Abbot Hall reopens on Saturday 20 May 2023 with a major exhibition by internationally renowned British artist Julie Brook.
Inside the gallery you’ll experience What is it That Will Last? (20 May to 30 Dec 2023). Running across both floors of Abbot Hall this exhibition offers a rare insight into an extensive body of work made in remote locations in Scotland, Japan and Cumbria. Incorporating sound, photography and drawing, the exhibition presents the artist's immersive relationship with the landscape.
The gallery is a welcoming cultural hub located in a Grade I listed Georgian building on the banks of the River Kent in the historic town of Kendal, Cumbria. The nationally significant art collection is one of the largest of its kind in the North. Spanning historic to contemporary art, over 50% of the collection is focused on landscape. The collection includes over 3,000 works on paper with watercolours by JMW Turner and John Ruskin and contemporary works by Charmaine Watkiss, Andy Goldsworthy and Emma Stibbon. There is a strong Modern British collection including works by Lucian Freud, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Paula Rego and the work of European Modernist Kurt Schwitters, created during his final years in Cumbria. Abbot Hall is part of Lakeland Arts.
Information about Abbot Hall, its exhibitions, collections and events will be available via the Bloomberg Connects app from 20 May. https://www.bloombergconnects.org/
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|Season (17 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
|Monday - Tuesday
|Wednesday - Saturday
* Annual closure dates:
25 – 26 December 2024
We close for two weeks collection care and maintenance at the start of January every year.
£4.50 Child (5-15yrs)
£0 Child (0-4yrs)
Free for Lakeland Arts Members
With a National Art Pass you get 50% off day admission
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
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