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Nature Study

Saturday 6 July – Sunday 6 October

Explore the exceptional career of Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), one of the most influential artists of modern times.

A large spider sculpture in a green meadow below a blue sky next to a neoclassical building.

Opening Times

Tue – Sun: 10am-5pm

Mondays: Closed, except bank holidays


Galleries are open 10.30am – 5pm

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Explore the exceptional career of Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), one of the most influential artists of modern times.

With over 40 works, including some rarely seen in the UK, such as Lair (1962) and The Couple (2007-2009). Louise Bourgeois: Nature Study demonstrates Bourgeois’ versatility, as well as the enduring emotive power of her art.

The exhibition brings together works on paper, paintings, textile pieces and sculptures made across the artist’s seven-decade long career, from a rare early painting, made in the 1940s, to examples of her iconic bronze Spider sculptures from the 1990s, and À l’Infini, a series of monumental works on paper that envelop and immerse the viewer, made during the final years of Bourgeois’ life. Spreading seamlessly from the galleries into the landscape, the exhibition will explore important themes within Bourgeois’ work including cycles of time and nature, landscape as a metaphor for the mind and body, and the importance of memory.

Image: Les Fleurs, 2009 Photo Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by DACS, UK

Presented in collaboration with ARTIST ROOMS and The Easton Foundation, New York. The exhibition features important loans from The Easton Foundation alongside a remarkable body of her work from ARTIST ROOMS, the national collection jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland.

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