19-05-2012 - 02-09-2012
Family Matters - The Family in British Art
Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm
Closed: 25 & 26 December & 1 January.
The British family has been and continues to be a challenging and popular subject for artists. Major works from Tate, Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, Laing Art Gallery and Museums Sheffield will show how the family has been subject to the regional, cultural, ethnic and economic diversity over the last 500 years in Britain.
This includes an exciting mix of contemporary and historic art, including works by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, David Hockney and Paula Rego.
You can see more of some of the artworks on display by visiting our Flickr page, http://www.flickr.com/photos/laingartgallery/sets/72157629315986340/
The exhibition is part of the Great British Art Debate, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Council of England’s Renaissance programme. Supported in Newcastle by the Exhibition Partners of the Laing Art Gallery.Laing Art Gallery