28-01-2012 - 05-06-2012
Art for Sunderland
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm
Closed: 24 December 2011 - 6 January 2012.
This exhibition tells the story of how the paintings collection at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens was formed, and has developed over the past 150 years.
Highlighting influential figures including Thomas Dixon, a Sunderland born cork-cutter who persuaded Dante Gabriel Rossetti to donate two drawings for the opening of the art Gallery; John Dickinson, who gave the largest single bequest of paintings in 1908; through to L.S. Lowry, who was a frequent visitor to Sunderland in the 1960s and 1970s.
Prints of some of the artworks in this exhibition are available to buy from our online shopSunderland Museum & Winter Gardens