ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art. Established in 2008, the collection includes major bodies of work by more than 42 international artists. The guiding principle is to show the work of each artist in dedicated solo exhibitions.

Through ARTIST ROOMS, important works of art can be seen by visitors across the United Kingdom. Since the touring programme began in 2009, nearly 50 million people have visited more than 180 exhibitions at over 85 museums and galleries, from Penzance to the Hebrides, and from Belfast to Llandudno.

ARTIST ROOMS gives young people across the UK the chance to get involved in creative projects, discover more about art and artists, and learn new skills.

The touring programme is delivered by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate in a partnership with Ferens Art Gallery until December 2019, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, the collection was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments.

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Exhibitions and Displays

Tate Modern Display

ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys

German artist Joseph Beuys saw art as central to all aspects of human existence

Free entry
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Alex Katz

30 Mar – 16 Jun 2019

An exhibition of work by influential American artist Alex Katz

Tate Modern Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer

Until 7 July 2019

Discover the powerful work of American artist Jenny Holzer

Free entry
Tate Modern Display

ARTIST ROOMS: Ellen Gallagher: Until 17 November 2019

Ellen Gallagher’s artworks blend fact with fiction, and combine abstraction with recognisable images

Free entry
Grundy Art Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein

13 Jul – 7 Sep 2019

Explore the work of a pioneer of pop art

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus

20 Sep – 1 Dec 2019

Explore the intimate work of American photographer Diane Arbus

Free entry
Quay Arts Centre Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Vija Celmins

21 Sep – 16 Nov 2019

Discover the photo-realistic work of Vija Celmins

Hatton Art Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein

28 Sep 2019 – 4 Jan 2020

Explore the influential work of Roy Lichtenstein

Free entry
National Museum Cardiff Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: August Sander

29 Oct 2019 – 1 Mar 2020

See photographs from August Sander’s People of the Twentieth Century

Free entry
Huddersfield Art Gallery Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Vija Celmins

30 Nov 2019 – 22 Feb 2020

Explore the photo-realistic work of Vija Celmins

Scottish National Portrait Gallery Exhibition

Artist Rooms: Self Evidence: Photographs by Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

Until 20 Oct 2019

Discover the work of three of the twentieth century’s most influential photographers

Free entry

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Image credit: ARTIST ROOMS, Phyllida Barlow at Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2017

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