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Cornelius Johnson: Charles I's Forgotten PainterCornelius Johnson: Charles I's Forgotten PainterPaintings by the forgotten man of seventeenth-century art.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-09-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Cornelius Johnson: Charles I's Forgotten Painter
BP Portrait Award 2015BP Portrait Award 2015BP Portrait Award 2015Three artists have been shortlisted for first prize at the 2015 BP Portrait Award: Matan Ben-Cnaan for Annabelle and Guy; Michael Gaskell for Eliza; and Borja Buces Renard for My Mother and My Brother on a Sunday Evening. Returning to the National Portrait Gallery for its 36th year the highly successful annual open competition, which attracted 2015-08-29T00:00:00+01002015-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES18th June to 20th September 2015
Three artists have been shortlisted for first prize at the 2015 BP Portrait Award: Matan Ben-Cnaan for Annabelle and Guy; Michael Gaskell for Eliza; and Borj...†More about this event
Friendship Portraits: Chantal Joffe And Ishbel MyerscoughFriendship Portraits: Chantal Joffe And Ishbel MyerscoughPaintings and drawings exploring the artists' lives and shared history, from their student days to the present.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Friendship Portraits: Chantal Joffe And Ishbel Myerscough
Creative Connections Year 3: CamdenCreative Connections Year 3: CamdenPortraits of people who have local connections, created by the children of the London borough of Camden with the photographer, Kate Peters.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-10-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Creative Connections Year 3: Camden
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Marking 65 years since Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End nightclub Ciro's - the space now occupied by the National Portrait Gallery's public Archive - NPG presents a major photography exhibition on the film star. Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon will follow Hepburn's rise to fame, from her early years in Holland to becoming a stage 2015-08-29T00:00:00+01002015-10-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES2nd July to 18th October 2015
Marking 65 years since Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End nightclub Ciro's - the space now occupied by the National Portrait Gallery's public Archiv...†More about this event
Women And The First World WarWomen And The First World WarPhotographs and vintage postcards which illustrate the range of roles taken up by females in WW1 and were produced to encourage more women to contribute to the war effort.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-10-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Women And The First World War
John Swannell: Roy Strong At 80John Swannell: Roy Strong At 80Photographic portraits that transport the Gallery's former director through time, inventing and reinventing him as an array of historical characters.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-10-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
John Swannell: Roy Strong At 80
On Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African DescentOn Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African DescentAcclaimed, contemporary photographer, Ketaki Sheth presents a series of the Sidi community, an African minority living in India.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
On Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African Descent
Keir Hardie: Radical, Socialist, FeministKeir Hardie: Radical, Socialist, FeministA selection of portraits of the first leader of the Labour Party in Parliament.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-12-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Keir Hardie: Radical, Socialist, Feminist
Jack Smith: Abstract PortraitsJack Smith: Abstract PortraitsAbstract paintings by the 20th-century artist, providing an insight into his exploration of portraiture using non-descriptive elements.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits
The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect HardingThe Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect HardingHigh quality miniatures by the painter and copyist, featuring some of the original portraits, now in the National Portrait Gallery displayed alongside Harding's copies.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002016-01-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding
Curators Choice: Photographs From The Terence Pepper GiftCurators Choice: Photographs From The Terence Pepper GiftTwo rooms of photographs, featuring images from the Victorian and Edwardian periods and pictures from the 60s and other times of cultural significance.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002016-01-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Curators Choice: Photographs From The Terence Pepper Gift
Aubrey Beardsley: Artist And AestheteAubrey Beardsley: Artist And AestheteBlack and white drawings and illustrations by the cult figure of the decadent aesthetic movement.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002016-03-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Aubrey Beardsley: Artist And Aesthete
William Gifford Palgrave: Master Of DisguiseWilliam Gifford Palgrave: Master Of DisguiseA collection of photographs of the leading British explorer and scholar of the Middle East.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002016-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
William Gifford Palgrave: Master Of Disguise
Portrait Of The Day: TalkPortrait Of The Day: TalkA talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection.2015-08-29T12:30:00+01002015-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Portrait Of The Day: Talk
Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800Portraits showing men who were invested as Knights Of The Order Of The Garter. Established by King Edward III in 1348, the Order Of The Garter has always been the highest honour available to courtiers and public figures, but favour is frequently precarious.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver CromwellHidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver CromwellRecent investigation of the portrait of Sir Arthur Hesilrige, using the latest infra-red technology, has revealed what appears to be a hidden portrait of the Parliamentarian commander Oliver Cromwell underneath. This display puts the Gallery's portrait of Cromwell alongside that of Hesilrige and, for the first time, shows the infra-red image of the2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-10-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
Pictured & SeenPictured & SeenAn exhibition exploring the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture. Co-curated by Bristol University MA students as part of their degree work.2015-08-29T10:00:00+01002015-11-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Pictured & Seen
The Drawing RoomThe Drawing RoomA chance for disabled visitors to drop in and draw.2015-08-31T13:00:00+01002015-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingWith artist Grace Adam.2015-09-04T18:30:00+01002015-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Drawing
Simon Schama's The Face Of BritainSimon Schama's The Face Of BritainSimon Schama's The Face Of BritainFive displays exploring the development, character and meanings of British portraiture, created with historian Simon Schama and the BBC, coincide with the broadcast of a five-part TV series on BBC Two and the publication of an accompanying book. Arranged by theme: power, love, fame, people and self, the free Face of Britain display positions Sir Wi2015-09-16T10:00:00+01002016-01-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES16th September 2015 to 4th January 2016
Five displays exploring the development, character and meanings of British portraiture, created with historian Simon Schama and the BBC, coincide with the broa...†More about this event
George Scharf And His Circles: The National Portrait Gallery And The Victorian Art WorldGeorge Scharf And His Circles: The National Portrait Gallery And The Victorian Art WorldPortraits, personal diaries, sketchbooks and correspondence, illustrating the man and the interconnected networks of contacts within which he operated.2015-09-21T10:00:00+01002016-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
George Scharf And His Circles: The National Portrait Gallery And The Victorian Art World
Audrey Hepburn: International Cover StarAudrey Hepburn: International Cover StarLucy Bolton and Terence Pepper discuss the star's magazine covers.2015-10-01T19:00:00+01002015-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Star
Giacometti: Pure Presence Giacometti: Pure Presence Giacometti: Pure Presence This autumn the National Portrait Gallery presents the first major exhibition to cover the aspect of Alberto Giacometti's work. Giacometti: Pure Presence promises to be an unmissable opportunity to enjoy portraiture by the Swiss artist, who is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive artists of the 20th century. The show will co2015-10-15T00:00:00+01002016-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES15th October 2015 to 10th January 2016
This autumn the National Portrait Gallery presents the first major exhibition to cover the aspect of Alberto Giacometti's work. Giacometti: Pure Presence promi...†More about this event
Alberto Giacometti: Giacometti: Pure PresenceAlberto Giacometti: Giacometti: Pure PresencePortraits by the Italian-Swiss artist, includes one of his most celebrated sculptures, Woman of Venice VIII, drawing connections between his two-dimensional portraiture and sculptures.2015-10-15T10:00:00+01002016-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Alberto Giacometti: Giacometti: Pure Presence
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 prize consistently attracts a high level of expertise yet the 'open to all' caveat means there's always a2015-11-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES12th November 2015 to 21st February 2016
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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On Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African Descent
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

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Acclaimed, contemporary photographer, Ketaki Sheth presents a series of the Sidi community, an African minority living in India....More

Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2015 

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Portraits showing men who were invested as Knights Of The Order Of The Garter. Established by King Edward III in ...More

Portrait Of The Day: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2015 

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A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection....More

Curators Choice: Photographs From The Terence Pepper Gift
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2016 

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Two rooms of photographs, featuring images from the Victorian and Edwardian periods and pictures from the 60s and other times ...More

John Swannell: Roy Strong At 80
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Photographic portraits that transport the Gallery's former director through time, inventing and reinventing him as an array of historical characters....More

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding
Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2016 

National Portrait Gallery

High quality miniatures by the painter and copyist, featuring some of the original portraits, now in the National Portrait Gallery ...More

Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Recent investigation of the portrait of Sir Arthur Hesilrige, using the latest infra-red technology, has revealed what appears to be ...More

Creative Connections Year 3: Camden
Exhibitions | Until 10th October 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Portraits of people who have local connections, created by the children of the London borough of Camden with the photographer, ...More

Pictured & Seen
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

An exhibition exploring the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture. Co-curated by Bristol ...More

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2015 

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Marking 65 years since Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End nightclub Ciro's - the space now occupied by the ...More

 
 
 
 
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