Organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries – a Celebration of 50 Years of Acquisitions

  • The Mead Gallery |
  • Talk and Tour |
  • Thursday 11 June 2015 - 11:00 until 13:00

The 1960s saw the expansion of British Universities, foremost amongst them, Warwick University. Eugene Rosenberg, its chief architect, applied his maxim art should be part of the enjoyment of everyday life, and encouraged the collection of modern and abstract art into what has become a portfolio of c 800 items. From Norman Ackroyd, through LS Lowry, to Rachel Whiteread, this is chance to join Sarah Shalgosky for another of her lively and intelligent talks, starting at the Mead Gallery where she will highlight items from the University's collection plus a guided visit to see others in situ. You may have joined the group for earlier tours of the University's extensive collection of art dating from the 1920s to the present day but this will be a new exhibition and tour linked to the University's 50th Anniversary Year Celebrations.

Sarah will help the group explore the exhibition from 11am at the Mead followed by a short tour to neighbouring art and installations until lunchtime. You may choose to stay in the Art Centre for self-funded lunch at Le Gusta pizzeria. Please note that some walking will be required and that seating in the Mead is limited – please let the event organisers know if you will need to sit during the talk.

This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

The Mead Gallery
Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick University, Warwickshire Warwickshire CV4 7AL