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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the date thisWeek

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

12 February - 25 May 2015
Wolfson Gallery

This major exhibition of over seventy portraits spans Sargent’s time in London, Paris and Boston as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside. Important loans from galleries and private collections in Europe and America make this an unmissible opportunity to discover the artist’s most daring, personal and distinctive portraits.
Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

12 March - 7 June 2015
Porter Gallery
Free

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815).

Events (15)

15 events matching the date thisWeek

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 May 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: John Singer Sargent and his Picture Frames

Lunchtime Lecture: John Singer Sargent and his Picture Frames

  • Lecture

7 May 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Research Fellow Jacob Simon tells the story of framing in four cities.

Seats for our lunchtime lectures are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Doors open at 12.30

The Portrait Choir Solo Song Residency

The Portrait Choir Solo Song Residency

  • The Portrait Choir

A part of Late Shift
7 May 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Members of The Portrait Choir will be giving two special solo recitals.

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
7 May 2015, 19:00
Room 20
Free

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

Lecture: Sargent in Paris, 1874-1886

Lecture: Sargent in Paris, 1874-1886

A part of Late Shift
7 May 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Rescheduled from 12 March
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Richard Ormond, curator of Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, investigates his great uncle’s training in Paris.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
7 May 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Photographer and DJ Eddie Otchere curates a music set inspired by the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

8 May 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Portrait Choir Solo Song Residency

The Portrait Choir Solo Song Residency

  • The Portrait Choir

A part of Late Shift
8 May 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Members of The Portrait Choir will be giving two special solo recitals.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
8 May 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Grace Adam leads our free, friendly drop-in, taking inspiration from the portraits on display. 

Portrait of the Day: Tonks, Gillies and McIndoe: Transforming the Wounded

Portrait of the Day: Tonks, Gillies and McIndoe: Transforming the Wounded

  • Gallery Talk

9 May 2015, 12:30
Room 29
Free

The twentieth century unleashed new and modern warfare and with it soldiers were subjected to ever more horrific wounds. For those that survived their hopes of returning to a normal life were often hopelessly small.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light and Shadow (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light and Shadow (Day One)

9 May 2015, 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.

Photographer and filmmaker Gisela Torres leads this two-day photographic masterclass responding to paintings from the Gallery’s Collection.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 May 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light and Shadow (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light and Shadow (Day Two)

10 May 2015, 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.

Photographer and filmmaker Gisela Torres leads this two-day photographic masterclass responding to paintings from the Gallery’s Collection.

Portrait of the Day: Blur

Portrait of the Day: Blur

  • Gallery Talk

11 May 2015, 12:30
Digital Space
Free

Blur were one of the most popular British bands in the 90s and Julian Opie’s “digital drawings” of the band members remain some of the gallery’s most popular works.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day: Ira Aldridge

Portrait of the Day: Ira Aldridge

  • Gallery Talk

12 May 2015, 12:30
Room 19
Free

Ira Alridge was a black American actor, who overcame discrimination and prejudice to be described as one of the greatest actors of his age. Touring across Europe, Ira was famous for the realism of his roles.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Displays (15)

15 displays matching the date thisWeek

Spotlight

Spotlight

25 February - 10 May 2015
Room 31
Free

To launch the new bi-monthly series of ‘Spotlight’ displays, this showcase places the spotlight on T.S. Eliot’s career through three portraits by significant photographers of the twentieth century.

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

14 March 2015 - 17 January 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.
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.

Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter

Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter

15 April - 13 September 2015
Room 6
Free

Prolific and successful in his lifetime, Cornelius Johnson is the forgotten man of 17th-century British art. This display looks at a range of his paintings including rarely seen portraits of the King’s children.

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.

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

12 May 2015 - 24 January 2016
Room 24 and 31
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.
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 artist’s cause at heart’: M.H. Spielmann, Collector and Donor

‘The artist’s cause at heart’: M.H. Spielmann, Collector and Donor

18 November 2014 - 1 August 2015
Room 28: case display
Free

A range of nineteenth century Punch self-portraits, photographs of sculptors and Jewish personalities throws light on the writer and art historian Marion Harry Spielmann’s work, and his decades of generosity towards the Gallery.

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.

Women and the First World War

Women and the First World War

17 February - 25 October 2015
Room 31
Free

This display looks at the role women played during the war through a selection of portraits from the Gallery’s Photographic Collection.  

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.
Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

18 March - 31 August 2015
Room 32
Free

Continuing in the INTERVENTIONS series, this display focuses on unconventional approaches to portraiture and features abstract portraits by Jack Smith of the composers Harrison Birtwistle and Colin Matthews and the choreographer Ashley Page.
On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent

On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent

13 April - 31 August 2015
Room 33
Free

This display, fresh from its sensational showing at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi in 2013, is the result of six years spent with the Sidi people, an Indian community of African descent. The artist's charming and poignant portraits raise universal questions about nationality, ethnic origin, and the nature of diaspora.

Snowdon: A Life in View

Snowdon: A Life in View

26 September 2014 - 21 June 2015
Room 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.

Beyond the Gallery (3)

3 events matching the date thisWeek

Royals: then & now

Royals: then & now

  • Partnership exhibition

28 February - 1 November 2015
Beningbrough Hall, York

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

Picture the Poet

Picture the Poet

  • Partnership exhibition

3 September 2014 - 29 November 2015
Graves Gallery, Sheffield

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.

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.