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Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team on a chosen portrait in the collection.2016-09-25T12:30:00+01002016-10-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Of The Day
Antony Gormley: ObjectAntony Gormley: ObjectAntony Gormley: ObjectA life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall of the National Portrait Gallery, visible as you go up the long escalator to the gallery's second floor. The Angel of the North sculptor is the subject of a major exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey and, from 5th October2016-09-25T00:00:00+01002017-09-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation†|†PRICINGFree
DATES7th September 2016 to 7th September 2017
A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall of the National Portrait Gall...†More about this event
The Drawing Room: Painting The Artist: Van Dyck And Early Self-Portraiture In BritainThe Drawing Room: Painting The Artist: Van Dyck And Early Self-Portraiture In BritainExplore self-portraiture.2016-09-26T13:00:00+01002016-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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The Drawing Room: Painting The Artist: Van Dyck And Early Self-Portraiture In Britain
In Conversation: Eggleston: An Insider's ViewIn Conversation: Eggleston: An Insider's ViewJo Ann Walters and Peter Fraser discusses the work of the American photographer.2016-09-29T19:00:00+01002016-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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In Conversation: Eggleston: An Insider's View
Cevanne And CrewdsonCevanne And CrewdsonThe collaboration performs folk made from field recordings with a harp, voices and electronic inventions.2016-09-30T18:30:00+01002016-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Cevanne And Crewdson
Drop-in DrawingDrop-in DrawingInformal drawing session with artist Gayna Pelham.2016-09-30T18:30:00+01002016-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Drop-in Drawing
Life Drawing: Lucian Freud UnseenLife Drawing: Lucian Freud UnseenMarc Woodhead leads this drawing session.2016-09-30T18:30:00+01002016-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Life Drawing: Lucian Freud Unseen
Young People: Special Sunday Session: In ColourYoung People: Special Sunday Session: In ColourExperiment in colour photography techniques.2016-10-02T13:00:00+01002016-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Young People: Special Sunday Session: In Colour
Luc Tuymans: GlassesLuc Tuymans: GlassesLuc Tuymans: Glasses"Glasses bring a kind of distortion to the face," says Antwerp-based artist, Luc Tuymans, whose paintings of spectacle wearing sitters go on display at National Portrait Gallery from autumn 2016. Tuymans, who first came to our attention with his 2004 retrospective at Tate Modern has a larger exhibition of his works at the Museum aan de Stroom in An2016-10-04T00:00:00+01002017-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES4th October 2016 to 2nd April 2017
"Glasses bring a kind of distortion to the face," says Antwerp-based artist, Luc Tuymans, whose paintings of spectacle wearing sitters go on display at Nationa...†More about this event
Resident DJ: Eddie OtchereResident DJ: Eddie OtchereEnjoy a selection of music in the gallery that has been chosen to reflect the atmosphere, weather and mood within the space.2016-10-06T18:00:00+01002016-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere
In Conversation: Diana Widmaier-PicassoIn Conversation: Diana Widmaier-PicassoThe art historian gives her unique perspective on her grandfather's portraiture.2016-10-06T19:00:00+01002016-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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In Conversation: Diana Widmaier-Picasso
Picasso PortraitsPicasso PortraitsPicasso PortraitsPicasso's portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist's portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory. On display will be portraits2016-10-06T10:00:00+01002017-02-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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PRICING£17.50, concs £15.50
DATES6th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
Picasso's portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist's portrayal of fa...†More about this event
Drop-in DrawingDrop-in DrawingInformal drawing session with artist Grace Adam.2016-10-07T18:30:00+01002016-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Drop-in Drawing
Picasso Portraits: Ani BatikianPicasso Portraits: Ani BatikianThe Armenian violinist performs solo works by Back, Ysaye and Paganini and three musical sketches of Picasso by Roland Roberts.2016-10-07T18:30:00+01002016-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Picasso Portraits: Ani Batikian
From Blue To Rose: Exploring The Influence Of Colour In Picasso's Early PortraitsFrom Blue To Rose: Exploring The Influence Of Colour In Picasso's Early PortraitsJoin artist Robin-Lee Hall and examine Picasso's use of colour to convey his mood.2016-10-08T11:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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From Blue To Rose: Exploring The Influence Of Colour In Picasso's Early Portraits
Drop-in DrawingDrop-in DrawingInformal drawing session with artist Andy Pankhurst.2016-10-14T18:30:00+01002016-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Drop-in Drawing
Portrait Choir: Surround SoundPortrait Choir: Surround SoundA specially created sound instillation of choral music and pop up performance's by members of the choir.2016-10-14T18:30:00+01002016-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Choir: Surround Sound
Portrait Choir: In Conversation: A Choral Audio GuidePortrait Choir: In Conversation: A Choral Audio GuideClemency Burton-Hill, Gregory Batsleer and a gallery curator discuss the choral audio guide.2016-10-14T19:30:00+01002016-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Choir: In Conversation: A Choral Audio Guide
Pick Up A Pencil: The Big DrawPick Up A Pencil: The Big DrawScientific drawing.2016-10-15T14:00:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Pick Up A Pencil: The Big Draw
The Big Draw Family FestivalThe Big Draw Family FestivalExplore different styles of drawing and experiment with various mediums.2016-10-16T11:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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The Big Draw Family Festival
Resident DJ: Eddie OtchereResident DJ: Eddie OtchereEnjoy a selection of music in the gallery that has been chosen to reflect the atmosphere, weather and mood within the space.2016-10-20T18:00:00+01002016-10-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere
Drop-in DrawingDrop-in DrawingInformal drawing session with artist Grace Adam.2016-10-21T18:30:00+01002016-10-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Drop-in Drawing
Black ChroniclesBlack ChroniclesWork with visual artist and photographer Othello De'Souza-Hartley to recreate a Victorian studio setting.2016-10-22T11:00:00+01002016-10-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Black Chronicles
Black ChroniclesBlack ChroniclesCreate portraits using photography techniques and bring it alive using spoken word.2016-10-25T11:00:00+01002016-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Black Chronicles
Guest DJ: Mr MadamGuest DJ: Mr MadamDJ Mr Madam will be spinning a selection of music in the gallery as part of the Late Shift programme. Featuring music from Thomas Tallis, Gracie Fields, Grace Jones, John Barry, Duke Ellington, Lord Creator and more.2016-10-27T18:00:00+01002016-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event
Guest DJ: Mr Madam
In Conversation: Antony GormleyIn Conversation: Antony GormleyThe sculptor discusses his current display Object.2016-10-27T19:00:00+01002016-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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In Conversation: Antony Gormley
BSL Tour Antony Gormley: ObjectBSL Tour Antony Gormley: ObjectAn informal exhibition tour with British Sign Language interpretation.2016-10-27T19:30:00+01002016-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event
BSL Tour Antony Gormley: Object
Drop-in DrawingDrop-in DrawingInformal drawing session with artist Gayna Pelham.2016-10-28T18:30:00+01002016-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event
Drop-in Drawing
Life Drawing: Picasso's PeopleLife Drawing: Picasso's PeopleExplore Picasso's many different approaches to the figure.2016-10-28T18:30:00+01002016-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Life Drawing: Picasso's People
Picasso Portraits: TessitoriPicasso Portraits: TessitoriThe viola and guitar duo present an Iberian programme of Albeniz and Loureiro in response to works in the gallery.2016-10-28T18:30:00+01002016-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event
Picasso Portraits: Tessitori
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeThe Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, held at the National Portrait Gallery each year, attracts around 7,000 images from which approximately sixty portraits are chosen for display. Open to professionals and amateurs alike, the 12,000 pound prize consistently attracts a high level of expertise yet the 'open to all' caveat means there's alw2016-11-17T00:00:00+00002017-02-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
PRICING£3 (Adults), £2 (Concs), Free for members
DATES17th November 2016 to 26th February 2017
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, held at the National Portrait Gallery each year, attracts around 7,000 images from which approximately sixty po...†More about this event
 
 

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