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Meeting Modernism: 20th century Art in the Russell-Cotes Collection

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This vibrant new exhibition brings out from store some of our most popular early 20th century paintings, collected by the first curators after Annie and Merton’s deaths in the 1920s. Stunning Dorset landscapes by locally-based artists such as Henry Lamb, Leslie Moffatt Ward and Maxwell Armfield are exhibited alongside portraits and war art, by amongst others, Stanley Spencer, Alfred Munnings, Graham Sutherland and John Piper. Step back to the 1930s and ’40s and judge for yourself how well early curators chose Modernist works to complement and respond to the themes in the Victorian collection.

29th October 16 - 24th April 17