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‘Only rarely do artistic retrospectives feel as useful and perfectly judged as this.’

- The Sunday Times

 

This major new retrospective explores the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day, and features around 150 works from international public and private collections as well as new work never before displayed in a public gallery.

Focusing on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance and her deployment of material derived from a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising and fashion, the show explores the tension between façade and identity.


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27 June – 15 September 2019

Open daily 10.00 – 18.00/ Friday until 21.00

Wolfson and Lerner Galleries

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Tickets

£18-20 / £17-19 (concessions)
Off peak prices Monday-Thursday
£5 tickets for under 25s on Fridays and concessions on Monday-Wednesday mornings (10.00-11.00)

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Daily 10.00 – 17.00, Fridays until 20.00

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Off peak prices Monday-Thursday
£5 tickets for under 25s on Fridays and concessions on Monday-Wednesday mornings (10.00-11.00)

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Gallery Members, Supporters and children under 12 years in family groups.
National Art Pass holders 50% discount

Family Tickets
Book an Adult or Senior ticket and receive 50% off tickets for up to four children (12 – 18).

Schools
Tickets are £5 per student/pupil for groups 10+ visiting from 10.00-14.00, booking and paying at least a month in advance. Find out more.

Groups
Special tours are available for groups, including a lecture and opportunity to explore the exhibition. For more information visit group tours.

Large print guides
Large print guides are available at the entrance of the exhibition or by speaking to a member of staff. The large print guide is also available to download as a pdf here

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Bags
Due to the nature of the works on display, bags over 38 by 30cm, rucksacks and umbrellas are not permitted in this exhibition. Please make use of the Gallery cloakroom on Floor -2. For more information click here.


A Beginner’s guide

Untitled #74 by Cindy Sherman, 1980. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures New York

Untitled #74 by Cindy Sherman, 1980. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures New York

One of the most influential artists of our time, a master of disguise… who is Cindy Sherman? Take a look at our beginner’s guide

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Events

A range of ticketed events including a film screening, talk, and lecture complement the exhibition.

Events (5)

5 events matching the search term Cindy Sherman

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - Young People’s Private View

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - Young People’s Private View

  • Workshop||Young People

20 August 2019, 18:30-20:30
Fully booked

The Gallery is yours for the evening. Enjoy the BP Portrait Award 2019 after-hours with live music, art workshops, competitions, refreshments and a chance to meet artists and other young creatives. RSVP required.


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Screening: Office Killer

Screening: Office Killer

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To complement the Gallery’s current major exhibition, Cindy Sherman, see the artist’s only feature-length film, Office Killer (1997).


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Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2019 and Cindy Sherman

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2019 and Cindy Sherman

28 August 2019, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Lerner and Wolfson Galleries

Join us for an evening of painting and photography. The Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting with works on display from amateur artists to professionals. Cindy Sherman will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day and focuses on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance.

Please RSVP for this event from 4 June 2019

 


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In Conversation: Imitations of Life with Adjoa Andoh, Esther Freud, Bonnie Greer & Sophie Mackintosh

In Conversation: Imitations of Life with Adjoa Andoh, Esther Freud, Bonnie Greer & Sophie Mackintosh

A part of Friday Lates
13 September 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

What meanings do we attach to appearance? How does the act of masking present itself across creative forms? And how are women’s lives formed and re-formed through embodied performances?

 


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Elizabeth Peyton

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Elizabeth Peyton

  • For Members

2 October 2019, 14:00-16:00
Lerner Galleries

Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton, explores the development of Peyton’s unique portraiture from the 1990s to the present day, presenting works in a range of media, including new portraits exhibited for the first time.

Please RSVP for this event from 4 June 2019

 


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Exhibition Catalogue

Exhibition Catalogue

Featuring key examples of her work – from her earliest photographs through to her most recent – it explores the mercurial relationship between appearance and reality.

Price: £35

 

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Cindy Sherman shop products

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Find an exclusive range of Cindy Sherman inspired products and gifts in store and online

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Portrait Restaurant

Our Restaurant is a truly unique dining experience, with celebrated views that stretch from Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square down Whitehall, to the Houses of Parliament and beyond.

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Enjoy free and unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions with no need to book, along with other benefits. Membership starts from just £55. Find out more and join online today here.

Patrons enjoy all of the benefits of Membership plus more. Find out more and join online today here.

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Competition

Win a week long holiday to the USA

To celebrate Cindy Sherman, we have partnered with Audley Travel, experts in tailor-made travel, to give away a 7-day East Coast USA experience for two.

The prize includes return flights to the USA, accommodation for three nights in Boston and accommodation for three nights in New York, the backdrop to most of Cindy Sherman’s works. The prize will also include a personalised guided tour of the Whitney Museum of American Art and an after-hours tour of MoMA in New York. Submit your details to be in with a chance of winning. Terms and conditions apply.


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The National Portrait Gallery has partnered with Audley Travel, experts in tailor-made travel, to give away a 7-day East Coast USA experience for two.

The prize includes return flights to USA, 3 nights’ accommodation in Boston, 3 nights’ accommodation in New York, the backdrop to most of Cindy Sherman’s works. The prize will also include a personalised guided tour of the Whitney Museum of American Art and an after-hours tour of MoMA in New York. Submit your details to be in with a chance of winning. Terms and conditions apply.


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  1. The promoters of this competition are the Marketing Department of the National Portrait Gallery, London, St Martin's Place, London WC2H OHE and Audley Travel, New Mill, New Mill Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 9SX.

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    7 day East Coast USA experience for 2 people courtesy of Audley Travel

    • Return economy scheduled flights from London.

    • 3 night stay in Boston accommodation – selected by Audley Travel for 2 people sharing 1 room.

    • 2 excursions in Boston: Sunset Harbour Cruise and Guided Bike/Walking Tour.

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    • 3 night stay in New York accommodation – selected by Audley Travel for2 people sharing 1 room.

    • 3 excursions in New York: Guided Tour of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guided Walking Tour of Flat Iron district and an After-hours tour of MoMA.

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    Travel must be complete by 31st December 2020. Not valid for travel between 21/10 – 1/11/19; 01/12 – 03/01/20, 17/02 – 28/02/2020; 06/04 – 17/04/2020; 25/05 – 29/05/2020; 15/07/2020 – 01/09/2020; 19/10 – 30/10/2020; 01/12 – 01/01/2021.

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    Entry is free and open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over who submit a valid entry to the competition. Only one entry per person.

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    The winning entrant will be chosen at random by the National Portrait Gallery from all completed and valid entries received by the closing date. The decision is final and non-negotiable.

  8. The competition closes on 15 September 2019.

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  13. The prize is non-transferable or refundable. If the winners are unable to travel in accordance with the restrictions above, the winner shall be deemed to have forfeited the prize and an alternative winner may be chosen. If for any reason a winner drops out of the prize due to health or personal reasons, the Promoter has the right to select another winner at their discretion.

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