3 May 2016

Turning to See:
From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud

Acquired for the nation in 2014, Sir Anthony van Dyck’s last self-portrait takes centre stage in this striking exhibition exploring the concepts of physical and metaphorical turning in portraiture.

Showcasing major loans from the National Portrait Gallery alongside highlights from Birmingham’s collection, this is the first ever exhibition curated by West Midlands born and internationally renowned artist, John Stezaker.

The Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud exhibition is on at Birmingham Museum and Art gallery from 28 May - 4 Sep 2016.

Bring your class along to the exhibition for FREE and combine it with a Portraits & People taught session (£3 per pupil). 

Contact the Education Bookings Team on 0121 348 8001or email to find out more.

Organised in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, with support from the Art Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Image: Self-portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck, c.1640 © National Portrait Gallery, London. Acquired with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and others.