Thursday, 15 October 2009

Graves Art Gallery Sheffield

If you haven't popped up to the Graves Gallery recently, you might be pleasantly surprised at the gallery's recent makeover. Over the last six months the home of Sheffield's visual art collection has been refurbished and repainted, giving works by legendary artists such as Turner and C├ęzanne the home they deserve.New displays take you on a lavish journey through the collections, spanning the 16th to the 21st century and including works by famous names such as Edward Coley Burne-Jones and Bridget Riley, and local heroes such as George Fullard and Derrick Greaves. The redisplay also includes popular pieces from the city's collection such as John Singer Sargents The Vickers Sisters and a host of treasures which have not been seen on display since the closure of the Mappin Art Gallery in 2003. Bringing the Graves Gallery bang up to date in the contemporary-themed gallery are Sheffield's most recently acquired works: Marc Quinn's Kiss and Sam Taylor-Wood's Self Portrait Suspended VII. The work has been made possible by:
grants from local and national funding organisations
donations from visitors and the Friends of Museums Sheffield The Graves Gallery is in the centre of Sheffield above the Central Library and close to the Millennium Gallery.

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