Every Thursday and Friday you can enjoy exploring our special exhibitions after hours until 21.00
Queen Elizabeth I ('Elizabeth I and the Three Goddesses')
attributed to Isaac Oliver, circa 1590
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Until 5 January 2014
Tickets with Gift Aid: £13.50 (seniors £12.50/concs £11.50)
Free for Members
Elizabeth I & Her People explores the remarkable reign of Elizabeth I through the lives and portraiture of her subjects.
The reign of Elizabeth I from 1558-1603 was a time of extraordinary enterprise. New opportunities for creativity and wealth creation in this period saw the beginning of the rise of the so-called ‘middling sort’ or middle classes.
The changes that took place at this time dramatically shaped the future of England and Wales. The Church of England was securely established and over time much of the country embraced the Protestant faith. The known world was expanding through maritime exploration and trade, cities grew in size and population and the economy flourished and purpose built theatres opened to the public.
This exhibition explores the story of the Elizabethans from the Queen, the nobility and gentry to many other talented individuals such as explorers, soldiers, merchants, artists and writers.Supported by The Weiss Gallery
Harajuku, Tokyo, 2013
by Julia Fullerton-Batten, 2013
© Julia Fullerton-Batten
Until 9 February 2014
Tickets: £3 (Concessions £2)
Free for Members
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 is a unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.
The selected works explore a range of themes, styles and approaches to the photographic portrait, from formal commissioned images of famous faces to more spontaneous moments capturing friends and family.
Supported by Taylor Wessing
14 November 2013 - 9 February 2014
Sixty portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.
6 February - 1 June 2014
Bailey’s Stardust is a landmark exhibition of portraits by one of the world’s most distinguished and distinctive photographers, David Bailey.
27 February - 15 June 2014
In viewing the First World War through images of many individuals involved, The Great War in Portraits looks at the radically different roles, experiences, and, ultimately, destinies, of those caught up in the conflict.
26 June - 21 September 2014
Entry is now open for the BP Portrait Award 2014, the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world.
First Prize: £30,000Closing date: 3 February 2014