Whitechapel Gallery


Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts <br />architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend,<br />the Whitechapel, Britain's first <br />purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned<br /> both for the beauty of its light, <br />airy space and for embracing the local <br />community in its work. <br /><br />Founded in 1901, extensive refurbishment <br />saw the gallery, reopened in April 2009, <br />double in size. The gallery does not have <br />a permanent collection, preferring <br />instead to host a constantly evolving <br />programme of works. <br /><br />The Pop Art 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition <br />of 1956 is often hailed as the gallery's<br />most iconic event, although there are<br />a number of other exhibitions worthy of note. <br /><br />Picasso's 'Guernica' was displayed here in 1938, <br />Jackson Pollock had work exhibited at the <br />gallery in the 1950s, David Hockney's first <br />show was held here in 1970 and Lucian <br />Freud had a major exhibition in 1993.

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