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National Programme (3)

COMING HOME: Paul Robeson

COMING HOME: Paul Robeson

20 October - 14 December 2020
Reading Museum

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.


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COMING HOME: Malala Yousafzai

COMING HOME: Malala Yousafzai

7 October 2020 - 7 February 2021
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.


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Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things (Date to be confirmed)

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things (Date to be confirmed)

14 November 2020 - 28 February 2021
The Wilson, Cheltenham

This major new exhibition will explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.


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International Programme (1)

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

2 October 2020 - 17 January 2021
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA

The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years, David Hockney: Drawing from Life, explores Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to the present by focusing on depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him: his muse, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; and friends, the curator, Gregory Evans, and master printer, Maurice Payne.


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