Timeline: American Art in Post-War Britain

This chronological overview identifies the events that affected how American art has been seen and understood in Britain. Beyond influential exhibitions, the timeline highlights public performances and installations of American artworks, significant instances of American art entering British collections, visits of prominent American artists to Britain, and the opening of particular commercial galleries that played an important role in promoting American art. The timeline also offers rarely seen photographs of artists, installation views, catalogue covers and press reviews, drawn from Tate’s Library, Archive and Gallery Records.