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New Art Gallery
New Art Gallery, designed by controversial young architects Peter St John and Adam Caruso, houses the impressive Garman Ryan Collection and was intended to regenerate the inner-city landscape of Walsall, nine miles north of Birmingham.
The gallery soars out of the corner of an ugly shopping centre, its walls scattered with 136 differently shaped, and seemingly randomly positioned, windows. It is the permanent home to the prestigious but little known Garman Ryan Collection of over 350 works, donated to the people of Walsall in 1974 by Lady Kathleen Garman, the widow of Sir Jacob Epstein.
The collection features a virtual A-Z of European Art, including works by Monet, Degas and Van Gogh. Unusually, the collection was created by two women: Kathleen Garman (Lady Epstein) and her friend Sally Ryan, between 1959 and 1973.
New Art Gallery Information
When: Daily; not Mon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm; open Bank Holiday Mon
Address: Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG
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