The New Art Gallery Walsall

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The New Art Gallery Walsall opened in February 2000 in the heart of Walsall town centre. A unique civic building for Walsall, the gallery is also a rare example of a brand-new building for the millennial arts. The £21 million world class gallery was made possible by £15.75 million Arts Lottery funding (the 1000th lottery grant awarded since the lottery began in 1994) and commissioned by Walsall Metropolitan
Borough Council, which wanted nothing but the best for this vibrant West Midlands town.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday -Saturdays 1000-1700 and Sundays 12noon-1600
Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Free admission

On permanent display is The Garman Ryan Collection which was donated to the people of Walsall by Lady Kathleen Garman, widow of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, in 1973. This
unique collection is displayed in a two storey house consisting of a series of initimate, interconnecting rooms, each with a window, making a house for the collection over
the first and second floors of the gallery.

Key artists and exhibits

  • Two remarkable women created The Garman Ryan Collection, Kathleen Garman, lover and later wife of artist
  • Jacob Epstein, and her life-long friend Sally Ryan, a talented sculptor. Together, they formed an art collection that is
  • initimate, adventurous and eclectic, reflecting their wide-ranging tastes. Works by well-known European artists, including Monet, Rembrandt, Constable, Van Gogh and Picasso, are displayed alongside beautiful artefacts from many different cultures across the world. The galleries chart the long, productive and often controversial career of Jacob Epstein, and serve as a memorial to the Epstein's extraordinary circle of family and friends - Augustus John,
  • Modigliani, Gaudier-Brzeska and Epstein's one-time son-in-law Lucian Freud.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Landscape scene

Scenes of Walsall

  • 18 February — 16 July 2017 *on now

Many scenes of Walsall have been collected since the establishment of Walsall’s public art collection in 1892.

In this exhibition, to help celebrate the Permanent Collection’s 125th birthday, a range of these are on display, from a lithograph of Walsall High Street in 1845 to contemporary photography.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission

Website

http://thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk/exhibition/scenes-of-walsall/

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

  • 1 March 2017 — 25 February 2018 *on now

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of our Permanent Collection this year and the launch of our new online collections database we have invited the public to curate this year’s annual collections display!

Presented in our themed collection galleries are the most popular works from our Permanent Collection, as voted for by the public.

Expect to see a range of works in a variety of media, both historic and contemporary, reflecting the diversity of our collecting since 1892.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission

Website

http://thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk/exhibition/peoples-choice/

The New Art Gallery Walsall
Gallery Square
Walsall
West Midlands County
WS2 8LG
England

Website

www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

E-mail

info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

Telephone

01922 654400

Fax

01922 654401

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