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Portrait of the Day: Adelina Patti

Portrait of the Day: Adelina Patti

  • Talks and Lectures

24 October 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.

Family Art Workshop: Are you sitting comfortably?

Family Art Workshop: Are you sitting comfortably?

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

24 October 2017, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free but tickets required

Using Cézanne Portraits for inspiration explore drawing and painting your family sitting down

20 tickets available for children.  Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first served basis one hour before the event.  All children must  be accompanied

Drop-in: Pop up Sets

Drop-in: Pop up Sets

  • Family||Workshop

24 October 2017, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Design a room setting inspired by Cézanne Portraits

 No ticket required. Suitable for ages 3+

Family Art Base

Family Art Base

  • Family||Workshop

24 October 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our Family Activity Base and choose from a range of free printed resources with activities and drawing materials to explore the Collection, displays and exhibitions.

Family Art Workshop: Are you sitting comfortably?

Family Art Workshop: Are you sitting comfortably?

  • Family||Workshop

24 October 2017, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free but tickets required

Using Cézanne Portraits for inspiration explore drawing and painting your family sitting down

20 tickets available for children.  Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first served basis one hour before the event.  All children must  be accompanied

Displays (9)

9 displays matching the date today

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.

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.

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.

Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde and Bosie

Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde and Bosie

29 March - 30 October 2017
Room 21
Free

These portraits by contemporary artist Marlene Dumas (b.1953) represent Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), also known as ‘Bosie’. Wilde is one of the most significant writers, dramatists and poets of the late nineteenth-century.

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.

A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

17 October 2016 - 29 October 2017
Room 29
Free

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

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.

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.

Thomas Ruff Portraits

Thomas Ruff Portraits

27 September 2017 - 21 January 2018
Room 33
Free

Thomas Ruff (b.1958) began his career in the 1970s as a student at the art school Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Germany. Known for taking a critical, conceptual approach to photography, Ruff has worked in series since the 1970s, with each body of work making use of different image-making technologies.

Beyond the Gallery (5)

5 events matching the date today

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

  • Touring exhibition

8 July - 29 October 2017
The Beaney, Canterbury

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

Speak its Name!

Speak its Name!

  • Partnership exhibition

9 September - 29 October 2017
Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Speak its Name! is a partnership display between the National Portrait Gallery and the National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent. In the 50th anniversary year of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, the display marks the celebration of this significant step on the road to equal rights for LGBTQ people.

Copying Holbein

Copying Holbein

  • Partnership exhibition

5 March - 30 October 2017
Montacute House, Somerset

This display features portraits from the court of Henry VIII, all of which are copies after portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger. The display considers Holbein’s important legacy.

Director’s Choice

Director’s Choice

  • Partnership exhibition

4 March - 5 November 2017
Beningbrough Hall, York

To help Beningbrough celebrate its 300th birthday, Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, has curated a display of significant portraits from the Gallery’s Collection to represent each century.

BP Portrait Award 2017

BP Portrait Award 2017

  • Touring exhibition

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.