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Southampton City Art Gallery re-opens with ‘Creating a National Collection’ from 28 May – 4 September 2021

Celebrating a unique partnership in our city.

Article provided by Ken.

Note the new logo for Southampton City of Culture Bid 2025

Today, one of Southampton’s cultural jewels, the City Art Gallery reopens with Creating a National Collection, a unique collaboration with the National Gallery.

Featuring works by Monet, Gainsborough, Maggi Hambling and Paula Rego, the exhibition will also explore the historical links between the two galleries, a relationship that goes back to 1911. Co-curated by Southampton resident Jemma Craig, as part of the National Gallery Curatorial Traineeship programme, and Susanna Avery-Quash, the exhibition explores this dynamic and ongoing collaboration.

This partnership highlights the importance of culture, and its role in the history of Southampton. It’s a great example of why we’re bidding to be UK City of Culture, to create opportunities for young people, make change and boost the local economy.

The exhibition will run until 4 September. Admission is free but tickets must be pre-booked.

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