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  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

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The Art of Industry: From Joseph Wright to the 21st Century

Part of The Grand Tour

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From 24 March 2018 to 17 June 2018

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Exploring the interwoven histories of art and industry, this exhibition examines both the way that artists view industry and conversely the way that industry portrays itself. The exhibition charts the change in the artists’ viewpoint from depicting industrial buildings set in sublime landscapes to representing the ‘dark satanic mills’ and technological power houses reaping havoc on the natural world.

Over the last 300 years since the birth of the Industrial Revolution artists have been fascinated by industry and people who work in it. Joseph Wright’s An Iron Forge painted in 1772 and in the Tate collection, returns to Derby for the first time since the 18th century. Other artists whose work are exhibited in the exhibition include Ford Madox Brown, L. S. Lowry, Graham Sutherland and Sir Edwardo Paolozzi.

Admission: Give What You Think

Take virtual tour of the exhibition using the 3D scan below:

Part of The Grand Tour | www.thegrandtour.uk.com
Supported by Arts Council England’s Cultural Destination fund

Image: Foundry Scene, 1930-1940, unknown artist © Derby Museums

Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
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