‘Out There: Our Post-War Public Art’ at Somerset House

'Out There: Our Post-War Public Art' at Somserset House, February 3 - 10 April 2016

Historic England is showing its first major exhibition, Out There: Our Post-War Public Art at Somerset House in London from 3rd February-10th April 2016. The exhibition tells the fascinating story of the forgotten national collection of public art created between 1945-85, by pioneering artists inspired by a utopian vision for the future. Works featured will include those by Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink and Paul Mount.

Many pieces have been lost, damaged, moved or even destroyed, others saved, celebrated and widely loved. All of them were created with care and conviction for the public. The show will explore why post-war public art matters, how it might be looked after better and what we can all do to help save it.

The exhibition includes several artworks framed using our bespoke Spacer Framing service.

Curated by Sarah Gaventa, Out There will celebrate England’s fascinating yet forgotten national collection and is part of Somerset House’s Utopia 2016 season to mark the 500th anniversary of the publication of Sir Thomas More’s classic.

Out There: Our Post-War Public Art at Somerset House

3 February – 10 April

Somserset House,




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