Abbot Hall at Fifty

27 April - 9 June 2012 

Abbot Hall Art Gallery was officially opened 50 years ago by Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret. This exhibition focuses on the Gallery’s impressive permanent collection and forms part of a year of celebrations. Helen Watson, Artistic Director and Nick Rogers, Collections Manager, had the difficult job of narrowing down a selection of works from the Gallery’s extensive collection from which members of the public, artists and supporters have chosen their favourites. Individual reasons for their choices will be displayed next to the works.

‘The exhibition presents us with great opportunity to let Abbot Hall’s impressive permanent collection take centre stage. Abbot Hall in the last 50 years has amassed one of the greatest collections of art in the north of England and the people of Kendal should feel very proud of what it has on its doorstep. I look forward to what the future holds for the Gallery in the next 50 years’. Helen Watson, Artistic Director

Supported by - Arts Council England

 

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  • Tony Bevan, Horizon (detail) © The Artist

 

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