Discover new perspectives on British art from 1900 to now
Using our collection and exhibitions, we tell the story of Modern British art
Since the late 19th century, Western society has changed dramatically. The development of our modern cities, technologies, not to mention the devastation of two world wars has transformed every aspect of our lives – including art.
From Post-Impressionism to Cubism, Neo-Romanticism to Pop and Neo-classicism to contemporary art, our collections and exhibitions tell the story of Britain through the eyes of some of the most important British artists, including Keith Vaughan, Edward Burra, Graham Sutherland and Barbara Hepworth.
Second only to the Tate for Modern British art.
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Help us to ensure the long-term preservation of our artworks.
Protecting our collection from the ravages of time is one of our biggest challenges. You can help us look after some of our most vulnerable pieces with Adopt an Artwork and receive a number of amazing benefits, including the chance to see your chosen artwork up close.
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Have an idea for an exhibition?
We welcome exhibition proposals relating to our collection of Modern British art and our mission to share and stimulate new thinking on British art from 1900 to now. See our exhibition proposal policy for more details.