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Party with Cezanne at the National Portrait Gallery

19 June 2017, by Vanessa Steel, Senior Events Manager, National Portrait Gallery

At the National Portrait Gallery, we find that every client is looking for a way to make their event stand out, whilst offering added value and entertainment to their guests.  A great way to achieve this is by hosting a reception in a gallery space and incorporating a private view of a special exhibition.

As we look ahead to the autumn, we are very excited to welcome Cézanne Portraits. This major exhibition will bring together for the first time over 50 of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, including works which have never been on public display in the UK. Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted almost 200 portraits, including 26 of himself and 29 of his wife, Hortense Fiquet. Cézanne Portraits will explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraiture including his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject.

Whether a client is looking for a small, intimate dinner or a lively party for 1000 guests across the whole Gallery, at the National Portrait Gallery we can offer an immersive experience for their guests. Combining your event with a private view of Cézanne Portraits would offer guests a unique look into the world of one of the most influential artists of the nineteenth century.

To add an extra dimension to an event, we encourage and work with clients to take inspiration from an exhibition and use key themes in the show to influence all aspects of their event. A client could add further depth to their guest’s experience by offering a French themed, Provencal menu along with a selection of fine French wines to really accentuate the theme of the art work. They could also carry this through into their production, entertainment and floristry to create a rich mixture of elements. The Jackson Gilmour team have created special dinner, drinks and party menus to support this exhibition which you can read about in Anne's blog. 

To find out more about hosting an exhibition private view email venuehire@npg.org.uk , or follow @npglondonevents on Instagram and twitter to get some great ideas.