Living with art. From Picasso to Celmins

Exhibition January 14 − March 5, 2021
British Museum hosts an exhibition “Living with Art. From Picasso to Celmins ".

The exhibition spans nearly a century of contemporary art and includes works from the Walker collection, from Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to Lucien Freud, Bridget Riley, David Hockney and Vija Celmins.

The exhibition aims to trace the development of 20th century art in Europe and America through key exhibits from Walker's collection, which he saw as the pinnacle of his own art history education and development. During his lifetime, Walker surrounded himself with works from his collection in all the rooms of his apartment in Maida Vale, including the kitchen and bathroom. He bought art for pleasure, not financial gain, and after his death, he generously left his collection of over 200 works to the British Museum.

Based on site materials British Museum, London.

Galleries at the exhibition