Celebrating portraiture with the new

Portrait Mode 2023

To mark the reopening of the National Portrait Gallery, we encouraged everyone to get into Portrait Mode in summer of 2023.

From exhibitions and displays, to tours and competitions, activity across the UK and internationally highlight the amazing range of portraits on show in collections, galleries and other spaces. Take a look at the map to find out what in-person events and activities are still taking place in venues near you. Both in person and online events are featured in the drop-down calendar below.

Follow the hashtag #PortraitMode on social, or sign up to the Gallery’s newsletter to be updated about this and much, much more as we continue to celebrate portraiture.

After the success of the inaugural #InternationalPortraitDay on 23 June 2023 we hope to make this an annual fixture, so do keep an eye on our socials.