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“Excellent modern gallery”

Southampton City Art Gallery
Ranked #21 of 133 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Southampton City Art Gallery is the most outstanding gallery in the South of England and is internationally renowned for its impressive collection and temporary exhibitions programme. The works on display, of both historic and contemporary art, show the breadth and quality of the City’s art treasures. The Gallery attracts a wide audience and through the exciting education programme it provides and promote opportunities for greater access, involvement and understanding of visual art in Southampton.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent modern gallery”
Reviewed 28 November 2010

The City Art Gallery is situated on the upper level of the Library. The attraction is very badly signposted however, so much so that there isn't even a proper sign on the building itself and you could walk by thinking it's just the library. Having overcome this minor inconvenience you are greeted by some stunning paintings of many modern artist and some not so recent too (14C altar piece). One of the highlights must be Burne-Jones's cartoons of Perseus, others include a delightful painting by Tristram Hillier and much more. Feast your eyes in this gallery and then have a coffee and cake in the cafe below - a brilliant way to while away a couple of hours in Southampton

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