Dates are subject to change
2 exhibitions matching the date today
6 October 2016 - 5 February 2017
17 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
Portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.
2 events matching the date today
- Talks and Lectures
Past event archive
20 January 2017, 12:30
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||Music
A part of Late Shift
Past event archive
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.
10 displays matching the date today
12 December 2016 - 12 February 2017
Renowned as one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and influential artists, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was also one of the most photographed.
19 February 2016 - 16 July 2017
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.
4 October 2016 - 26 March 2017
A display of portraits of sitters wearing glasses made and selected by the internationally renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans.
27 August 2016 - 2 July 2017
Room 24: case display
This display surveys the depiction and transmission of celebrity through print, highlighting the skill of printmakers who portrayed the ingenuity of the London stage.
6 September 2015 - 4 June 2017
Room 25: case display
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.
6 December 2016 - 1 December 2017
Room 28 wall-case display
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.
17 October 2016 - 1 October 2017
From October 2016 the Gallery will celebrate photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary Photographs Collection.
21 June 2016 - 5 February 2017
Room 31: case display
This display marks one hundred years since the introduction of conscription by Herbert Asquith's government, in March 1916.
7 September 2016 - 21 May 2017
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.
22 November 2016 - 29 October 2017
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 today
- Touring exhibition
26 November 2016 - 26 March 2017
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious international exhibition of contemporary portrait painting.