Dates are subject to change
11 displays matching the date today
15 September - 2 November 2015
This Spotlight celebrates the recently acquired self-portrait by the photographer John Deakin, shown alongside his portraits of the writers Paul Potts and George Barker and the painter Robert Colquhoun.
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
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.
1 July - 11 October 2015
Room 37 and 37a
Creative Connections is a four-year project connecting young people with contemporary artists to create a series of new artworks inspired by the Gallery’s Collection.
The spotlights for the third year of the project are the London borough of Camden and the portraits and biographies of people who have local connections. The project partner is Haverstock school and the artist is photographer Kate Peters. Together they explored the Gallery and its photographic Collection, the history of the borough and created new portraits in response to these. The students and Kate’s work will be shown alongside the Gallery Collection in the display.