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.
40 Years in 40 Artworks
To celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2022, we have selected 40 highlights from our collection for you to explore online. Find out about some of the painters, movements and mediums that make up our collection and tell the story of modern British art from 1900 to now.
Keep checking back as we add more works to this online exhibition.