Bluecoat: Art at the Heart of Bluecoat

    Art at the heart of bluecoat
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    Bluecoat: Art at the Heart of Bluecoat

    Venue: Bluecoat
    Dates: 28/01/17 - 09/04/17
    Times: All Day

    Art at the Heart of Bluecoat

    This exhibition explores the central role of art at Bluecoat, which started over a century ago, through key personalities, exhibitions and organisations that found a home here, contributing to the unique history of the UK’s oldest arts centre. This is the first in a year-long series of heritage exhibitions that tell the building’s 300-year story, including its origins in 18th century philanthropy, a school for architects, home for radical exhibitions and bohemian cabaret, and the development of an artistic community.

    Image Credit: Julia Carter Preston in her studio. © The Times

    Image Credit: John Hyatt, Connections exhibition at Bluecoat, 1986