“If anywhere, this is the place to promote a new belief in the good of art”: The Independent
The Whitechapel Gallery was founded in 1901 to bring great art to the people of east London.
The Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.
Their history is a history of firsts: in 1939 Picasso’s masterpiece, Guernica was displayed at the Whitechapel Gallery on its first and only visit to Britain; in 1958 the Gallery presented the first major show in Britain of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock; and in 1970 and 1971 the first shows of David Hockney, Gilbert & George and Richard Long were staged to great acclaim.
With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, art courses, Cafe/Bar and Bookshop, the Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.
Whitechapel Gallery is internationally renowned for its exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and its pioneering education and public events programmes. They continue to play a unique role in the capital’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of east London as a leading contemporary art quarter.
We are excited to support Whitechapel Gallery’s latest exhibition Is this Tomorrow?, a major new project which takes This is Tomorrow, Whitechapel Gallery’s 1956 landmark exhibition, as its point of departure. Bagri Foundation is proud to have enabled a new commission by Bangladeshi artist Rana Begum and award-winning Dhaka-based architect Marina Tabassum