The Whitechapel Art Gallery is London´s most prestigious independent gallery and has been at the cutting-edge of art for one hundred years. It was the first public gallery dedicated to temporary art exhibitions and it has held significant shows of the great names of British 20th century art, such as David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Anthony Caro, and Gary Hume. It is also famous for being the first place in which internationally renowned art has been shown in the UK, for example: Picasso´s Guernica, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Frida Kahlo and Cindy Sherman.
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"A few minutes’ walk from Algate East tube station, the Whitechapel Art Gallery was established in 1901. A not-for-profit educational organization, it has pioneered cutting edge art since its inception. In 1939, Picasso’s Guernica, now in the Sofia, Madrid was displayed here on its only visit to the UK; similarly, in 1982, an unknown Frida Kahlo exhibited here. 1971 saw David Hockney’s first show. Again, in 1992, the nation was introduced to Lucien Freud. As well as a café, there is a well-regarded dining room run under the auspices of Angela Hartnett. Free admission and good disabled access. Closed Monday."
"Founded in 1901 in East London, the Whitechapel gallery almost defies definition. Over the years it has played host to some of the art world’s most seminal events including Abstract Expressionist legend Mark Rothko’s debut solo exhibition. Today the gallery hosts a wealth of insightful and sensitive installations from writers in residence programmes to guest-curated galleries and astute social commentary."
Information on Whitechapel Art Gallery , 80/82 Whitechapel High Street , London
|Opening Times:||Tue to Sun 11:00-18:00 ex Thu until 21:00.|
|Location:||Aldgate East Underground.|
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