Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 Years On

Image Credit: John Nash, The Dredgers, Bristol Harbour, c.1924, Oil on canvas, Gift of the Contemporary Art Society, 1954

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4BA

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Tuesday 30 July 2019 – Saturday 09 November 2019
11am - 4.30pm
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm

From Falmouth to Sunderland, Southend-on-Sea to Bolton, thousands of museum visitors were introduced to paintings by Paul Nash, LS Lowry, Gwen John and Graham Sutherland. This new exhibition celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of this tour, which introduced the people of Britain to Swindon’s remarkable art and established the reputation of the ‘Swindon Collection’.

This exhibition brings together the 44 works of art sent ‘on tour’ in 1959 and presents them alongside some of the most important acquisitions we have made in the decades since. The exhibition explores the history of the collection and the ambitions and challenges of touring so many pictures to so many places.

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