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The New Art Gallery Walsall

Gallery Square
West Midlands

The New Art Gallery Walsall opened in February 2000 in the heart of Walsall town centre. A unique civic building for Walsall, the gallery is also a rare example of a brand-new building for the millennial arts.

The £21 million world class gallery was made possible by Arts Lottery funding and commissioned by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, which wanted nothing but the best for this vibrant West Midlands town.

On permanent display is The Garman Ryan Collection which was donated to the people of Walsall by Lady Kathleen Garman, widow of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, in 1973. This unique collection is displayed in a two storey house consisting of a series of intimate, interconnecting rooms, each with a window, over the first and second floors of the gallery.

Works by well-known European artists, including Monet, Rembrandt, Constable, van Gogh and Picasso, are displayed alongside beautiful artworks from many different cultures across the world.

The galleries chart the long, productive and often controversial career of Jacob Epstein, and serve as a memorial to the Epstein's extraordinary circle of family and friends - Augustus John, Modigliani, Gaudier-Brzeska and Epstein's one-time son-in-law Lucian Freud.

The Gallery is also home to a Discovery Gallery at ground floor level, which creates an introduction to a three storey children's house, including an artists studio and activity room. The temporary exhibition galleries on the third floor are dedicated to exhibiting the best of contemporary and historic art.

General Information:

  • Costa cafe on ground floor

  • Nappy Changing

  • Disabled Access

  • Free Admission

  • Garman Ryan Collection

  • Discovery Gallery

  • Changing Exhibitions

  • Library

  • Lift access to all facilties

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  • Directions

    By Road: The gallery is sign-posted from all major routes into Walsall town centre, with AA sign posting from M6 junctions 7,9 &10 - which are just a few minutes drive away.

    By Rail: Walsall station is located in Walsall town centre - just two minutes walk from The New Art Gallery Walsall. Direct rail services operate from Walsall to Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton as well as to Stafford via Cannock and Rugeley.

    The New Art Gallery Walsall Postcode for SatNav: WS2 8LG


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    +44 (0)1922 654 401

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