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Future exhibitions

Now on at the National Portrait Gallery

Events highlights

Book your tickets in advance at npg.org.uk on 020 7321 6600 or visit the Gallery Ticket Desk

Cindy Sherman

27 June – 15 September 2019 Wolfson and Lerner Galleries Full price tickets from £18 Concessions from £16.50 Free for Members Catalogue £35, hardback

After 30 years of sponsorship the BP Portrait Award remains the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world. The free exhibition represents the very best in contemporary practice and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar. npg.org.uk/bp #BPPortrait Supported by BP for 30 years 13 June – 20 October 2019 Porter Gallery Admission free Catalogue £9.99, paperback

Dr Ronx (detail) by Sarah Jane Moon, 2019 © Sarah Jane Moon


BP Portrait Award 2019

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

Exploring the development of Peyton’s works from the 1990’s to the present day. The exhibition will be accompanied by a Gallerywide intervention within the permanent Collection, juxtaposing the artist’s works with historic portraits from the Tudor period onwards.

This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art and explores the often overlooked contribution of twelve women to the movement.

#ElizabethPeyton 3 October 2019 – 5 January 2020 Admission free Twilight, 2009 by Elizabeth Peyton. Private Collection Courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin © Elizabeth Peyton

#PreRaphaeliteSisters 17 October 2019 – 26 January 2020 Free for Members Catalogue £35, hardback £24.95, paperback (Gallery exclusive) The Blue Bower (detail) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1856. The Henry Barber Trust, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 The leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world. #PhotoPrize Sponsored by Taylor Wessing

Luminary Drawings: Portraits of Film Directors by Nina Mae Fowler Until 1 October 2019 | Room 32, Floor 1

John Stezaker: Portrait Until 1 September 2019 | Rooms 15 and 16, Floor 2 Supported by the William Brake Charitable Trust

BP Portrait 2019 Travel Award 13 June – 20 October 2019 | Room 33, Floor 1

Portraying George Eliot Until 1 December 2019 | Room 25, Floor 1 Photography: A Living Art Until 3 November 2019 | Room 29, Floor 1 Indian Nobility in Britain Until 15 December 2019 | Room 31 showcase, Floor 1

Weekend Workshops

Take part in free workshops and visit the Family Activity Base (FAB) to pick up our brand new illustrated trails and free materials.

Work with artists and develop your creative skills and confidence, and meet other young creatives at our free events for 14–21 year olds.

Explore and develop your creativity in these intimate artist-led sessions.

Highlight – Holiday Activities Join us for two weeks of free, drop-in family workshops during the summer holidays including an opportunity to design your own doll, become the star of a film poster or work with an artist to learn portrait painting skills.

Highlight – BP Portrait Award: Next Generation Join us for free photo collage, painting and drawing workshops this summer, including one-day workshops with exhibiting BP Portrait Award artists, plus an exclusive Young People’s Private View on Tue 20 August. (Free, RSVP essential.) npg.org.uk/youngpeople

Highlight – From Dark to Light Join artist Nina Mae Fowler, for a two-day workshop and learn the processes and techniques behind her portraits, that are currently on display in Luminary Drawings: Portraits of Film Directors. Sat 15 – Sun 16 June | 11.00 – 17.00 | £150/£125 npg.org.uk/whatson

Keisha Ncube, Cape Town, South Africa, 2017 (detail) by Alice Mann © Alice Mann

‘This sceptred isle’: Shakespeare and the Plantagenets Until 1 December 2019 | Room 3, Floor 2

Celebrating Queen Victoria: 200 Years Until 15 September 2019 | Room 21, Floor 1

Young People

19 – 30 August | 11.00 – 16.00 | Free, drop-in npg.org.uk/families Family Programmes supported by McCain

7 November 2019 – 16 February 2020 Free for Members Catalogue £15, paperback

Free Displays

Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice Opening 26 July 2019 | Room 18, Floor 2


BP Portrait Award: Next Generation 13 June – 20 October 2019 Outside Ondaatje Wing Theatre, Floor -2 Touring exhibitions and displays You can see a selection of the Gallery’s Collection on display at venues across the country as part of our varied National Programme, including the current COMING HOME project that sees the Gallery lend portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with. Find out more at: npg.org.uk/beyondthegallery

Access Visualising Portraits and BSL Tours Free audio descriptive talks (last Thu of the month at 14.00) and free tours led in British Sign Language (second Fri of the month at 19.30). Highlight – The Restoration Fast paced and full of scandal, learn more about Britain under the reign of Charles II. (Audio Descriptive Talk) Thu 27 June | 14.00 | Free Highlight – BSL Tour: Cindy Sherman Join John Wilson for a tour led in BSL of this major new retrospective. Fri 9 August | 19.30 | Free npg.org.uk/access

Access programme supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Lunchtime Lectures

Daytime Events

Immerse yourself in history, art and culture at our popular Lunchtime Lectures, doors open at 12.45.

Enjoy our daily Portrait of the Day talks at 12.30 and occasional tours, conferences and study days responding to the Collection.

Highlight – Byron and Napoleon At a time when Britain was threatened by invasion, Byron persisted in admiring the enemy, Napoleon Bonaparte. Biographer Antony Peattie explores this phenomenon and its consequences on Byron’s life, work and death. Thu 18 July | 13.15 | £4/£3 npg.org.uk/whatson

Highlight – Day time event: Walking with Mrs Dalloway Join Lauren Elkin, author of Flâneuse: Women Walk the City, for a tour of selected portraits of and by Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and others associated with the Bloomsbury Group and the modernist movement. In partnership with the Royal Society of Literature. Wed 19 June | 13.00 | £4/£3 npg.org.uk/whatson

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Elizabeth Peyton

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Exhibitions and Free Displays

Untitled Film Still #21 (detail) by Cindy Sherman, 1978. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

This major retrospective explores the art of Cindy Sherman, one of the world’s leading contemporary artists who is celebrated for enigmatic photographs in which her appearance is transformed as she inhabits a world of invented characters.

Friday Lates Every week until 21.00 Enjoy a drink at the bar, listen to a live DJ set, join our free drop in drawing session, explore ideas about art, culture and society with our talks programme and explore the Gallery after-hours during Friday Lates. Every Friday, until 21.00 Admission free npg.org.uk/FridayLates

Highlight – In Conversation: John Stezaker Join us for an intimate evening with artist John Stezaker, as he speaks to curator Sabina JaskotGill and Professor Margaret Iverson, about his new display John Stezaker: Portrait. Fri 21 June | 19.00 | £10/£8 Highlight – Life Drawing: Rubens and the Barqoue Artist Andy Pankhurst leads a dynamic evening of life drawing taking inspiration from the expressive poses of the 17th Century works in the Collection. Fri 30 August | 19.00 | £10/£8

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