300th Exhibition – Lytham St Annes Art Collection – Waymaking: Women Artists of the Region

The 300th Exhibition at Lytham Heritage Centre opens on Tuesday 12 February.

A Selection of Paintings from Lytham St Annes Art Collection will be placed on show to celebrate 300 exhibitions at Lytham Heritage Centre.

This exhibition shines a spotlight on the unsung heroines of the Lytham St Annes Art Collections and celebrates the work of local women artists.

Work by women artists makes up only 3–5% of major permanent collections in Europe. The top three museums in the world, the British Museum (est. 1753), the Louvre (est. 1793), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (est. 1870) have never had female directors. Only 32% of the winners of the Turner Prize, one of the most well-known visual art awards, have been women.

For this exhibition, we present a selection of works by women artists from the Lytham St Annes Art Collection. Testament to the historic tendency to disregard the expertise and efforts of women artists, there is much mystery surrounding the provenance of many of these works; there are mysteries to unravel and stories to be told. Join us in not only recognising the talent of our local women artists but also on our exciting journey of discovery as we uncover clues that tell us more about these women, their lives, and their art.

We will be holding Curator Tours on selected Fridays throughout the exhibition. Please see dates below:

15th February, 2pm
1st March, 2pm
8th March, 2pm
5th April, 2pm

The exhibition is open from February 12, 2019 – April 7, 2019 on Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm

Lytham Heritage Centre, 2 Henry St, Lytham, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 5LE, UK

Admission is free and donations welcome

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