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Artists in Close-Up

Rooms 30 and 31
Admission Free

Artists in Close-up
Twelve drawings and photographs of the artists L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) and Carel Weight (1908-1997) throw light on the subjects life and work and includes photographs by Geoffrey Ireland, Sefton Samuels and Ida Kar.


Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

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