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The Papers associated with Lucian Freud and his Family with Archivist, Carys Lewis (Virtual Talk)

The Papers associated with Lucian Freud and his Family with Archivist, Carys Lewis (Virtual Talk)

  • For Members

20 October 2021, 16:00-17:00

Join us as Carys Lewis, our Archivist, delves into the holdings relating to Lucian Freud spanning his whole life. 


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COMING HOME: - Richard III

COMING HOME: - Richard III

9 July - 31 October 2021
Yorkshire Museum, York
Tickets: £8/£7.20/£4

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


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Tudors to Windsors

Tudors to Windsors

28 May - 31 October 2021
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Tickets: £10/£6.50/£5

The National Portrait Gallery’s exquisite ‘Tudors to Windsors’ touring exhibition comes to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. This unique collection of British royal portraits gives visitors a rare opportunity to meet these famous historical and contemporary personalities face to face


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From the ground up: Exhibition and new works

From the ground up: Exhibition and new works

6 September - 3 December 2021
Brent Museum and Archives, Brent
Free

COMING HOME: Andy Murray

COMING HOME: Andy Murray

12 August - 12 December 2021
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Tickets: £13/£11

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


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Bangladesh 50 Years Artwork

Bangladesh 50 Years Artwork

2 September 2021 - 31 January 2022
Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU
Free

Suspended from the Whitechapel Idea Store (local library), the large scale letters spelling out Bangla will be visible from the road covered in brightly coloured saree fabric and LED lights. Walking underneath the structure you can look up to see embroidered murals revealing some of the research produced by the Citizen Researchers and artist Ruhul Abdin, including the original sketches by Biman Mullick for the first stamps of new nation Bangladesh in 1971. It is a celebration of the identity, people and stories that make up the diverse Bangladeshi community in Tower Hamlets.


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COMING HOME: L.S. Lowry

COMING HOME: L.S. Lowry

22 May 2021 - 1 September 2022
The Lowry, Salford
Free

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


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Black History Month

Black History Month

1 October - 31 October 2021
Online
Free

For Black History Month we have invited the next generation of creatives, thinkers and cultural leaders to reflect on the sitters in our Collection. We'll be sharing new content here throughout October.


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