Make sure to visit the new exhibition at BMAG – ‘Thoughts on Portraiture’ – which is on until 18 November 2019. The exhibition enables visitors to explore how artists have used a wide range of styles and imagery, including unusual animal and mythological references, to interpret complex human emotion and experiences through highlights from Birmingham’s modern art collection.
The display explores these themes and what they mean to us today, including pieces by Pablo Picasso, Frank Auerbach and Francis Newton Souza. A large number of the works on display were purchased by or with the assistance of the Friends, including the star piece ‘One Man and his Sheep’ by Ana Maria Pacheco, which was purchased to celebrate the Friends 75th anniversary. Click here for more information.