New Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries Complete Wales’s National Museum of Art


CARDIFF.- From 9 July 2011, Wales will have its own National Museum of Art, showcasing the full rang e of the nation’s world-class art collection under one roof at National Museum Cardiff. For the first time, the National Museum ’s mix of fine and applied art, from the historic to the contemporary, will be shown in a single series of integrated galleries, giving a new visibility to art in Wales and to the art of Wales . Visitors will be able to enjoy the story of Wales’s unique visual tradition and its place within a wider British and international context through works from Tudor to modern Wales, outstanding European Old Master paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism drawn largely from the world-class collection of French art bequeathed by Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, and an inspiring contemporary collection. The West Wing – six i