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Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain

21 February 2014

The exhibition ‘Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain’, which opens today at mima, seeks to celebrate the optimism felt in Britain during a decade that was nevertheless beset by an economic post-war gloom. While some artists portrayed a sense of apprehension in their work, others openly embraced a feeling of change and progress. Below is a selection of works from the show. Click on any image to open the slideshow.

Click here for the curator’s introduction to the exhibition

‘Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain’ is on at mima until 29 June 2014.

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