CLOSED UNTIL MAY: Over 100 Years of Collecting

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

The Laing Art Gallery is closed from 19 March to 1 May 2020

The Flight of Antony and Cleopatra from the Battle of Actium (exh 1897) by Agnes Pringle


28 March 2020 (historic exhibition)


Following new advice in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and in line with other cultural organisations, we have taken the difficult decision to close the Laing Art Gallery from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March.

This is provisionally until 1 May 2020 but we will be reviewing the situation and updating if anything changes.

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Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.

A selection of works from the Laing’s extensive collections.  

Our new display for 2020 features artists including Agnes Pringle, Flora Glover, Winifred Nicholson and Marlene Dumas.