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Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 Years On

Tuesday, 30 July | 11.00 am - Saturday, 9 November | 4.30 pm

| Free

In 1959, the Swindon Collection of Modern British art began a tour of 16 towns and cities of the United Kingdom. From Falmouth to Sunderland, Southend-on-Sea to Bolton, thousands of museum visitors were introduced to paintings by Paul Nash, LS Lowry, Gwen John and Graham Sutherland. This new exhibition celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of this tour, which introduced the people of Britain to Swindon’s remarkable art and established the reputation of the ‘Swindon Collection’.

This exhibition brings together the 44 works of art sent ‘on tour’ in 1959 and presents them alongside some of the most important acquisitions we have made in the decades since. The exhibition explores the history of the collection and the ambitions and challenges of touring so many pictures to so many places.

Image:

John Nash

The Dredgers, Bristol Harbour, c.1924

Oil on canvas

Gift of the Contemporary Art Society, 1954

Details

Start:
Tuesday, 30 July | 11.00 am
End:
Saturday, 9 November | 4.30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Phone:
01793 466556
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Website:
www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

Venue

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BA
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Phone:
01793 466556

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday
11am to 4.30pm

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