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Exhibitions (1)

1 exhibition matching the date 15 January 2016

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Past exhibition archive
12 November 2015 - 21 February 2016

Porter Gallery

Portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.


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Events (4)

4 events matching the date 15 January 2016

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

  • Touring exhibition

Past beyond the gallery archive
9 November 2015 - 31 January 2016

Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery

This fascinating photographic exhibition will illustrate the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). From her early years as a chorus girl in London’s West End through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will celebrate one of the world’s most photographed and recognisable stars.

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BP Portrait Award 2015

BP Portrait Award 2015

  • Touring exhibition

Past beyond the gallery archive
10 October 2015 - 28 February 2016

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Free

The annual BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, promoting the very best in contemporary portrait painting.


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Picture the Poet

Picture the Poet

  • Partnership exhibition

Past beyond the gallery archive
5 December 2015 - 6 March 2016

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle

Discover the faces of poets working today, including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, in this touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.


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I am Van Dyck

I am Van Dyck

  • Partnership exhibition

Past beyond the gallery archive
12 January - 24 April 2016

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Free

Sir Anthony van Dyck's last Self-Portrait is one of the most remarkable self-portraits ever painted in Britain. The portrait can now be seen at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London where it forms the centrepiece of I am Van Dyck.


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Displays (9)

9 displays matching the date 15 January 2016

Spotlight: November 2015 - February 2016

Spotlight: November 2015 - February 2016

A part of Spotlight
Past display archive
2 November 2015 - 21 February 2016

Room 31
Free

This Spotlight celebrates the work of American modernist photographers in the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery and the recent acquisition of a portrait of John Piper by Walker Evans.


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The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

Past display archive
14 March 2015 - 14 February 2016

Room 3
Free

This display explores the fashion for historical portraits in the early 19th-century by pairing watercolours of Tudor sitters made by George Perfect Harding with the original portraits.

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Exposed: The Naked Portrait

Exposed: The Naked Portrait

Past display archive
9 January - 11 September 2016

Room 16
Free

The naked human figure has been a preoccupation of art from prehistory to the present day. This cross-period display of unclothed portraits from the Collection raises questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal. It includes portraits ranging from the flirtatious royal mistress Nell Gwyn to the interrogation of nudity by contemporary artists.

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William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise

William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise

Past display archive
3 August 2015 - 15 May 2016

Room 23: case display
Free

This display showcases the Gallery’s diverse collection of photographs of the leading British explorer and scholar of the Middle East, William Gifford Palgrave (1826-1888).

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Wise, Constant and Courageous: Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Wise, Constant and Courageous: Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Past display archive
15 December 2015 - 4 September 2016

Room 25: case display
Free

This display presents a number of photographs of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), leader of the constitutional women's suffrage movement and author.

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George Scharf and his Circles: the National Portrait Gallery and the Victorian art world

George Scharf and his Circles: the National Portrait Gallery and the Victorian art world

Past display archive
21 September 2015 - 20 March 2016

Room 28: case display
Free

This display explores key social and professional relationships that were to prove vital to the success of his practice, through portraits of figures from the London art world, the nineteenth-century museum world and the aristocracy.


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Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete

Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete

Past display archive
14 July 2015 - 30 September 2016

Room 29: case display
Free

A focus on the illustrator and writer, Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). In a short life of intense and fevered activity, Beardsley produced many original and highly-finished black-and-white drawings for process block reproduction.

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Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

Past display archive
12 May 2015 - 5 June 2016

Room 31 case display
Free

The works in these two component displays are drawn from around 2500 photographs from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries generously donated by Terence Pepper, Senior Special Adviser on Photographs. Curators’ Choice is a tribute to his skills of detection and identification, and his eye for an overlooked or mis-identified sitter or photographer, as well as his interest in charting cultural life in all its variety.


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Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs

Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs

Past display archive
27 October 2015 - 5 June 2016

Room 31: case display
Free

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, this display gives a broad picture of Churchill’s many roles through works from the Photographs Collection.

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