Modern Times: How the School of London changed British Art

22 Feb 2017 – 1 Jul 2017

Event times

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11.00am to 3.00pm. During Swindon School Holidays, we will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm. We are open for school and group visits on Monday & Tuesday and at other times by appointment.

Cost of entry

Free entry

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During the 1950s and 1960s, a group of painters transformed the British art world. With their connections to the capital, its art schools and galleries, this group were called the School of London and comprise some of Britain’s most significant modern artists.


Their bold, representational painting continues to inspire and captivate visitors.

This exhibition brings together works by members of the School of London from Swindon’s important collection of modern British art. It features Frank Auerbach, Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton and Leon Kossoff. Recent acquisitions by RB Kitaj and Joe Tilson will be displayed for the first time.

The exhibition features the London School’s friends, teachers and influences, including Henry Moore, Helen Lessore and David Bomberg. It will investigate what made the School of London unique and how it continues to inform the art world.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery can offer interesting and interactive tours of this exhibition for groups, colleges, universities and schools on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please contact us for more information at smag@swindon.gov.uk.

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