Skip to main content

Whistler & Nature

ticket FREE ENTRY- Book a ticket
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00
closed Gallery closures and collection updates

'Whistler & Nature' casts a new light on the work of the great late-Victorian master, James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Born in America, but living in the UK for most of his life, he was known as an artist with a bold personality and a revolutionary attitude towards the natural world.

Featuring around 90 paintings, sketches and prints, the exhibition examines how his family involvement in early nineteenth-century industry, and pursuit of a career in the U.S. military, shaped his knowledge of observational drawing and influenced his artistic style. It also looks afresh at his work in the context of attitudes to landscape in British art and design. Whistler’s smoky images of warehouses, harbours and industrial scenes were designed to showcase a new kind of productive, wealth-generating landscape for the modern Victorian age.

Exhibition details

Similar exhibitions

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo