A Century of British Art - Bournemouth Arts Club 1920-2020

Painted lady with arms in the air and bathing suit

About

Shortly after the ending of the First World War a group of accomplished artists most notably Geoffrey Baker, Head of the Municipal College of Art; Eustace Nash and Leslie Ward formed the Bournemouth Arts Club (BAC) to support and promote art and artists in the area. They invited leading contemporary artists to join them in exhibitions and events.

Showcased in this centenary exhibition is some of the finest twentieth century British Art drawn from national and private collections to reveal fascinating insights into how the Club flourished and responded to radical ideas and changing approaches in art. Alongside work by well-known BAC members are works by internationally acclaimed artists including Henry Moore, John Nash, Ben Nicholson, Prunella Clough and William Crozier who inspired them.

Access Information
The exhibition is in Galleries III & IV, these are accessible from the Historic House via a set of four steps with handrail or via the platform lift.
Large Print labels available

Closures
Please note that the Russell-Cotes including the exhibition will be closed Monday 8 November – Friday 19 November, in order for us to carry out an upgrade to our fire detection system.

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Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery
East Cliff Promenade
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 3AA
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Season (1 Oct 2021 - 1 Mar 2022)

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