We are a leading UK museum that stimulates new ways of thinking about Modern British art.
We explore new perspectives on British art from 1900 to now through an ambitious programme of exhibitions and creative opportunities for all.
We make British art relevant today by exploring contemporary, historic and international connections and redressing imbalances in its history.
Our audiences are at the centre of what we do. We constantly strive to understand their needs and motivations and involve them in our work.
Using our collection and exhibitions, we tell the story of Modern British art
Since the late 19th century, Western society has changed dramatically. The development of our modern cities, technologies, not to mention the devastation of two world wars has transformed every aspect of our lives – including art.
From Post-Impressionism to Cubism, Neo-Romanticism to Pop and Neo-classicism to contemporary art, our collections and exhibitions tell the story of Britain through the eyes of some of the most important British artists, including Keith Vaughan, Edward Burra, Graham Sutherland and Barbara Hepworth.