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We've got a great range of exhibitions planned for 2013. Find out more here.
Social History Season: May to September 2013Plymouth History Festival, which will run throughout May 2013.
27 April to 29 June 2013
On display now
8 June to 24 August 2013
13 July to 12 October 2013
On display now
Experience Art Season: October 2013 to January 2014
Artists Make FacesCurated by Monika Kinley
In 1983, Monika Kinley and her partner Victor Musgrave invited their artist friends to lend works for a small show in their new London home. The show was called ‘Artists Make Faces’ and included work by Auerbach, Kossoff, Rego and Pacheco, as well as work by ‘Outsiders’. 30 years on, this exhibition is a realisation of a long held idea to create a show on this theme in a public gallery. It will feature a distinctive and personal selection of works from public art galleries and collections, including Arts Council England, Tate and the Whitworth. So many artists both past and present are concerned with the face. It gives us our identity and acts as a mirror for our feelings. In this show, the selected artists use it as a canvas, playing with it or agonising over it rather than creating a straightforward image of a recognisable person.
21 September to 7 December 2013
Hidden in Plain SightThe term ‘abstract’ can mean many things – to remove, to summarise, to be difficult to understand, to be impersonal – all of which can apply to abstraction in art. It can refer to art that has an object or landscape as its subject or starting point, or it can use forms that have no source from the visible world. This exhibition will focus on abstraction from our collection, including work by Patrick Heron, Ian Davenport, and Justin Knowles. It will also include previously unseen footage of Patrick Heron in his studio from the late 1950s.
26 October 2013 to 15 January 2014
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