A new display of art from the 20th and 21st centuries can be viewed in Gallery 11. It includes works by well-known artists from the first half of the century such as Pablo Picasso, L. S. Lowry and Ben Nicholson, as well as a vibrantly coloured painting of 1997 Oval Works, Gaze Left by Gary Wragg, which was given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
This reinvigorated hang has been devised to show to their full advantage pieces of furniture acquired for the Museum by Sir Nicholas and Lady Goodison. A marvellous and intriguing acquisition, Egon Schiele Chair by Colin Harris, designed to echo the form and colour of the Austrian artist’s seated female figure (1917) is shown for the first time. In this year celebrating the centenary of women's suffrage we have the work of three female artists on display: Barbara Hepworth, Marie Louise von Motesïczky and Prunella Clough. We have also selected works on paper as part of the new hang, which include prints lent to us by The Keatley Trust, and a full length nude self-portrait drawing by Stanley Spencer, on loan to us from the Frua-Valsecchi collection. This section also includes some prints given to the Museum by Sir Alan Bowness, including a lithograph by Roger Bissière.