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Visualising Portraits: Science

Visualising Portraits: Science

27 February 2020, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Meet sitters of note in the fields of science and medicine.


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BSL Tour: Florence Nightingale at 200

BSL Tour: Florence Nightingale at 200

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
13 March 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Alan Murray leads a tour of the Gallery's display marking 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale.


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Visualising Portraits: High Society

Visualising Portraits: High Society

26 March 2020, 14:00-15:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Looking at social circles of repute.


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BSL Tour: David Hockney: Drawing from Life

BSL Tour: David Hockney: Drawing from Life

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
10 April 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of the Gallery's new major exhibition David Hockney: Drawing from Life, which 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. Led in British Sign Language (BSL).


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Visualising Portraits: A Sitter’s Progress

Visualising Portraits: A Sitter’s Progress

30 April 2020, 14:00-15:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Portraits of the same sitter over time.


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BSL Tour: Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

BSL Tour: Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
8 May 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join Serena Cant for a tour of our major exhibition which explores the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish 'Bright Young Things' of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of the renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton. Led in British Sign Language (BSL).


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Visualising Portraits: People and Power

Visualising Portraits: People and Power

28 May 2020, 14:00-15:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free

Social reformers in the collection.


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BSL Tour: BP Portrait Award 2020

BSL Tour: BP Portrait Award 2020

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
12 June 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

John Wilson leads a tour of this year's BP Portrait Award exhibition, which celebrates the very best in contemporary portrait painting from around the world. Led in British Sign Language.


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Visualising Portraits: Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the future

Visualising Portraits: Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the future

25 June 2020, 14:00-15:00
Meet in main hall
Free

A look at our display of newly acquired photographic portraits.


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