Free entry National Museum Cardiff Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS August Sander

August Sander, Secretary at West German Radio in Cologne, Sekretärin beim Westdeutschen Rundfunk in Köln 1931. ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010.

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

August Sander is considered one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. He sought an honest portrayal of German society by photographing people of all ages and backgrounds; from farmers, policemen and politicians to bricklayers, secretaries and artists. The result is an extensive body of work that captures, above all, the humanity of his subjects.

The exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff shows over eighty portraits from his project People of the Twentieth Century, which classifies individuals and groups of people according to profession and social class.

The ARTIST ROOMS programme of exhibitions with partner museums and galleries enables access to modern and contemporary art of international significance in rural areas, small towns and major cities throughout the UK.

Exhibitions are happening throughout 2019 and into 2020 in venues large and small, the length and breadth of the country, from Dundee to The Isle of Wight.

Works from the ARTIST ROOMS collection can also be seen at Tate sites in London, Liverpool and St Ives as well as at National Galleries of Scotland sites in Edinburgh.

National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NP


26 October 2019 – 1 March 2020

For opening times and accessibility information, please visit the National Museum Cardiff website