‘Degas, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso – the artists that changed the way we see.
In the late 19th and 20th century, European artists challenged all aspects of the creative process, reflecting the tumultuous times in which they were living.
The exhibition features stunning prints by Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, Georges Braque and Henri Matisse alongside abstract works by Paul Klee, Hans Hartung and Pierre Soulages. You can also come face to face with portraits by Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Georges Roualt, Käthe Kollwitz and Marie Laurencin. This will also be the first chance to see Édouard Vuillard’s Modèle assise dans un fauteuil, se coiffant (c.1903) after its recent careful conservation.
The exhibition reveals the fascinating stories behind our remarkable collection of international work. Our permanent collection is made from numerous individual collections donated to us over the years. These collectors range from the criminologist Elizabeth Burney to Michael Woodford, a former binman and school caretaker, who amassed a collection including works by Pablo Picasso.’