The National Portrait Gallery?s exhibition ?The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers? presents nearly 100 portrayals of laborers by some of the nation?s most influential artists. The multifaceted exhibition includes paintings,...Show More Summary
The National Portrait Gallery kicks off its 50th anniversary with the exhibition "The Sweat of Their Face"
A beautiful and intimate family portrait by one of the greatest of all seventeenth-century artists is on display at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh this winter. Portrait of the Artist?s Daughter, Clara Serena by Sir PeterShow More Summary
The museum is showcasing its 27 new artworks through next autumn
A photo of an android nabs a top prize in an international portrait competition, with judges celebrating it as "a provocative comment on human evolution."
César Dezfuli has won the Tenth Anniversary Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 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. Show More Summary
Dion Devow may have missed the moment he was named 2018 ACT Australian of the Year at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday night but he’s not about to miss the opportunity it affords him to carry his inspirational message into the community. “It didn’t register, it’s like I didn’t hear it because my first […]
The National Portrait Gallery, London will open brand new gallery spaces devoted to its early 20th Century Collection on 4 November 2017 it was announced today, 3 November 2017. The creation of these new spaces within the Gallery?s free...Show More Summary
An unfinished portrait of a woman believed to be Mary, Queen of Scots has been found hidden beneath another 16th-century portrait during a significant research project recently conducted at the National Galleries of Scotland and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Show More Summary
I recommend you see the new Cezanne Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery if you can. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. It's very much a historic one-off... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
As one exhibition closes in this town, another opens. The Portrait Gallery’s Dempsey’s People: a folio of British Street Portraits 1824–1844 is closing while the National Gallery’s summer exhibition, Hyper Real opens. Hyperrealism is...Show More Summary
The Smithsonian?s National Portrait Gallery announced today that it has commissioned the museum?s official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Artist Kehinde Wiley?best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African Americans?will create the portrait of President Obama. Show More Summary
Barack and Michelle Obama have selected Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to immortalize them in the National Portrait Gallery.
The director of the National Portrait Gallery: "The corporeal verve of dancers is a perfect remedy for the typically static environment of museums. 'All these artificial boundaries between art and poetry and performance need to come down,' Sajet says. 'Our goal is to bring a sense of emotion about who we are as humans into […]
This is very cool, at least for us snooty high-culture types. From TPM: The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on Friday announced the two artists commissioned to paint the gallery’s official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. The former President, the Smithsonian said, selected Kehinde Wiley to paint his portrait. […]
Next year the portraits of the Obamas will enter the collection of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and judging by the choice of artists they're sure to be impressive. The post Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Chosen to Paint Official Obama Portraits for the Smithsonian appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Amy Sherald will paint Michelle Obama’s accompanying portrait.
The best-case scenario for history and museum nerds has come to pass! The buyer of the 1843 daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams sold at auction last week for $360,500 is the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. This could not be a more perfect fit. Collecting images of US presidents has been a key part of […]