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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Arms & Armour Collection
Description
There is a small collection of mainly Japanese material.
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There is a small collection of mainly Japanese material.
Date range of collection
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Accumulation Dates
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Lichfield Street Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 1DU United Kingdom
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DOMUS
WM000013 
Email
info@wolverhamptonart.org.uk
Telephone
01902 552 055
Fax
01902 552 053 
Visiting Information
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.
Building Information
Grade II*. Wolverhampton Art Gallery is a typical late Victorian purpose-built museum and art gallery with a modern extension added in 2006. The original Gallery building was designed by Birmingham artist Julius Chatwin. The first floor is called a 'blind floor' as there are no windows in the walls in order to give plenty of space for hanging pictures. Outside, the Gallery is faced in limestone from Bath and has six impressive red granite columns at the main entrance. On two sides of the building there are decorative friezes representing the Arts and the Sciences. The 16 characters on the frieze facing Lichfield Street represent the Arts. These include sculpture, painting, architecture, pottery, glassblowing and wrought-iron work. On St. Peter's Close are 18 figures representing Sciences such as astronomy and navigation, and local industries including blacksmithing and lock making. The man holding a scroll on this side of the building is modeled on a local stonemason who worked on the building in the 1880s. In 2006 work began on a £6.4 million building programme to create and extension with two new triangular galleries. The new spaces will house Wolverhampton’s extensive Pop Art Collection and provide additional space for special exhibitions of both contemporary and traditional art.
Collections Overview
Wolverhampton art Gallery has excellent and highly unusual fine art collections which include the following: Our 20th century British art collection reflects important trends in British painting and sculpture from the first half of the twentieth century, as well as more recent developments. Our 21st century art collection shows that art can be a powerful voice in today’s society. It addresses issues of war, race, gender, civil liberties and national identity Our Asian art collection contains Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern decorative items dating from the 1500s to the early 1900s. Our Georgian art collection has contains items bequeathed by local industrialists Philip Horsman, Sidney Cartwright and Paul Lutz. Gifts and purchases enlarged the collection during the twentieth century. Our Pop art collection, containing Pop Art from the 1960s and 1970s, is one of the most well known in Britain outside London’s Tate Gallery. It includes artwork from Britain and America. Our Victorian art collection includes paintings by Edwin Landseer, Francis Danby, Elizabeth Armstrong Forbes, John Faed and William Frederick Yeames, an impressive collection of Genre paintings – domestic scenes telling moral and sentimental stories and a collection of Elkington plate and fictile ivories - replicas of metalwork and carved ivory objects from some of the greatest European collections. The Victorian Genre collection has the finest collection in the UK of paintings by members of the Cranbrook Colony, a group of artists based in Kent including Frederick Daniel Hardy, George Bernard O’Neill and John Calcott Horsley.
Display Overview
Wolverhampton Art Gallery aims to provide a friendly, accessible and inclusive environment for visitors to explore art, at their leisure. The Art Gallery has two large first floor spaces, which have been decorated to reflect the Georgian and Victorian artworks on display. At Your Pleasure has been designed to engage visitors with the historical themes relevant to the Georgian period. Included are a series of interactive workstations which complement the detailed paintings from the period. In 2006 work began on a £6.4 million building programme to create and extension with two new triangular galleries. The new spaces, due to open in 2007, will house Wolverhampton’s extensive Pop Art Collection and provide additional space for special exhibitions of both contemporary and traditional art.
Star Objects
Cubist painting with bottles by Roy Lichtenstein "Jackie", by Andy Warhol "Peace and Planty", by Janssens
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