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Past Exhibitions


Renoir in Britain
8 February 2014 - 20 April 2014

This exhibition, for the first time, brought together some of the most distinctive works of art by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1814-1919) held in major public collections in Britain. The exhibition told the story of how the works came to this country and how they found their way into public musuems and galleries. It included nudes, landscapes, figures and still life and contained pieces spanning nearly 50 years of Renoir's work.

Banner Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Lakeside Landscape © The National Gallery, London. Bequeathed by Helena and Kenneth Levy, 1990


Elizabeth Frink: A Retrospective

19 February 2013 - 21 April 2013

Dame Elizabeth Frink was a leading sculptor in post-war Britain, who trained at Guildford School of Art. Renowned worldwide for her figurative work, Frink conveyed emotion, vulnerability and agression through powerful artworks, which continue to generate debate. This exhibition showcased over 25 years of her life's work and included works from The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art, Tate, The Elizabeth Frink Estate and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Image: Elisabeth Frink, Easter Head I, 1989 © The Elisabeth Frink Estate


Treasured Welsh Landscapes: From Turner to Long
23 October 2012 - 27 January 2013

This exhibition explored the beauty of the mountains, lakes and rivers that make up the Welsh landscape. It featured works from the 18th century through to the present day by Richard Wilson, J M W Turner, William Dyce, Alfred Sisley, John Piper, Stanley Spencer and Richard Long. These works were loaned by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and the exhibition portrayed the rich tradition of depticting the landscape and the change in interpretation over the centuries.

Image: Alfred Sisley, Storr Rock, Lady’s Cove, le soir, 1897 © National Museum of Wales


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