Modern Art in Britain: Reality Questioned

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

17 January – 31 August 2015

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Part of the Modern Art in Britain programme running across museums in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Cheltenham, this exhibition focuses specifically on notions of reality in the 20th century.

Barbara Hepworth, The Hands, 1948

Paintings from Bristol's 20th century British collection are joined with key works from Swindon Museum & Art Gallery in order to reveal the ways in which modern artists challenged and redefined reality.

Featured are the likes of Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, David Bomberg and Eric Ravilious – a generation of artists that set out to forge a new style for a new age. No longer content with imitating external reality, their work experimented with primitivism, illusion, visual puns and abstraction.

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Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed from 2pm on 24 Dec. Closed 25 – 26 Dec

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