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International Women's Day at the National Portrait Gallery

On International Women's Day, we are hosting a breakfast view of Lorna Simpson's "Unanswerable" at Hauser & Wirth from 8.30am through to 10.00am. For those of you attending, why not follow with this exciting event at the National Portrait Gallery at 10.30am...

Catherine McCormack will discuss works in the National Portrait Gallery that relate to moments and members of the Suffragette movement. The discussion will then go next door to the National Gallery, and think about the historical depiction of women’s bodies in art by looking at some key images. One of these is Diego Velazquez’s "Rokeby Venus" (1647), a jewel in the collection that was attacked by suffragette Mary Richardson with a butcher’s cleaver in 1914 as an act of protest.

Places are strictly limited and tickets are priced at £25. Please get in touch with cath.mccormack@gmail.com if you would like to book.

More details can be found on Catherine's website.

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