Artist Rooms back on tour in 2017

  • 24 August 2016

Exhibitions showcasing works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter will open across the UK.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait with Skull, 1978 DACS © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2004. ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait with Skull, 1978

Artist Rooms is a public collection of international contemporary art that the Art Fund is helping to share across the UK. It was set up through the generosity of Anthony d’Offay, and is owned and managed by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland.

The programme returns for an eighth year with exhibitions being shown at more than 30 museum and galleries across the UK. 

New venues, new shows

In 2017, Hull will be that year's City of Culture, and associate partner Ferens Art Gallery will showcase an exhibition of Ron Mueck's work in a recently renovated venue. The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, joins as a new partner and will display an Andy Warhol exhibition. The American artist's work will also be housed at Dunoon Burgh Hall, when the historic building reopens in the coming spring as a hub for the community, five years after their first Artist Rooms collaboration, which saw a hugely popular show of Robert Mapplethorpe photography.

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Art Gallery will be displaying works by Roy Lichtenstein: a chance for visitors to see this brand-new Artist Rooms collection on longer loan from the Lichtenstein Foundation since the 2015 exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Leeds Art Gallery will be reopening in 2017 with a Joseph Beuys exhibition, and the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton will be displaying a large Gerhard Richter show in its new gallery in the city centre.

This year's collection will be showing 40 artists and it is a collaboration between National Galleries of Scotland, Tate and Ferens Art Gallery. It is supported by the public via the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. The tours have attracted over 40 million visitors from across the UK since the programme began in 2009, with 146 displays and exhibitions at 76 museums and galleries.

The Artist Rooms On Tour programme from autumn 2016-17

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