Calendar

Displays (13)

Celebrating Membership: 20 years

Celebrating Membership: 20 years

1 December 2018 - 10 March 2019
Print Sales Gallery
Free

This display features the six winning Members portraits, a film documenting the project, and a selection of portraits depicting some of our well-known Members, such as Dr Who and The Thick of It star Peter Capaldi and British photographer Mary McCartney.


Find out more
'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

8 December 2018 - 1 December 2019
Room 3, Floor 2
Free

This small display examines the Tudor construction of Plantagenet portraits and their legacy in the popular imagination.


Find out more
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.


Find out more
Portraying George Eliot

Portraying George Eliot

16 January - 1 December 2019
Room 25, Floor 1
Free

This display marks the bicentenary of the birth of George Eliot (1819–80), one of Britain’s most renowned novelists.


Find out more
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.


Find out more
Photography: A Living Art - Then and Now

Photography: A Living Art - Then and Now

20 October 2018 - 3 November 2019
Room 29, Floor 1
Free

This display celebrates recently acquired portraits by contemporary artists, whose work builds on early photographic processes.


Find out more
Illuminating women: Photographs by Mayotte Magnus

Illuminating women: Photographs by Mayotte Magnus

8 September 2018 - 24 March 2019
Room 32, Floor 1
Free

The display celebrates a range of creative women, including artists Liliane Lijn and Glenys Barton, authors Marina Warner and Margaret Drabble, actresses Glenda Jackson and Judi Dench and Nobel Prize recipient Nadine Gordimer.


Find out more
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.


Find out more
Armistice Centenary: Veterans and Remembrance

Armistice Centenary: Veterans and Remembrance

5 November 2018 - 6 January 2019
Room 32, Floor 1
Free

This display marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. Armistice Day commemorates the agreement of 11 November 1918 between the Allies and the German Empire the cessation of hostilities in the Western Front.


Find out more
Black is the New Black: Portraits by Simon Frederick

Black is the New Black: Portraits by Simon Frederick

29 September 2018 - 27 January 2019
Room 33, Floor 1
Free

This display celebrates their acquisition as the largest group of portraits of Afro-Caribbean sitters into the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.


Find out more
John Kobal New Work Award: Recent Commissions

John Kobal New Work Award: Recent Commissions

17 November 2018 - 3 February 2019
Room 39, Floor 0
Free

This display unveils portraits commissioned by the John Kobal New Work Award over the last four years.


Find out more
Njideka Akunyili Crosby: "The Beautyful Ones"

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: "The Beautyful Ones"

17 November 2018 - 3 February 2019
Room 41 & 41a, Floor 0
Free

This display brings together new and existing works from Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s ongoing series, “The Beautyful Ones”.


Find out more
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.


Find out more