Contemporary Art Society

Contemporary Art Society
59 Central Street
Greater London




+44 (0)20 7017 8412

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The Contemporary Art Society is a national charity that encourages an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art in the UK.

With the help of our members and supporters we raise funds to purchase works by new artists which we give to museums and public galleries where they are enjoyed by a national audience; we broker significant and rare works of art by important artists of the twentieth century for public collections through our networks of patrons and private collectors; we establish relationships to commission artworks and promote contemporary art in public spaces; and we devise programmes of displays, artist talks and educational events.

Since 1910 we have donated over 8,000 works to museums and public galleries - from Bacon, Freud, Hepworth and Moore in their day through to the influential artists of our own times - championing new talent, supporting curators, and encouraging philanthropy and collecting in the UK.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Gallery

Opening hours

Exhibitions open Tues-Fri, 11am-5pm

Admission charges

Exhibitions and artists' talks are free. Booking for the artist's talks is highly recommended as places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Getting there

Tube: Old Street, Angel, Barbican
Bus: 394, 243, 214, 205, 56, 55, 26, 4
Overground: Farringdon