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Exhibition, Fri 14 Jul - Sat 7 Oct 2017, £7-£7.70

Painting Pop

Painting Pop

Pauline Boty, Colour Her Gone, oil on canvas, 1962. Courtesy of Wolverhampton Arts and Museums © the artist’s estate.

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    The exhibition focuses on the period around 1962, a pivotal year for Pop Art in Britain, presenting works by leading artists in British Pop Art who have made a significant contribution to the development of twentieth century and contemporary art practice. The show presents loans from the Tate collection by Allen Jones and David Hockney. Significant loans are also borrowed from the National Portrait Gallery, Arts Council Collection, and the Royal College of Art – a crucible for Pop painting during this time, as many of the artists in the exhibition met whilst studying there. Another RCA graduate included in the show is Pauline Boty, a largely forgotten artist, represented by her painting Colour Her Gone. This portrait of Marilyn Monroe is shown alongside other important works from public and private collections.

    For many people, Pop Art means Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns, this bold, witty and thought-provoking show proves that painting in Britain in the 1960s could be just as inspirational and iconic as that of the Americans.

    As part of the exhibition, there is a 1960s style living room for an immersive sixties experience.

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

    Picnic site nearby. Free admission to The Bakestone cafe at Abbot Hall.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Fri 14 Jul - Sat 7 Oct 2017 10:30 to 17:00
    Opening times
    July and August: Mon-Sun 10.30am-5pm
    September and October: Mon-Sat 10.30am-5pm

    Prices

    Adults £7.70 with gift aid, £7 without
    Under 16s and Students free

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Fri 14 Jul - Sat 30 Dec A Rake's Progress by David Hockney
    Fri 14 Jul - Sat 7 Oct Painting Pop

    Contact

    Kate Clegg

    01539 722 464

    Address

    Abbot Hall,
    Kendal,
    Cumbria,
    LA9 5AL

    Directions

    From M6 jct 36 take A590 to Kendal. Come off dual-carriageway at Kendal south. Follow signs into town, Abbot Hall is well signed, next to Parish church.

    Just a short walk from Kendal Train Station. Swap onto the Lakes Line from Oxenholme and alight at Kendal.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
    • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

    Picnic site nearby. Free admission to The Bakestone cafe at Abbot Hall.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Dining

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu
    • YesAudible alarm system

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