Who we are
We are a leading UK museum that stimulates new ways of thinking about art.
We explore new perspectives on British art from 1900 to now through an ambitious programme of exhibitions and creative opportunities for all.
What makes us different?
We present exhibitions that say something new about British art from 1900 to now. We explore relevant subjects with fresh angles and celebrate well-known, overlooked and emerging artists.
A ‘collection of collections’
We care for a world class collection of Modern British and contemporary art, largely formed of donations by passionate collectors over 35 years. We continue to make it accessible and show its relevance to today.
A part of people’s creative lives
Our wide range of creative opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds helps them to discover how art can have a place in their lives.
A distinctive home
We welcome visitors to the distinctive setting of an 18th century townhouse and a 21st century gallery in the heart of historic Chichester on the south coast of England.
One of the most important galleries for British modern art in the country
Adrian Tahourdin, Times Literary Supplement
New perspectives. Creative lives.
Our mission is to share and stimulate new thinking on British art and to play a pivotal role in the creative lives of the widest possible audience.
We make British art relevant today by exploring contemporary, historic and international connections and redressing imbalances in its history.
Our audiences are at the centre of what we do. We constantly strive to understand their needs and motivations and involve them in our work.
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