This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of Brutalist architecture.
The exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world. Its rich history includes exhibitions by modern pioneers such as Paul Klee, Lucio Fontana, Francis Bacon, Bridget Riley, and Anthony Caro.
Since September 2015, Hayward Gallery has been closed for essential repairs and refurbishment, including the replacement of the Brutalist building’s 66 iconic pyramid roof lights. When it reopens in 2018, the upper galleries will be flooded with daylight, reopening in January 2018, and marking its 50th anniversary with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky.
Hayward Gallery is part of the Southbank Centre, UK’s largest and world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos.