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Showcasing diverse portraits of influential women who have made an outstanding contribution to art and culture, this exhibition is in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.

Each room in the exhibition is themed to portray a different aspect of creative women.

Portraits of Dame Judi Dench, Dame Barbara Hepworth and Tracey Emin (dressed as Frida Kahlo) celebrate women in art and acting, and Iris Murdoch and JK Rowling feature in the room devoted to writing.

Creative 18th-century women include Georgiana Cavendish. Also on display is a dress worn by Keira Knightley in the film where she portrayed her.

In the music room, visitors can pick their selection on the jukebox and see portraits of Amy Winehouse and Dame Darcey Bussell.

Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD

01904 472 027


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