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National Programme (16)

COMING HOME: Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

COMING HOME: Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

22 March - 22 June 2019
Abbot Hall, Kendal

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


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COMING HOME: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

COMING HOME: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

18 March - 23 June 2019
Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth

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


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COMING HOME: David Hockney

COMING HOME: David Hockney

26 February - 14 July 2019
Cartwright Hall, Bradford

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


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COMING HOME: Dylan Thomas

COMING HOME: Dylan Thomas

4 May - 1 September 2019
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

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


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Faces of Change: Nature's Champions

Faces of Change: Nature's Champions

22 June - 8 September 2019
Attingham Park, Shropshire

From David Attenborough and Beatrix Potter to Vivienne Westwood and Joe Strummer, see portraits from the National Portrait Gallery's collection of people who've shaped the way we think or feel about green spaces and nature today.


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COMING HOME: Tracey Emin

COMING HOME: Tracey Emin

24 June - 8 September 2019
Turner Contemporary

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


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Coming Home: Sir Francis Drake

Coming Home: Sir Francis Drake

27 April - 16 September 2019
Buckland Abbey – National Trust, Yelverton

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


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COMING HOME: King Richard III

COMING HOME: King Richard III

8 June - 22 September 2019
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester

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


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COMING HOME: Stormzy

COMING HOME: Stormzy

4 June - 28 September 2019
Museum of Croydon, London

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


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COMING HOME: Jessica Ennis-Hill

COMING HOME: Jessica Ennis-Hill

23 July - 20 October 2019
Weston Park, Museums, Sheffield

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


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Yorkshire! Achievers, Grit and Controversy

Yorkshire! Achievers, Grit and Controversy

5 March - 3 November 2019
Beningbrough Hall, York

The fascinating display will sit alongside narratives and interactives delving into the stories behind the people, their highs and their lows.ociated with.


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Faces of Change: Nature's Champions

Faces of Change: Nature's Champions

21 September - 9 December 2019
Upton House, Warwickshire

From David Attenborough and Beatrix Potter to Vivienne Westwood and Joe Strummer, see portraits from the National Portrait Gallery's collection of people who've shaped the way we think or feel about green spaces and nature today.


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COMING HOME: William Wilberforce

COMING HOME: William Wilberforce

21 September 2019 - 19 January 2020
The Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

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


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BP Portrait Award 2019

BP Portrait Award 2019

7 December 2019 - 22 March 2020
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious international exhibition of contemporary portrait painting.


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Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

25 June - 18 October 2020
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

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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Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

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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