session for disabled visitors.

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

Displays (11)

11 displays matching the date thisMonth

Spotlight

Spotlight

2 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
Room 31
Free

This Spotlight celebrates the work of American modernist photographers in the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery and the recent acquisition of a portrait of John Piper by Walker Evans.

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

14 March 2015 - 14 February 2016
Room 3
Free

This display explores the fashion for historical portraits in the early 19th-century by pairing watercolours of Tudor sitters made by George Perfect Harding with the original portraits.
Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

19 February - 31 December 2016
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.

Exposed: The Naked Portrait

Exposed: The Naked Portrait

9 January - 11 September 2016
Room 16
Free

The naked human figure has been a preoccupation of art from prehistory to the present day. This cross-period display of unclothed portraits from the Collection raises questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal. It includes portraits ranging from the flirtatious royal mistress Nell Gwyn to the interrogation of nudity by contemporary artists.
William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise

William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise

3 August 2015 - 15 May 2016
Room 23
Free

This display showcases the Gallery’s diverse collection of photographs of the leading British explorer and scholar of the Middle East, William Gifford Palgrave (1826-1888).
Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855

Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855

22 February - 14 August 2016
Room 24
Free

This display explores Brontë’s life and literary career through portraits and includes treasures on loan from the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

12 May 2015 - 5 June 2016
Room 24 case display: 12 May 2015 - 24 January 2016

Room 31 case display: 12 May 2015 - 5 June 2016

Free

The works in these two component displays are drawn from around 2500 photographs from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries generously donated by Terence Pepper, Senior Special Adviser on Photographs. Curators’ Choice is a tribute to his skills of detection and identification, and his eye for an overlooked or mis-identified sitter or photographer, as well as his interest in charting cultural life in all its variety.
Wise, Constant and Courageous: Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Wise, Constant and Courageous: Millicent Garrett Fawcett

15 December 2015 - 4 September 2016
Room 25: case display
Free

This display presents a number of photographs of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), leader of the constitutional women's suffrage movement and author.
George Scharf and his Circles: the National Portrait Gallery and the Victorian art world

George Scharf and his Circles: the National Portrait Gallery and the Victorian art world

21 September 2015 - 20 March 2016
Room 28: case display
Free

This display explores key social and professional relationships that were to prove vital to the success of his practice, through portraits of figures from the London art world, the nineteenth-century museum world and the aristocracy.

Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete

Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete

14 July 2015 - 6 March 2016
Room 29: case display
Free

A focus on the illustrator and writer, Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). In a short life of intense and fevered activity, Beardsley produced many original and highly-finished black-and-white drawings for process block reproduction.
Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs

Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs

27 October 2015 - 5 June 2016
Room 31: case display
Free

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, this display gives a broad picture of Churchill’s many roles through works from the Photographs Collection.

Beyond the Gallery (3)

3 events matching the date thisMonth

BP Portrait Award 2015

BP Portrait Award 2015

  • Touring exhibition

10 October 2015 - 28 February 2016
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Free

The annual BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, promoting the very best in contemporary portrait painting.

Picture the Poet

Picture the Poet

  • Partnership exhibition

5 December 2015 - 6 March 2016
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle

Discover the faces of poets working today, including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, in this touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.

I am Van Dyck

I am Van Dyck

  • Partnership exhibition

12 January - 24 April 2016
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Free

Sir Anthony van Dyck's last Self-Portrait is one of the most remarkable self-portraits ever painted in Britain. The portrait can now be seen at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London where it forms the centrepiece of I am Van Dyck.