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Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the date thisWeek

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 (8)

8 events matching the date thisWeek

Portrait of the Day: Sir Henry Lee

Portrait of the Day: Sir Henry Lee

  • Talks and Lectures

20 January 2017, 12:30
Room 2
Free

A favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. He was the first person to hold the office of Queen's Champion, which he resigned in 1590.

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.

Late Shift Extra: Everything You Can Imagine Is Real

Late Shift Extra: Everything You Can Imagine Is Real

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
20 January 2017, 18:00-21:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Inspired by Picasso Portraits, the Gallery becomes a one night artists’ colony featuring music, poetry, performance, art, film and dance. Curated by Martyn Ware for Illustrious.

Portrait of the Day: Clement Attlee

Portrait of the Day: Clement Attlee

  • Talks and Lectures

21 January 2017, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Prime Minsiter. First elected as Labour MP for Limehouse in 1922, Attlee held positions of increasing importance in the Party becoming leader in 1935, before joining the coalition War Cabinet in 1940.

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: View Points: Learn composition techniques

Pick up a Pencil: View Points: Learn composition techniques

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

21 January 2017, 12:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, extended drop-in

Investigate how artists work with composition and scale. Learn how to re-imagine your drawings, investigate a range of scales and experiment with view finders with artist Marc Woodhead.

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

  • Talks and Lectures

22 January 2017, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Anne is one of the most famous queens in English history, although her reign only lasted for three years, she helped to change the course of history.

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: 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.

Displays (10)

10 displays matching the date thisWeek

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 thisWeek

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.