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15 October 2015 - 10 January 2016
12 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
Portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.
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25 November 2015, 12:30
Widely known as the leader of the Suffragette movement in England, Emmeline Pankhurst's parents, husband and early work life took a big part in making her such a remarkable leader.
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11 displays matching the date today
2 November 2015 - 11 January 2016
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.
16 September 2015 - 4 January 2016
Across the Gallery
Historian Simon Schama joins forces with National Portrait Gallery curators to create five new displays exploring the development, character and meanings of British portraiture.
14 March 2015 - 14 February 2016
4 September 2015 - 3 January 2016
Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599 – 1641) was the most influential portrait painter ever to work in Britain. This display looks at the artist’s work and how he transformed British portraiture. Comprising portraits from the Gallery’s own Collection, supplemented by two rarely-seen paintings of King Charles I and Henrietta Maria from Chequers, the self-portrait is set alongside other works by the artist, paintings from his studio and portraits by his contemporaries and followers.
Organised with support from the Art Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund
3 August 2015 - 24 April 2016
12 May 2015 - 24 January 2016
Room 24 and 31: case displays
1 June - 13 December 2015
Room 25: case display
21 September 2015 - 20 March 2016
Room 28: case display
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.
14 July 2015 - 28 March 2016
Room 29: case display
27 October 2015 - 5 June 2016
Room 31: case display
28 October 2015 - 10 January 2016
Beyond the Gallery (3)
3 events matching the date today
- Partnership exhibition
19 September - 29 November 2015
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
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.
- Partnership exhibition
15 March 2014 - 30 November 2015
The display focuses on the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture.
- Touring exhibition
10 October 2015 - 28 February 2016
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The annual BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, promoting the very best in contemporary portrait painting.