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Now Open: Our Public Art Show

Every part of our landscape tells a story about England. Many pieces of public art have become cherished parts of the landscape. Vital to our national identity, they belong to all of us. 

Follow the story of a post-war generation and their remarkable vision of art for all.

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Nicholas Monro sculpture 'King Kong' towering over pedestrians in the Bull Ring, Birmingham, 1972.
    • Nicholas Monro, 'King Kong' for the City Sculpture Project, 1972, the Bull Ring, Birmingham.
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A Celebration of Engineering Sciences on Department of Mechanical Engineering Building at University of Leeds by Allen Johnson, 1963. Listed Grade II

Post-War Public Art Listed

22 January 2016

41 sculptures across England designed to bring our public spaces back to life after WWII are newly listed

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Out There

Our major exhibition now open at Somerset House, London, tells the story of post-war public art created between 1945 and 1985.

Reuniting the Stonehenge Landscape

A new film illustrates the benefits of a Stonehenge road tunnel for the World Heritage Site, people and wildlife.

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