Dates are subject to change
12 displays matching the date today
22 February - 15 May 2016
This Spotlight celebrates the recently acquired gift of thirteen photographs of Jean Simmons given by her daughter Tracy Granger. Two newly acquired works by photographers Eve Arnold and Peter Basch are shown alongside a portrait by Cornel Lucas.
19 February - 31 December 2016
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.
9 January - 11 September 2016
3 August 2015 - 15 May 2016
Room 23: case display
22 February - 14 August 2016
This display explores Brontë’s life and literary career through portraits and includes treasures on loan from the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
15 December 2015 - 4 September 2016
Room 25: case display
22 March - 4 December 2016
Room 28: case display
This display shows the inventiveness and skill demonstrated by some of the Victorian period's most sought-after photographers.
14 July 2015 - 30 September 2016
Room 29: case display
12 May 2015 - 5 June 2016
Room 31 case display
27 October 2015 - 5 June 2016
Room 31: case display
25 February - 20 November 2016
Included in the display are sensational portraits of the brilliant, ill-fated playwright Joe Orton, and two portraits of model Christine Keeler, whose suggestive erotic pose straddling a wooden chair became one of the defining images of the 1960s.
18 March - 25 September 2016
This display focuses on Golub’s Political Portraits from the 1970s. Comprising portraits of heads of state, corporate, military and religious leaders, it explores the evolution of the ‘gaze’ in the artist’s pictorial language, in particular the way facial expression conveys an impression of power and the psychology of the sitter.