The Whitechapel Art Gallery was founded in 1901 to bring great art to the people of east London. Internationally acclaimed for its exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and its pioneering education and public events programmes, the Gallery has premiered international artists such as Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Nan Goldin, and provided a showcase for Britain’s most significant artists from Gilbert & George to Lucian Freud, Peter Doig to Mark Wallinger.
The Gallery plays a unique role in the capital’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of East London as the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.
The Grade II* Whitechapel Gallery was designed by architect Charles Harrison Townsend. This purpose built gallery is an outstanding example of the Arts and Crafts movement and its aspirations of being accessible, spiritually uplifting and transformative. This development also builds on the 1980s expansion by Colquhoun and Miller under the directorship of Sir Nicolas Serota and inaugurated by the Queen Mother.
- 17 November 2017
The Takeover Day will be the culmination of a mini residency with The London Alternative Photography Collective, working with a number of schools across London, inspired by the Gallery’s autumn exhibition of works by Thomas Ruff. The participating children will return to the Gallery for a day to share their experience of working with the Collective in their pop-up darkroom at the Gallery. The participants will curate an exhibition of selected experimental photographic work, act as exhibition hosts and facilitate skills-sharing activities with fellow children and the public.
- Family friendly
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