Portcullis House Portraiture Tour with YPA
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London
Friday 20 October 2017
PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, London , SW1A 2JR
Join us for our latest event with Young Professionals in the Arts. This is an opportunity to see inside Portcullis House, the only new building commissioned by Parliament since the Palace of Westminster in the 19th century. Portcullis House was designed by leading British architect Michael Hopkins and officially opened in February 2001.
The House of Commons contemporary portrait collection is displayed in Portcullis House. This art collection records senior Parliamentarians, including Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, David Cameron and Tony Benn, in paintings, works on paper and photographs.The collection reflects a diversity of styles and approaches by UK-based artists over the last 50 years and includes works by Grayson Perry, Gerald Scarfe and Andrew Tift.