Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary
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0115 948 9750

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Nottingham Contemporary
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Our building has been designed by the award winning architects Caruso St John. It has four galleries, superb education and study areas, a performance space, a café-bar and shop.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 7pm
Bank Holidays and Saturdays 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays during exhibitions.

Admission charges


Collection details

Archives, Architecture, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
 Glenn Ligon, Malcolm X #1 (small version #2), 2003. Courtesy the Rodney M. Miller Collection.

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions

  • 3 April — 14 June 2015

Glenn Ligon is one of the most significant American artists of his generation. For this exhibition he has brought together the work of 45 major artists – many of them referred to in his art or writing – from the late 1940s to the present day, including work by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Cy Twombly, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and Bruce Nauman. Encounters and Collisions also includes key examples of Ligon’s own work. Like Ligon, their work often deals with the shifting experience of American identity, examining loaded questions around language, power, race, gender and sexuality. Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions is a collaboration between Nottingham Contemporary and Tate Liverpool.

Suitable for

  • Any age




 Paul Storr, George IV silver two-handled soup tureens and covers, date unknown. © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth.

The Grand Tour: Pablo Bronstein at Nottingham Contemporary and Chatsworth

  • 3 July — 20 September 2015

The Grand Tour reinterprets world class collections through contemporary art across four venues in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. It is a partnership between Chatsworth, Derby Museums, The Harley Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary together with Experience Nottinghamshire and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire.

The Grand Tour has been funded as part of the Arts Council England and VisitEngland’s joint Cultural Destinations programme. For more information visit

Suitable for

  • Any age




Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Young People's Programme

Starting in January 2009 Nottingham Contemporary will be running a course for young people aged between 13 and 23 to help them act as arts instigators. They will be trained to design, co-ordinate and deliver a programme of activity for other young people. It will also give them an opportunity to take part in the Arts Council’s arts award scheme.

How to obtain

For more information contact