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Snowdon: Iconic Images

Gary Lineker
by Lord Snowdon
10 April 1991
NPG P824

Past collaborative exhibition

This exhibition is a collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery and Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery.  It features more than 70 portrait photographs by Lord Snowdon, including some of our most celebrated personalities from the worlds of art, literature, film, theatre, sport and more.  The exhibition is divided into five themed areas: Social Icons, 60s Art Scene, Writers, Performers and Directors and a learning area, MakingFaces.  This section of the exhibition is an interactive area with two Portrait Explorer computer terminals, where visitors can explore the National Portrait Gallery collection digitally, activities to try and changing displays of work produced by a range of groups from across Plymouth.  The images in the 60s Art Scene section are complemented by art works by some of the artists featured from Plymouth's own art collection. 

Supported by the DCMS/DfES Strategic Commissioning National/Regional Museum Education Partnerships Programme.

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Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
10 February - 6 May2007

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