Reopen Charleston

116% funded
£184,012.38 raised
£160,000 target
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We can't wait to see you soon!

12 May 2021

We're getting ready to #ReopenCharleston soon

What a difference a year makes. In just over a week we plan to reopen Charleston to visitors.

Thanks to your support we were not only able to survive the most challenging of years, but to return bolder, more useful and more connected to our communities with a vibrant programme of new exhibitions and events, and lots of behind-the-scenes improvements to our spaces and digital systems.

We know many of you have now received your tote bags, postcards and letterpress prints and we've loved seeing you share these on social media. It won't be long now until the other #ReopenCharleston rewards are landing on doormats too so keep an eye out for emails with more information.

In line with government guidance, we plan to open our doors on Wednesday 19 May. We can't wait to see you all back at Charleston, and for Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's modernist home and studio to inspire and excite once more.

In our galleries from 19 May-30 August, you can see the first ever retrospective of artist Nina Hamnett, a central figure in the British-French exchange of art and ideas in the early 20th century. This is the first time that Hamnett's extensive and impressive collection of paintings, portraits and sketches have been brought together.

The exhibition is paired with evocative new works by contemporary artist Lisa Brice which have been made in response to Nina Hamnett's work. With Hamnett's astute portraits and Brice's vivid blue figures, these artists and these exhibitions will stay with you.

And this summer we're also taking art and ideas outdoors at our new open-air venue, #TheYard. Join us from 4 June for an exciting line-up of live talks, performances and events featuring Helena Bonham-Carter, Jeremy Deller, Jeanette Winterson, Caleb Azumah Nelson, John Cooper Clarke, Salena Godden and many more!

Visit our website to explore our exciting reopening programmes and to book your tickets.

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported our campaign to #ReopenCharleston. We can't wait to welcome you back this summer!

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