About Face Exhibition

About Face: The Rugby Collection 2018

Portraits from The National Portrait Gallery, The Lowry and the Rugby Collection

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
30 March - 16 June 2018

This Spring Rugby’s renowned collection of 20th century and contemporary British art is being exhibited and curated around the theme of portraits. Telling the story of some of the artists within the Rugby collection with help from loans from The National Portrait Gallery and The Lowry. The loans, which are all self-portraits, include Lucian Freud, Edward Bawden, Eduardo Paolozzi and Lowry. 

The exhibition will also showcase new works added to the Rugby Collection and some of the old favourites. Visitors will also be able to get involved with the exhibition by adding their own ‘selfie’ to the changing gallery of faces. 

Alongside ‘About Face’, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum will play host to a packed programme of events, programmes and talks that will delve into the world of portraits giving visitors the opportunity to learn a new skill and expand their knowledge on the subject.

Image: LS Lowry Head of a Man 1938 © The Lowry Collection, Salford