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A New Poem is Commissioned to Honor the Soldiers Who Fight America’s Wars

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa writes “After the Burn Pits” for the National Portrait Gallery

Six Artists Record the Vestiges of War in the Faces of Combatants

A look at a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, "The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now"

BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2017 - Selected Artists

This year 2,580 artists entered portraits for the BP Portrait Award - but only 53  from 87 countries were selected for the 2017 Exhibition of the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

National Portrait Gallery announces shortlist for BP Portrait Award 2017

last weekArts : Artdaily

Three artists have been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, which will be presented on 20 June 2017, it was announced today, Wednesday 19 April 2017. The shortlisted portraits, all featuring...Show More Summary

National Portrait Gallery's New Exhibit Is An Arresting Portrayal Of Modern Soldiers

Six featured artists capture soldiers at work, rest, and play from Iraq to Afghanistan and back home. [ more › ]

Smithsonian to Mount the First U.S. Exhibit Exploring the Life and Art of Marlene Dietrich

Time to brush up on your classic Hollywood stars: Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will mount the United States’ first-ever exhibition dedicated to Marlene Dietrich, Artnet.com reports. From June 16 through April 15, 2018, the D.C. Show More Summary

National Portrait Gallery acquires Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask'

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired Death Mask by artist Tracey Emin, it was announced today, Thursday 13 April 2017. The portrait has been purchased for £67, 500 with a contribution of £30,000 from the Art Fund, and further support from White Cube and the artist. Show More Summary

Photo of Ella Fitzgerald going on display at DC museum

The National Portrait Gallery is putting up a photograph of American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, often referred to as "The First Lady of Song." The portrait is on view beginning … Click to Continue »

An Exhibit of Self-Portraits Taken During a Photographer’s Years as a Heroin Addict

grahammacindoe.com Last week, a notable photo exhibit opened at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. Titled "Graham MacIndoe: Coming Clean," it features artifacts from the darkest years of the New York-based photographer's life. Show More Summary

Auction lot calls into question date of images in National Portrait Gallery archive

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

This striking photograph of the artist Augustus John and his family is from a celebrated archive of images taken by his friend Charles Slade, who sat for John on a number of occasions. A contemporary print, it was presented by Slade to John decades later in 1953. Show More Summary

Last portrait of Duke of Wellington acquired following £1.3m public appeal

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired Sir Thomas Lawrence?s unfinished final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, following a successful public fund-raising appeal, it was announced today, 6 April 2017. OfferedShow More Summary

An Exhibition Offers a Visual Biography of Sylvia Plath, Including Her Little-Known Art

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is opening a visual biography of the author Sylvia Plath, including her rarely-seen artwork. The post An Exhibition Offers a Visual Biography of Sylvia Plath, Including Her Little-Known Art appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Oscar Wilde and 'Bosie' portraits by Marlene Dumas go on display at the National Portrait Gallery

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Striking portraits of Oscar Wilde (1854?1900) and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (1870?1945), also known as ?Bosie,? painted last year by contemporary artist Marlene Dumas (b.1953) have gone on display in the National Portrait Gallery?s...Show More Summary

Everyone Is Freaking Out Over Kate Middleton's Green Lace Dress

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Green with envy! Kate Middleton rarely gets it wrong when it comes to fashion, but on Tuesday night, at the annual gala fund-raiser at the National Portrait Gallery, the Duchess slayed in a green lace dress. Show More Summary

Kate Middleton Meets Alexa Chung, Views Art at Portrait Gallery

Kate Middleton looks absolutely gorgeous in green while stepping out for the 2017 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday (March 28) in London, England. The 35-year-old Duchess of Cambridge greeted fashionista Alexa Chung, among others, at the event. Alexa is back in the UK after spending time with her boyfriend Alexander Skarsgard [...]

Gorgeous in green: Kate Middleton gets all dolled up for glittering gala

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, sure knows how to make a splash! The stylish royal attended a glittering gala dinner this evening at the National Portrait Gallery in London and wowed in a forest green gown. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Kate Middleton Debuts A Gorgeous Green Lace Dress At The Portrait Gala

Queenin'! She may not be queen yet, but Kate Middleton has all the chops already! The Duchess of Cambridge outshone everyone at the Portrait Gala fundraising dinner held at the National Portrait Gallery in London Tuesday evening. Related: Prince George Is Starting School! Just like during her visit to Paris, she gifted us with another spectacular dress, this time [...]

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