Every Thursday and Friday you can enjoy exploring our special exhibitions after hours until 21.00
Man Ray Portraits
Until 27 May 2013
Free for Gallery Supporters
Man Ray Portraits is the first major museum retrospective of this innovative and influential artist’s photographic portraits.
Focusing on his career in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968, the exhibition highlights Man Ray’s central position among the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements and the significant range of contemporaries, celebrities, friends and lovers that he captured: from Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso to Kiki de Montparnasse, Lee Miller and Catherine Deneuve.
Featuring over 150 vintage prints and key works from international museums and private collections, the exhibition also demonstrates Man Ray’s use of revolutionary photographic techniques and early experiments with colour, as well as surveying his published work in leading magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Supported by the Man Ray Portraits Exhibition Supporters Group
Spring Season 2013 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills
Henry Crowder, 1928 by Man Ray. Centre Pompidou-Musee national d’art modern © Man Ray Trust
Helen Tamiris, 1929 by Man Ray, Centre Pompidou-Musee national d’art modern © Man Ray Trust
7 March - 23 June 2013
During the 1830s Pennsylvanian-born artist George Catlin (1796-1872) made five trips to the western United States to document the Native American peoples and their way of life. The resulting portraits have become one of the most extensive, evocative and important records of indigenous peoples ever made.
20 June - 15 September 2013
The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious international exhibition of contemporary portrait painting.
First Prize now £30,000.
14 November 2013 - 9 February 2014
Entry is now open for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013. First Prize £12.000. Closing date 8 July 2013.