This major new retrospective will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day, and will feature around 150 works from international public and private collections, as well as new work never before displayed in a public gallery.

Focusing on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance and her deployment of material derived from a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising and fashion, the exhibition will explore the tension between façade and identity.

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27 June – 15 September 2019

Open daily 10.00 – 18.00/ Friday until 21.00

Wolfson and Lerner Galleries

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

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£18-20 / £17-19 (concessions)
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£5 tickets for under 25s on Fridays and concessions on Monday-Wednesday mornings (10.00-11.00)

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£5 tickets for under 25s on Fridays and concessions on Monday-Wednesday mornings (10.00-11.00)

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Special tours are available for groups, including a lecture and opportunity to explore the exhibition. For more information visit group tours.


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A range of ticketed events including a film screening, talk, and lecture complement the exhibition.

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7 events matching the search term Cindy Sherman

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Cindy Sherman

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Cindy Sherman

  • For Members

26 June 2019, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson and Lerner Galleries

Including the ground-breaking series, Untitled Film Stills, 1977-80, this major new exhibition will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Members’ only preview.


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Lecture: Cindy Sherman – Appearance is All

Lecture: Cindy Sherman – Appearance is All

A part of Friday Lates
5 July 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Paul Moorhouse, curator of the Cindy Sherman exhibition, discusses the origins, development and meaning of Sherman’s distinctive art.


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In Conversation: On Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills

In Conversation: On Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills

A part of Friday Lates
9 August 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dr Eirka Balsom and Dr James Boaden disucss Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills, a series of 70 black and white photographs taken over a three year period from 1977-1980 in which the artist poses in the guise of archetypal female characters from a variety of cinematic genres, mimicking the style of promotional shots taken on set and hinting at possible scenarios and narratives.


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BSL Tour: Cindy Sherman

BSL Tour: Cindy Sherman

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
9 August 2019, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of our major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman. Led in BSL.


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Screening: Office Killer

Screening: Office Killer

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To complement the Gallery’s current major exhibition, Cindy Sherman, see the artist’s only feature-length film, Office Killer (1997).


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Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2019 and Cindy Sherman

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2019 and Cindy Sherman

28 August 2019, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Lerner and Wolfson Galleries

Join us for an evening of painting and photography. The Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting with works on display from amateur artists to professionals. Cindy Sherman will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day and focuses on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance.

Please RSVP for this event from 4 June 2019

 


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Elizabeth Peyton

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Elizabeth Peyton

  • For Members

2 October 2019, 14:00-16:00
Lerner Galleries

Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton, explores the development of Peyton’s unique portraiture from the 1990s to the present day, presenting works in a range of media, including new portraits exhibited for the first time.

Please RSVP for this event from 4 June 2019

 


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Exhibition Catalogue

Featuring key examples of her work – from her earliest photographs through to her most recent – it explores the mercurial relationship between appearance and reality.

Price: £35

Image credit: Untitled #411 by Cindy Sherman, 2003. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

 

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Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Fridays until 21.00
Last admission to the exhibition is one hour before the Gallery closes.
Exiting commences ten minutes before the closing time.

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