Calendar

Displays (7)

1517: Martin Luther and the English Reformation

1517: Martin Luther and the English Reformation

21 July 2017 - 2 December 2018
Room 3, Floor 2
Free

This display looks at a selection of the portraits of some of the most prominent figures of the early years of reform in England, including the prints that were created to disseminate their ideas and commemorate their lives.


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Picturing Friendship

Picturing Friendship

30 June 2018 - 13 May 2019
Room 16, Floor 2
Free

Continuing a series of thematic explorations of the Collection, this display draws together historic and contemporary portraits that record and affirm the bonds of friendship.


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Votes for Women: Pioneers

Votes for Women: Pioneers

8 January 2018 - 13 January 2019
Room 25, Floor 1
Free

This display represents some Victorian women who were pioneers in the struggle for political representation. It commemorates the passing of the Representation of the People Act on 6 February 1918, which gave thousands of British women the right to vote in general elections; an important stepping stone towards ‘universal suffrage’ for both sexes that was finally achieved a decade later.


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Photography: A Public Art, 1840 - 1939

Photography: A Public Art, 1840 - 1939

4 November 2017 - 14 October 2018
Room 29, Floor 1
Free

The Gallery celebrates photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary Photographs Collection displaying classic images and rarely seen gems of artists, writers and actors by Edward Steichen, James Abbe, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton and Dorothy Wilding among others.


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For Valour: Recipients of the Victoria Cross, 1914 - 18

For Valour: Recipients of the Victoria Cross, 1914 - 18

4 November 2017 - 24 June 2018
Room 31: case display, Floor 1
Free

To mark the centenary of the First World War, this display consisting of two showcases, commemorates recipients of the Victoria Cross (VC). The VC is the highest commendation in the British honours system for members of the military. Named after Queen Victoria and established at the end of the Crimean War in 1856, the VC is awarded only in exceptional circumstances, for acts of extreme bravery carried out under direct enemy fire.


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One Unbroken Stream

One Unbroken Stream

3 March - 2 September 2018
Room 32, Floor 1
Free

This display comprises of portraits by five major artists: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Edgar Degas, Sickert, David Bomberg and Frank Auerbach, to reveal a chain of teacher-pupil relationships spanning a century.


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Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football

Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football

27 February 2018 - 6 January 2019
Room 32, Floor 1
Free

This display celebrates Bobby Moore (1941-1993), a sporting icon who inspired a generation of football fans. Vintage press prints recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery provide an insight into the professional and personal life of one of England’s best-loved sporting heroes.


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