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Opens 28 July 2018. Gallery Three and Four.

Turin-based Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo began collecting contemporary art in 1992 and is one of the most respected private collectors in Europe. Having now amassed approximately 1,500 artworks by many of the major names in international contemporary art, one of her early interests was in supporting women artists.

Drawing on her collection, Herstory features artworks by some of the leading female artists of the last forty years including Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Mona Hatoum and Sarah Lucas, and explores how they have radically altered the face of contemporary art.

In addition to the works from Re Rebaudengo’s collection, the exhibition showcases select items from across our own rich art, museum and local history collections offering further resonance to some of the issues being addressed.

In 1995 Re Rebaudengo established the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in her native Turin. Alongside educational initiatives and exhibitions, the Fondazione prioritises collaboration with other public galleries to support artists and promote contemporary art.


Opening Times

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Art Cafe: 10am-4pm. Please check during holiday periods.

FREE admission to exhibitions and some regular activities. Talks, tours, performances, workshops and special events have a cost.

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Main Reception: 01706 924492.   Visitor Information Centre: 01706 924928.   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Courtesy of FSRR. Photo: Stefano Sciuto

Image: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Courtesy of FSRR. Photo: Stefano Sciuto