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15 displays matching the date today
11 May - 30 June 2015
This showcase places the spotlight on Dame Barbara Hepworth’s career through three portraits by the photographers Madame Yevonde, Peter Keen and Mayotte Magnus.
19 June - 31 August 2015
This new display celebrates the eightieth birthday of the Gallery’s former director Sir Roy Strong who, with photographer John Swannell, has devised a series of portraits that transport Sir Roy through time, inventing and reinventing him as an array of historical characters.
14 March 2015 - 17 January 2016
10 July 2014 - 19 October 2015
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.
15 April - 13 September 2015
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.
18 July 2014 - 26 July 2015
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.
25 November 2014 - 2 August 2015
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.
12 May 2015 - 24 January 2016
Room 24 and 31
1 June - 1 December 2015
Room 25: case display
18 November 2014 - 19 September 2015
Room 28: case display
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.
18 November 2014 - 12 July 2015
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.
17 February - 25 October 2015
This display looks at the role women played during the war through a selection of portraits from the Gallery’s Photographic Collection.
18 March - 31 August 2015
13 April - 31 August 2015
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.
11 June - 28 September 2015
Room 41 and 41a
Friendship Portraits, a display of paintings and drawings by Chantal Joffe and Ishbel Myerscough, captures their very particular artistic collaboration. Self-portraits, portraits of each other and portraits of their children explore their lives and shared history from their student days to the present.
Supported by the William Brake Charitable Trust