Russell Tovey launches ‘Art of London’s Summer Season 2023: The Art of Entertainment’, some of the National Portrait Gallery…
27 July 2023
An unprecedented exhibition, revealing – for the first time – extraordinary photographs taken by Paul McCartney.
Open daily: 10.30 – 18.00 Friday and Saturday: 10.30 – 21.00
Forty-five portraits that “represent every woman” cover the three doors that now form the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery.
20 June 2023
Sir Paul’s private and personal photos will be displayed for the first time when the National Portrait Gallery reopens to visitors
30 March 2023
Bored Ape Hypesters Sued For Millions – Tate Britain’s ‘Racist’ Mural Back On Show Next Autumn – National Portrait Gallery To Reopen 22 June
Bored Ape Hypesters Sued For Millions – Tate Britain’s ‘Racist’ Mural Back On Show – National Portrait Gallery To Reopen 22 June
15 December 2022
Selected from 1,981 entries by artists from 69 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2020 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting.
As the National Portrait Gallery prepares for its long sleep – three years with its doors firmly shut – it is not surprising to find it playing host to a major show of work by David Hockney.
25 February 2020
Closed until further notice
This major new exhibition explores the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.
daily 10.00 – 18.00/ Friday until 21.00
Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s to the present day.
Open daily 10:00-18:00 Friday Lates until 21:00
The Cindy Sherman retrospective just opened at the National Portrait Gallery is a major blockbuster, illustrating all aspects of a very prolific career.
27 June 2019
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is the first high profile institution to turn down a £1m grant from the Sackler Trust, over the controversy connected to the growing global OxyContin, drug crisis.
19 March 2019
This major new exhibition brings together works by one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers, Martin Parr.
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00/ Fridays until 21.00
After various adventures away from its traditional subject-matter – the recent Michael Jackson show being a case in point, the National Portrait Gallery returns to familiar territory with a show devoted to Thomas Gainsborough, by general consensus one of the most brilliant portrait painters to have worked in Britain. Native-born into the bargain, unlike his predecessors Holbein and Van Dyck.
27 December 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington is to celebrate the life and work of the iconic singer and musician Aretha Franklin.
18 August 2018
The National Portrait Gallery, London has announced Coming Home, a simple but powerful idea that will see the NPG lend 50 of their most beloved portraits to places across the country closely associated with that of the sitters.
25 July 2018
When I first heard that the National Portrait Gallery here in London was planning to do an exhibition about Michael Jackson, the very famous but ultimately doomed African American pop star,
28 June 2018
The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting.
daily 10-6 Fridays until 9pm
This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media.
Open Daily 10-6 Fridays Until 9pm
There are some thought-provoking and informative photography exhibitions on show in London at the moment. Ranging from the Barbican’s Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins which explores subjects on the edge of society to the four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 at the Photographers’ gallery. Also just opened is the Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography which shows together Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822-65). Here is a selection of what’s on offer.
28 February 2018
This major new exhibition will focus on Tacita Dean’s portraiture primarily through the medium of 16mm film. The exhibition will be the first in the Gallery’s history to be devoted to the medium of film, and also reveals Tacita Dean’s own longstanding and personal interest in portraiture as a genre
This major new exhibition brings together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Oscar Rejlander (1813–75) and Clementina Hawarden (1822-65).
The Tenth Anniversary Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 has been won by César Dezfuli for his portrait of a migrant rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, the National Portrait Gallery has announced. The £15,000 award was presented to the Spanish photographer at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 14 November 2017.
15 November 2017
The Cezanne portrait show at the National Portrait Gallery follows hot on the heels of the show of portraits by Soutine currently on view at the Courtauld.
26 October 2017
Julian Opie makes his debut at the National Portrait Gallery with a selection of new works. It will accompany the Gallery’s self-portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
9 October 2017
This display shows Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Self-portrait of c.1640 in the context of new work by Julian Opie, one of Britain’s foremost contemporary artists. Works influenced by Van Dyck and artists of the period are displayed in dialogue with Van Dyck’s self-portrait in the midst of the seventeenth-century galleries.
Open daily 10:00-18:00 Thursday-Friday until 21:00
The latest stage in the National Portrait Gallery’s endeavour to reach out beyond its original remit – paintings and sculptures, often of not much artistic merit in themselves, of worthy Brits – is a rather fascinating show of Old Master portrait drawings, lent from other British national collections.
21 August 2017