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Twelve important modern works of art by internationally renowned artists have been gifted to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. The works, which were given by well-known art collectors Eric and Jean Cass through the Contemporary Art Society, include two lithographs by the famous Surrealist Joan Miró and a major work by Dutch artist Karel Appel and will be exhibited at National Museum Cardiff from 4 May until 21 July 2013.
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has been helping to tackle child poverty in Wales by delivering science education through an innovative distance learning project in disadvantaged areas in Wales and UK wide.
The number of people visiting Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ sites is continuing to rise, with figures reaching a record high of 1.75 million visits in 2012-13 (9% above target).
One of the world's most acclaimed ceramicists working today, Julian Stair comes to Cardiff with his first major museum solo exhibition. Julian Stair Quietus: The vessel, death and the human body explores rituals around death and burial and how these can be interpreted as a celebration of life at National Museum Cardiff from 6 April – 7 July 2013.
The first ever Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival takes place in March, a fantastic celebration of children’s books and National Museum Cardiff is one of the venues hosting amazing authors and illustrators from Martin Brown’s Horrible Histories to Doctor Who and How to Train your Dragon, there’s something for everyone. Events take place in the Reardon Smith Theatre at National Museum Cardiff on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March. To purchase tickets please call 02920230130. The festival is supported by Legal & General.
Artist Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) was influenced profoundly by the locations in which he worked and during the 1930s he developed a very personal vision of the Pembrokeshire landscape, noting that ‘I felt as much a part of the earth as my features were part of me’. A new exhibition Spirit of Place: Sutherland and the Romantic Landscape at Oriel y Parc Gallery & Visitor Centre in St Davids, Pembrokeshire (16 March – 8 July 2013) includes work the collection of Amgueddfa Cymru, and also includes a loan of a major Sutherland oil painting from Tate, Black Landscape. Painted between 1939 and 1940, Black Landscape is one of the best examples of Sutherland's early work in Pembrokeshire.