The Twentieth Century: Exhibition guide

Introduction

Pablo Picasso, ‘Weeping Woman’ 1937
Pablo Picasso
Weeping Woman 1937
Tate
© Succession Picasso/DACS 2017

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century: How it looked and how it felt presents major works of art from the Tate collection across three floors of the Gallery, forming the largest single display to date of the Collection at Tate Liverpool.

Presenting important historic, modern and contemporary works the display explores the art of the twentieth century, and its legacies in the twenty-first, focusing on the development of figurative and abstract art.

The display is arranged thematically and divided into two main sections: Figurative Art on the first floor and Abstraction on the second floor. In each, a series of themed rooms present a rich variety of approaches to figuration and abstraction, revealing a century of influences, connections and continuities.

On the ground floor, two consecutive solo exhibitions present work by major British artists – opening with abstract artist Bridget Riley in September 2007, followed by figurative artist Stanley Spencer in January 2008.

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century Foyer

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century - past exhibition at Tate Liverpool: Exhibition guide - foyer

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century Bridget Riley

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century - past exhibition at Tate Liverpool: Exhibition guide; Bridget Riley

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century Stanley Spencer

The Twentieth Century: past exhibition at Tate Liverpool: Stanley Spencer

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century William Blake

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century - past exhibition at Tate Liverpool: Exhibition guide; The Twentieth Century: William Blake

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century First Floor: Figuration

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century - past exhibition at Tate Liverpool: Exhibition guide - The Twentieth Century: Figuration

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century Second floor: Abstraction

DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century - past exhibition at Tate Liverpool: Exhibition guide; The Twentieth Century: Abstraction

See also

Watch
Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Stanley Spencer: A Sort of Heaven Free entry

10 Mar 1992 – 7 Jan 1993
Stanley Spencer A Sort of Heaven past exhibition Tate Liverpool 1993
FREE
Tate Britain Exhibition

Bridget Riley

26 Jun – 28 Sep 2003
Bridget Riley exhibition at Tate Britain 2003
FREE