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Today at the Gallery

Today at the Gallery

Today at the Gallery

Exhibitions

Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

Displays

'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets
Everyday Icons: Collecting Popular Portraits
Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice
Portraying George Eliot
Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future
Indian Nobility in Britain
The Outset Commission 2019: Jonathan Ive by Andreas Gursky
Cy Twombly: Portraits

Events

Portrait of the Day: Gwen John
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere
Drop-in Drawing
CANCELLED: Ali Smith celebrates Jane Austen

Person of the day

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On this day, 22 November, in 1819

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (nee Evans))

(1819-1880) Novelist

Was born in Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England

Historical event of the day

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On this day, 22 November, in 1963

President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas