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Can you believe that it would have been Michael Jackson's 60th birthday this year?
To mark this milestone the National Portrait Gallery is putting together an exhibition to explore how the legendary King of Pop managed to influence several generations of artists.
His significance is obvious when it comes to music, dance and fashion, but he also wielded considerable influence on contemporary art. Ever since Andy Warhol first used his image in the early eighties Jackson become one of the world's most depicted figures, and On The Wall will collect together some of the most notable works by forty different artists, including a few brand-new works made especially for this exhibition.
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Craig’s review of National Portrait Gallery – “The National Portrait Gallery is probably my favourite gallery in London because it appeals to history lovers as well as art lovers. It's all about the sitters, not the painters. Admire the people, not the paintings. But that's not to say that the paintings aren't good, because they are -- they still have pieces by Hockney and Holbein, etc. -- but if they need a pictu… continued”
Thomas Gainsborough’s Family Album – 22 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019 – 'Gainsborough's Family Album' collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough.
Elizabethan Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver – 21 Feb to 19 May 2019 – The Elizabethan Treasures exhibition brings together many of the best miniature paintings from the 16th and 17th-century
Martin Parr — Only Human – 7 Mar to 27 May 2019 – An exhibition by one of Britain's best-known photographers - Martin Parr - revealing what Britons are like following the EU referendum
Cindy Sherman — National Portrait Gallery – 27 Jun to 15 Sep 2019 – A forty-year retrospective of Cindy Sherman's entire career, including her ground-breaking series Untitled Film Stills
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
William De Morgan’s Sublime Symmetry – 11 May to 28 Oct 2018 – Sublime Symmetry is an exploration of William De Morgan's clever use of mathematics in his ceramic designs
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
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If you enjoy National Portrait Gallery then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (you can walk it 10 mins), National Gallery (you can walk there in less than 1 min), Royal Academy of Arts (walk it in 12 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Royal Academy of Arts), Tate Britain (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Tate Britain) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Wallace Collection)
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