“ARTIST ROOMS 2010 Tour” Announced ~ 21 Exhibitions of Contemporary Art

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Ron Mueck - " Boy " - Manchester Art Gallery (showing Ron Mueck – February 4 to April 11, 2010)

LONDON.- 21 British museums and galleries from
Llandudno to Fort William will be able to show masterpieces of contemporary art
in 2010 thanks to “ARTIST ROOMS”, Anthony d’Offay’s gift to the nation made in
2008.
The “ARTIST ROOMS 2010 Tour” has been made possible by
The Art Fund and is supported by the Scottish Government. Held jointly by
National Galleries of Scotland and Tate
, “ARTIST ROOMS” is the largest
public gift of art to museums in UK history. The collection has now been
enhanced by artists and collectors who have made significant donations to the
scheme including: Ed Ruscha, “The Music from the Balconies”, 1984, donated by
the artist; Ian Hamilton Finlay, “Idylls End in Thunderstorms”, 1986; and “A
Last Word Rudder”, 1999 donated by the Estate of the artist.