ARCHIVE – The National Portrait Gallery near Trafalgar Square in London. Photo: Aaron Chown/PA/dpa
From June 22, previously unknown portraits of Paul McCartney from his early Beatles days and an exhibition by British photographer Yevonde called “Life and Color” will be shown, as the museum announced on Wednesday.
New work by artist David Hockney will be on view later this fall. Interested visitors can already secure tickets for the exhibitions.
In Spring 2020, the gallery near central London’s Trafalgar Square was due to close to the public. Since then, an extensive renovation has been underway, the entrance foyer has been redesigned and a learning center has been built. Those responsible have worked with young people from different parts of London, schools and other members of the public.
The museum’s collection has also been completely rearranged and processed. The National Lottery Heritage Fund and several foundations helped fund the redesign.