Hollywood actresses will step into a different kind of limelight at The National Portrait Gallery in London next week. Drawing from the gallery’s collection, the exhibition will display 39 works in a range of media and will include portraits of actresses both classic and contemporary – from Dame Maggie Smith and Fiona Shaw to Gemma Arterton and Sienna Miller. The Actress Now exhibition precedes the gallery’s forthcoming major exhibition, The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons.
The Actress Now
October 20 – January 8, 2012
National Portrait Gallery, London