Get loud: a dominoes night at the National Portrait Gallery

Two painted canvases displayed side-by-side. Across both, there is a distorted portrait of a man and moments of abstract colour applied, including lines of yellow, electric blue and purple. The background is subdued grey-blue.
Father Stretch My Hands by Nathaniel Mary Quinn (2021) © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian

12 April 2024, 18.00-20.00

In Gallery


Our upcoming exhibition The Time Is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure uses figurative artwork to celebrate the complexities and joys of Black life. 

We want to celebrate the kinship and connection fostered by the game of dominoes amongst people of African descent living in the Caribbean and Britain. Join us for a pop-up dominoes tournament in our gallery space after hours. 

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the game, we invite you to join a game or two and enjoy a playlist of curated music – let’s get loud!