Sculptures come to life in new Night at the Museum exhibition

Our Attenborough Arts Centre is delighted to host the exhibition, Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Curates the Arts Council Collection.

This major new Arts Council Collection touring exhibition will see leading British artist, Ryan Gander, choose a selection of work from this world class national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art.

The exhibition includes ‘As old as time itself, slept alone’, by Ryan Gander, one of eight new works commissioned by Arts Council Collection, in 2016, to celebrate its 70th Anniversary.

Night in the Museum brings together over 30 works by artists including Roger Hiorns, Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick, Richard Deacon and Wolfgang Tillmans and provides an opportunity to view this internationally significant collection through the eyes of Ryan Gander, one of the country’s most celebrated young artists, who was also recently awarded an OBE for his services to the arts.

The free public preview takes place on Friday 24 February, 5.30pm – 8pm and offers the chance to see the show for the first time at Attenborough Arts Centre, to enjoy a free drink and meet the artist.

The exhibition also includes works by Reg Butler, Patrick Caulfield, Jacob Epstein, Ben Nicholson, Kerry Stewart and Rebecca Warren. Also included are major loans of work by artists including Angela Bulloch, Matthew Darbyshire, Don Brown, Mario García Torres and Thomas Houseago.

The exhibition continues until Sunday 21 May and the galleries are open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12 noon – 4pm.

As part of the exhibition we will host free debates, lectures, tours and family workshops. All events are free but booking is advised. To book please visit our website or call 0116 252 2455.