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Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the date thisWeek

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

16 November 2017 - 8 February 2018
Porter Gallery

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


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Cézanne Portraits

Cézanne Portraits

26 October 2017 - 11 February 2018
Wolfson and Lerner Galleries
Tickets with donation: Full price £20 (Concessions £18.50)
Members Free

The major new exhibition, Cézanne Portraits, will bring together for the first time over 50 of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, including works which have never been on public display in the UK.


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Events (12)

12 events matching the date thisWeek

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 November 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 November 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.


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Weekend Workshop: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Weekend Workshop: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

25 November - 26 November 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from the exhibition, hone your studio skills working with a model. This workshop is suitable for those who already have some knowledge of digital photography and know how to use their cameras in manual mode.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 November 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.


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The Drawing Room: Focus on Mark Making

The Drawing Room: Focus on Mark Making

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

27 November 2017, 13:00-15:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Experiment with creating different textures that appear in portraits using a variety of marks.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 November 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.


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Portrait of the Day: Adelina Patti

Portrait of the Day: Adelina Patti

  • Talks and Lectures

29 November 2017, 12:30
Room 22
Free

'The Unknown Diva'. Adelina Patti is arguably the world's first true "celebrity" and yet today very few people have heard of her.

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.


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Portrait of the Day: Angela Burdett-Coutts

Portrait of the Day: Angela Burdett-Coutts

  • Talks and Lectures

30 November 2017, 12:30
Room 24
Free

Philanthropist; daughter of Sir Francis Burdett and heiress of the fortune of her grandfather Thomas Coutts, whose surname she adopted.

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.


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Visualising Portraits: Creative Connections: Nottingham

Visualising Portraits: Creative Connections: Nottingham

30 November 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

In this display which includes inspirational sitters connected to Nottingham.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
30 November 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.


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Lecture: ‘Sit like an apple’: painting people as if they were things

Lecture: ‘Sit like an apple’: painting people as if they were things

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

Professor Paul Smith, University of Warwick, attempts to explain why Cézanne painted portraits, and apples, in the peculiar way he did.


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BSL Gallery Tour: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

BSL Gallery Tour: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

John Wilson explores the influences of Van Dyck and his contemporaries upon Julian Opie’s work. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.


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Displays (9)

9 displays matching the date thisWeek

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.


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Julian Opie after Van Dyck

Julian Opie after Van Dyck

6 October 2017 - 7 January 2018
Room 7
Free

This display shows Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Self-portrait of c.1640 in the context of new work by Julian Opie, one of Britain’s foremost contemporary artists. Works influenced by Van Dyck and artists of the period are displayed in dialogue with Van Dyck’s self-portrait in the midst of the seventeenth-century galleries.


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Life, Death and Memory

Life, Death and Memory

17 April 2017 - 4 February 2018
Room 16
Free

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


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Being Queen Victoria

Being Queen Victoria

7 August 2017 - 7 July 2018
Room 25: case display
Free

Until 1968, plays thought to contain material that was morally ‘corrupt’ or offensive were routinely banned. Dramatic portrayals of Queen Victoria were considered to be particularly sensitive in the decades after her death, and while several of her children were still alive. However, in anticipation of the centenary of Victoria’s accession in 1937, the rules were relaxed to specify that portrayals of a monarch could be allowed if 100 years had passed since their accession, and providing the dramas were biographical and respectful. Almost immediately, Queen Victoria began to feature as a character on stage and screen.


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Photography: A Public Art, 1840 - 1939

Photography: A Public Art, 1840 - 1939

4 November 2017 - 7 October 2018
Room 29
Free

The Gallery celebrates photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary Photographs Collection displaying classic images and rarely seen gems of artists, writers and actors by Edward Steichen, James Abbe, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton and Dorothy Wilding among others.


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For Valour: Recipients of the Victoria Cross, 1914 - 18

For Valour: Recipients of the Victoria Cross, 1914 - 18

4 November 2017 - 3 June 2018
Room 31: case display
Free

To mark the centenary of the First World War, this display consisting of two showcases, commemorates recipients of the Victoria Cross (VC). The VC is the highest commendation in the British honours system for members of the military. Named after Queen Victoria and established at the end of the Crimean War in 1856, the VC is awarded only in exceptional circumstances, for acts of extreme bravery carried out under direct enemy fire.


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Creative Connections Nottingham

Creative Connections Nottingham

4 October 2017 - 25 February 2018
Room 32

Social documentary photographer Katherine Green works with students from Farnborough Academy, to explore community identities, inspired by the Collection and sitters with a link to the city. In partnership with Nottingham Contemporary.

Creative Connections is generously supported by the Palley family.


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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.


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Thomas Ruff Portraits

Thomas Ruff Portraits

27 September 2017 - 21 January 2018
Room 33
Free

To mark the artist’s first major London retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery will display selected works from Ruff’s series of Porträts (Portraits), passport-style portraits of his friends and art-school colleagues, printed on a large scale. In their monumentality, the portraits reveal every surface detail of their subjects.


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National Programme (1)

1 event matching the date thisWeek

BP Portrait Award 2017

BP Portrait Award 2017

4 October - 3 December 2017
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter
Free

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


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