Contemporary Collection Display

Contemporary Collection Display

Contemporary Collection Display

30 November 2018 - 3 February 2019

Rooms 35 - 41a, Floor 0

Free

In 1969, the National Portrait Gallery began to collect portraits of living sitters. Since then the contemporary collection has grown considerably through acquisitions and commissioned portraits and now encompasses works produced from 2000 to the present day.

Highlights from this new display include unseen portraits of musician Amy Winehouse, the John Kobal New Award commissions, newly acquired portraits of Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Astronaut Tim Peake and Museum Director Neil MacGregor, photographs from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding, and new works by artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

Events

Events (4)

4 events matching the search term CCD

Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 18:30
Room 31, Floor 1
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

The artist duo Walter and Zoniel perform their Art Enlightens meditation practice across two 20-minute sessions in Room 31 of the National Portrait Gallery.


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In Conversation: Edward Watson and Rick Guest

In Conversation: Edward Watson and Rick Guest

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

Edward Watson, Principal at The Royal Ballet, and photographer Rick Guest talk to Dance Critic Sarah Crompton to celebrate the publication of a landmark portfolio of portraits that honour both his career and spirit.


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Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 19:30
Room 31, Floor 1
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

The artist duo Walter and Zoniel perform their Art Enlightens meditation practice across two 20-minute sessions in Room 31 of the National Portrait Gallery.


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Screening: Women Without Men and Looking for Oum Kulthum

Screening: Women Without Men and Looking for Oum Kulthum

A part of Friday Lates
19 January 2019, 14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To complement the Gallery’s current display of her portrait of Malala Yousafzai, learn more about Shirin Neshat’s wide-ranging artistic practice with this special double-bill screening of her feature films, Women Without Men (2009) and Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017).

 


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Works on display

Room 35: People of Today Room 36: People of Today Room 37: Power Shakers Room 37a: Portraits in Motion Room 38: Cultural Lives Room 38a: Nineties to Noughties: Music and Fashion

Banner credit: Amy Winehouse by Ram Shergill NPG x200127