Duchess of Cambridge to Attend Portrait Gala 2017

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The Duchess of Cambridge, will attend the 2017 Portrait Gala, held at the National Portrait Gallery in London on Tuesday the 28th March

The Duchess of Cambridge Will Attend the Portrait Gala 2017
Nation Portrait Gallery, London

Tuesday 28th March

The Duchess of Cambridge, will attend the 2017 Portrait Gala, held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her Royal Highness will view the newest exhibitions during the reception, and meet a selection of guests, many of whom will have contributed to this important event, before attending the Gala dinner.

The Duchess, who has been Patron of the Gallery since 2012, will view two exhibitions; Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends, and Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask, where Her Royal Highness will be hosted by Gillian Wearing, who will explain the significance of the works featured.

To mark the Gala, and help raise funds during the evening, a range of artwork has been especially created, including 10 unique masks by the likes of Dame Vivienne Westwood and Philip Treacy, and 100 postcard sized works of art for a Mystery Portrait Postcard Sale. Her Royal Highness will have the opportunity to view both of these special collections during the evening.

This is the second Gala that The Duchess has attended and, as in previous years, the funds raised will directly support the National Portrait Gallery’s work in delivering inspirational exhibitions and displays, offering unique learning opportunities and undertaking world class research.

The 2017 Gala is fundraising for Coming Home, a project that will make it possible for portraits of iconic individuals to return to places that are special to them for a loan period of over three years. Coming Home will enable sitters such as Sir Walter Raleigh to return to Dorset, the Brontë sisters to Yorkshire and David Beckham to Essex.

For more information on the National Portrait Gallery please click here.

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