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Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds

13 Oct 2017

Leeds Art Gallery will reopen its galleries to the public this October, after a period of closure to undergo essential repairs to the historic Victorian building. Reopening programme highlights include the ‘ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys’ exhibition, and new acquisitions by leading contemporary artists such as American artist Martine Syms and British sculptor Alison Wilding. During the renovations, a welcome discovery was made in the form of a beautiful barrel-vaulted glazed roof on one of the first floor galleries. Upon reopening, this newly refurbished gallery will be revealed to the public for the first time. The new collection displays will also feature works not seen for a generation – including the first opportunity to see an extensive display of watercolours by John Sell Cotman; and works on paper by Diego Rivera. Find out more about the re–opening from Leeds Art Gallery’s website.

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Postcard Flag (Union Jack) (1981), Tony Cragg. Courtesy of Tony Cragg and Leeds Museums & Galleries

Postcard Flag (Union Jack) (1981), Tony Cragg. Courtesy of Tony Cragg and Leeds Museums & Galleries

Rebekkah (2012), Simon Fujiwara. Courtesy of the artist and Leeds Museums & Galleries, Photo Jerry Hardman

Rebekkah (2012), Simon Fujiwara. Courtesy of the artist and Leeds Museums & Galleries, Photo Jerry Hardman

Untitled (1970), Joseph Beuys. © Photo: DACS © National Galleries of Scotland

Untitled (1970), Joseph Beuys. © Photo: DACS © National Galleries of Scotland

Joseph Beuys for the cover of Wirtschaftswoche [Business Week] 43/76 (1976), Joseph Beuys. © Photo: DACS © National Galleries of Scotland

Joseph Beuys for the cover of Wirtschaftswoche [Business Week] 43/76 (1976), Joseph Beuys. © Photo: DACS © National Galleries of Scotland

Present party for you (2012), Fiona Rae. © The artist, courtesy Leeds Museums and Galleries

Present party for you (2012), Fiona Rae. © The artist, courtesy Leeds Museums and Galleries

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