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Welcome to Leeds Art Gallery following the extensive re-glazing of the original Victorian roof and a period of refurbishment to the 130 year old Grade II listed building. Leeds Art Gallery has one of the most nationally significant collections of 20th century British art. With our reopening displays, we are looking closely at aspects of this collection, and the remarkable works that define it. With our reopening displays How The Light Gets In we look closely at aspects of this collection, and the remarkable works that define it.

Our refurbishment allows us to present elements of our collection, quite literally, in a whole new light. Lothar Götz’s stunning wall painting Xanadu links the ground and first floor galleries, leading visitors up to the new light-filled spaces above.

Having restored the ceiling in the first floor Central Court and revealed the original spectacular Victorian glass roof, we are delighted to present Arena by Alison Wilding – one of the most recent gifts to the collection – in this newly restored, light-filled gallery.

Leeds Art Gallery has always focused on collecting art of the current times. 'How The Light Gets In' presents the earliest acquisitions in the last years of the 19th century – many of which were gifts from the Gallery’s founders – and the latest acquisitions, some of which are revealed here for the first time.

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