Received Dissent: An American Mail Art Project
Tuesday 3 April 2018 to Saturday 28 July 2018
The seminal mail art project, the SMS Portfolio, goes on display in its entirety for the first time in the UK in this new exhibition, which brings together work by Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Yoko Ono and more.
Sculptors’ Work on Paper from Sheffield’s Collection 1945 - 75
Saturday 10 March 2018 to Saturday 15 September 2018
A small display of works on paper by artists who also work in sculpture. It explores how artists use different means to explore their ideas.
Dan Holdsworth: Mapping the Limits of Space
Saturday 16 December 2017 to Saturday 17 March 2018
Dan Holdsworth’s latest work combines real and virtual representations of the geological landscape to explore the relationship between photography, science and technology.
Going Public - The Kirkland Collection
Saturday 2 September 2017 to Saturday 2 December 2017
Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield continues at the Graves Gallery this autumn with one of the UK’s finest private collections of modern and contemporary art, the Kirkland Collection.
William Blake: The Book of Job
Tuesday 18 July 2017 to Saturday 3 March 2018
This new display at the Graves Gallery showcases a series of 21 line engravings illustrating the biblical story of Job by visionary, poet and artist, William Blake.
An Earthly Paradise: Gardens in Art
Saturday 25 March 2017 to Saturday 12 August 2017
An Earthly Paradise explores the diverse ways artists have represented these uniquely personal spaces in their work.
Street View: Photographs of Urban Life
Saturday 15 October 2016 to Saturday 11 March 2017
Street View: Photographs of Urban Life explores how photographers have captured city life on camera in Sheffield, around the UK and abroad.
Going Public – The Napoleone Collection
Friday 15 July 2016 to Saturday 1 October 2016
Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield returns to the Graves Gallery this
summer with highlights from one of Europe’s finest private collections of contemporary art.
The Art Fund: Donald Parker Bequest
Tuesday 5 April 2016 to Saturday 29 October 2016
This display celebrates the allocation of six paintings to Museums Sheffield bequeathed by Donald Parker through the Art Fund.
Bridget Riley: Venice and Beyond, Paintings 1967-1972
Thursday 18 February 2016 to Saturday 25 June 2016
Bridget Riley is one of Britain’s most important and accomplished abstract painters, with a career spanning six decades. This new exhibition at the Graves Gallery will focus on a breakthrough moment in the development of the artist’s work: the introduction of colour.
The Age of Abstraction: Women Artists
Friday 5 February 2016 to Saturday 29 October 2016
Abstraction was one of the most significant artistic developments of 20th century. This display looks at the women who followed in Hilma Af Kilnt's footsteps during the 1960s and 1970s.
Work in Focus: Godfrey Sykes
Tuesday 26 January 2016 to Tuesday 3 May 2016
2016 marks 150 years since the death of Godfrey Sykes. This display showcases a selection of Sykes’ works from the city’s collection, including paintings, watercolours, designs and metalwork.
Henry Tonks and his Slade School Students
Thursday 12 November 2015 to Friday 31 March 2017
This display explores Henry Tonks and his former students through their drawings of the human form including works by Gertler, Bomberg, Spencer and Nash.
Work in Focus: JG Graves
Thursday 17 September 2015 to Tuesday 19 January 2016
This new display celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of John George Graves, one of Sheffield’s great philanthropists.
Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield
Wednesday 16 September 2015 to Saturday 30 January 2016
Museums Sheffield presents a unique programme of exhibitions and events in association with partners across the city.
A Tale of Two Artists: Sickert & Lessore
Saturday 13 June 2015 to Saturday 30 January 2016
This new display brings together prints and drawings by Walter Sickert and Therese Lessore from Sheffield’s collection.
A Cultural Legacy – Remembering Frank Constantine
Saturday 13 June 2015 to Saturday 29 August 2015
Frank Constantine was Director of Sheffield City Art Galleries from 1964–1982.This exhibition celebrates Frank's inspirational and hugely varied collecting.
Work in Focus: The Battle of Waterloo
Tuesday 2 June 2015 to Saturday 29 August 2015
This 1876 painting by Ernest Crofts, restored with help from the Friends of Museums Sheffield, depicts the morning before Napoleon’s downfall.
Work in Focus: Prussian Blue
Sunday 1 February 2015 to Saturday 30 May 2015
Renowned Scottish artist Michael Fullerton has been commissioned in a new collaboration between S1 Artspace and Museums Sheffield.
Edward Bawden - Artist & Designer
Saturday 20 December 2014 to Saturday 30 May 2015
Edward Bawden was one of Britain’s most influential graphic artists of the 20th century. This new display represents Bawden's career through prints, watercolours, mural deigns and examples of his iconic wallpaper.
The Great Outdoors - Paintings by Stanley Royle
Saturday 13 December 2014 to Saturday 30 May 2015
Stanley Royle was one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century. This major retrospective exhibition, the first in almost 30 years, will showcase Sheffield’s magnificent collection of his paintings, the largest in the country.
Picture the Poet
Wednesday 3 September 2014 to Saturday 29 November 2014
Picture the Poet brings together images of some of the most important poets of our times by equally well-known and respected photographers living today, providing an insight into the people who have crafted images for our imaginations out of words.
Drawing the Summer: Drawing the Line
Thursday 10 July 2014 to Saturday 16 August 2014
For centuries, drawing has been used as a tool to communicate ideas, express ourselves and make sense of the world. This exhibition brings together drawings from across Sheffield’s collections representing art, history and science.
Drawing the Summer: The Paper Museum
Thursday 10 July 2014 to Saturday 16 August 2014
This exhibition is part of Drawing the Summer, a programme of exhibitions, events, and have-a-go activities to get Sheffield sketching morning, noon and night
The Wonder of Work: Prints of War & Industry by Joseph Pennell
Saturday 5 July 2014 to Saturday 13 December 2014
This display of prints by American artist Joseph Pennell shows the power and scale of the First World War munitions works.
Pole Position: Polish Art in Britain 1939–1989
Saturday 11 January 2014 to Saturday 28 June 2014
Pole Position is a brand new exhibition which will shed light on a neglected chapter in the story of British art.
Against the Grain: Wood Engravings from Sheffield’s Collection
Saturday 7 December 2013 to Saturday 28 June 2014
This display brings together a beautiful selection of 20th century wood engravings from Sheffield’s collections, including works by artists such as Gertrude Hermes, Paul Nash and Gwen Raverat.
Art Sheffield 2013
Friday 4 October 2013 to Saturday 14 December 2013
As part of the Art Sheffield 2013 city-wide exhibition Zero Hours, Joseph Beuy’s Economic Values goes on display at the Graves Gallery.
On the Face of It: Photographic Portraits from Sheffield’s Collection
Thursday 18 April 2013 to Saturday 30 November 2013
An evocative selection of photo portraits drawn from Sheffield's photography collection.
The Power of the Print: Leonard Beaumont Rediscovered
Saturday 22 December 2012 to Saturday 14 September 2013
A fresh look at a Sheffield artist whose work has rarely received the attention it deserves.
Turner & the Monro Masters
Friday 7 September 2012 to Saturday 13 April 2013
This display features some of Sheffield’s finest watercolours by the great masters of this medium; JMW Turner, Thomas Girtin, Peter De Wint and John Sell Cotman.
Andy Warhol: Late Self-Portraits
Wednesday 11 April 2012 to Saturday 1 December 2012
Andy Warhol was also the most photographed American artist of the 20th century. But what do the images he created of himself really tell us about him? Who was Warhol?
The Blk Art Group
Saturday 27 August 2011 to Saturday 24 March 2012
The Blk Art Group was formed in the early 1980s by a radical group of young black artists making powerful and thought-provoking work.
The Triumph of Maximilian I
Thursday 31 March 2011 to Saturday 13 August 2011
Before the advent of photography, just how does a Holy Roman Emperor make sure he is remembered long after his bones and deeds have turned to dust?
Paul Nash & Fay Godwin
Wednesday 21 July 2010 to Saturday 19 March 2011
Drawing on photographs owned by the City of Sheffield, this exhibition shines a spotlight on two different artists with a common fascination; the British landscape.
Writers of Influence: Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling
Saturday 17 April 2010 to Saturday 3 July 2010
Taking visitors to the Graves Gallery on a journey from the Bard to Jarvis Cocker, a new exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery celebrates some of Britain’s finest literary talents.
ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe
Saturday 19 December 2009 to Saturday 27 March 2010
Provocateur.Innovator. Icon. Museums Sheffield is thrilled to play host to the city's very first exhibition of work from one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century, Robert Mapplethorpe.