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This constantly updated section features reviews of the latest art exhibitions at many of the world’s most popular public galleries. Soon you’ll want to pack your bags and head off in search of the world’s finest art.
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Permanent Collection at Museum del Prado
Originally conceived as a Natural History Musem – a role it never came to fulfil – and built on the orders of Charles III, the building which now houses the Museo Nacional del Prado was designed by the architect Juan de Villanueva en 1785. Its purpose would remain unclear until Ferdinand VII, encouraged by his second wife Barbara of Braganza, decided to establish a Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture.
Museums Collection at Museu Picasso
Barcelona's biggest tourist attraction, the Picasso Museum, is testimony to the artist's vital formative years, which were spent in the city. Although some visitors are disappointed, as it contains none of his well-known works, it is a great way to appreciate the formation of a genius, rather than to see him at his peak. By the time he moved to Paris in 1904, he'd already painted his greatest Blue Period works, and was well on his way to becoming the most acclaimed artist of the century.
Permanent Collection at Maison Européenne de la Photographie
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie is housed in the hôtel Hénault de Cantobre which was built in 1706 for Hénault de Cantobre, the royal tax collector. After it was restored and a new wing added on the rue du Forcy it opened to the public in 1990.
The Permanent Collection at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Housing the National Gallery of Scotland's modern collection, this gallery lies on the outskirts of Edinburgh in open, leafy grounds that are perfect for displaying its impressive collection of sculpture, featuring Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Caro and Henry Moore amongst others.
The Permanent Collection at National Museum of American Art
The origins of the collection of The National Museum of American Art had humble beginnings. In 1829 John Varden, a private art collector decided to show his collection of works to the public from a room in his own house. And for the first seventy or so years of this collection's life it moved through several locations before settling and growing in the Patent Office Building in Washington, which in the 1960s became its permanent home.
The Permanent Collection at Compton Verney House
Compton Verney House in Warwickshire, one of this country’s architectural masterpieces, will open on 27 March 2004 after extensive restoration which has seen the previously derelict mansion transformed into a major new art venue. It is the realisation of a life-long aim held by British philanthropist Sir Peter Moores, to share with others the pleasure that the arts give him and to provide this opportunity in a welcoming environment.
The Permanent Collection at Dali Universe
London’s most surreal experience lies in a labyrinth of atmospheric corridors and dreamlike effects in the heart of the thriving South Bank. The Dalí Universe enjoys a unique location for a dramatically unique collection. Over 500 incredible pieces by genius and eccentric Salvador Dalí are on permanent exhibit at County Hall Gallery.
The Permanent Collection at Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has amassed a wealth of art from every part of the world. The collection is richly varied, ranging from Renaissance and Flemish art, through to African and Asian cultural artefacts and late 20th century sculpture.
Gallery Collection at Tate Modern
The Tate Modern permanent collection of modern art is the largest in Britain and is recognised as one of the finest and most important in the world. Housed in a vast ex power station, the building itself is enough to inspire awe, but the collection and exhibition schedule require a breathtaking setting. There are many internationally important artists on display as well as representation for lesser known and new artists.
The Foundations Collection at Fundacio Antoni Tapies
Another in the Barcelona series of single-artist collections is devoted to the life and work of Antoni Tapies (1923-). It is housed in Casa Montaner i Simon, architect Domenech i Montaner's first important building, look for the enormous aluminium tubing structure on the roof, using a theme popular with Tapies of a cloud and a chair, which was added to advertise his occupation of the building.