Events and exhibitions calendar

Find out what's on in our current and upcoming exhibitions, displays, events, programmes, workshops and more.

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Members’ afternoon preview - The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure

Member, Daytime

21 February 2024, 14.00-17.00
Exhibition space

Join us for an extended in person Members’ Afternoon preview of the exhibition, The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure.

POSTPONED: Members’ event - The contemporary Collection: commissioning portraits

Member, Daytime, Online, Talks and conversations

15 February 2024, 13.00-14.00
The Ondaatje Wing Theatre / Online livestream
Onsite £15
Online £8

Explore our contemporary collection with an NPG curator as they introduce the relaunched National Portrait Gallery

Members' event: curator’s introduction to the Collection

Member, Daytime, Talks and conversations

11 January 2024, 13.00-14.00
The Ondaatje Wing Theatre / Online livestream
Onsite £15
Online £8
(Members only)

Lecture from Dr Sarah Moulden, Senior Curator of 19th Century Collections, introducing the relaunched National Portrait Gallery

Paint and pigment: how to conserve a Tudor portrait

Member, Evening, Talks and conversations

15 December 2023, 19.00-20.00
The Law Photography Studio
£15 (Members only)

Join conservator Polly Saltmarsh for a talk revealing the processes behind her conservation of some of the Gallery’s most prized Tudor portraits.

Members’ Afternoon Preview - Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 23

Member, Daytime

21 June - 7 December 2023
Floor 2 Exhibition Space
Free for Members

Join us for an extended preview of Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2023 exhibition.

Members' Early Morning View - David Hockney: Drawing from Life and Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2023

Member, Daytime

21 June - 7 December 2023
Exhibition spaces
Free for Members

Join us for a Members’ Early Morning View of David Hockney: Drawing from Life and Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2023

Curator’s introduction to the relaunched National Portrait Gallery

Member, Talks and conversations

16 November 2023, 13.00-14.00
The Ondaatje Wing Theatre / Online livestream
Onsite £15
Online £8 (Members only)

Lecture from Dr Lucy Peltz, introducing the relaunched National Portrait Gallery and sharing behind-the-scenes insights.

Members’ Afternoon Preview - David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Member, Daytime

1 November 2023, 14.00-17.00
Floor 0 exhibition space

Join us for an extended in person Members’ Afternoon Preview of the David Hockney: Drawing from Life exhibition.

Members’ Early Morning Private View: Yevonde Life and Colour

Member, Daytime

21 July 2023, 08.30-10.00


Join us for an extended in person Members’ Morning Preview of the Yevonde Life and Colour exhibition

Supporters’ Preview Day

Member, Daytime

21 June 2023, 10.30-18.00


This will be your first exclusive visit to the new Gallery, before we reopen our doors to the general public, to familiarise yourself with our new facilities…

Supporters’ Preview Day Open Studios: portraits on your smartphone

Member, Workshop

21 June 2023, 14.00-14.30
The Law Photography Studio
Free

As part of our Supporters’ Preview Day, join us for this free Open Studio photography workshop with contemporary photographer Marysa Dowling

Supporters’ Preview Day Open Studios: portraits on your smartphone

Member, Workshop

21 June 2023, 13.00-13.30
The Law Photography Studio
Free

As part of our Supporters’ Preview Day, join us for this free Open Studio photography workshop with contemporary photographer Marysa Dowling

Supporters’ Preview Day Open Studios: portraits on your smartphone

Member, Workshop

21 June 2023, 12.30-13.00
The Law Photography Studio
Free

As part of our Supporters’ Preview Day, join us for this free Open Studio photography workshop with contemporary photographer Marysa Dowling

Supporters’ Preview Day Open Studios: portraits on your smartphone

Member, Workshop

21 June 2023, 11.30-12.00
The Law Photography Studio
Sold out

As part of our Supporters’ Preview Day, join us for this free Open Studio photography workshop with contemporary photographer Marysa Dowling

Supporters’ Preview Day Open Studios: portraits on your smartphone

Member, Workshop

21 June 2023, 11.00-11.30
The Law Photography Studio
Sold out

As part of our Supporters’ Preview Day, join us for this free Open Studio photography workshop with contemporary photographer Marysa Dowling