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A Break from Tradition


23 November 2023
September 30
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University Art Collection
6 Redlands Road Reading RG1 5EX + Google Map
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Closeup of dancers in 'Ballet at the Alhambra' by Spencer Gore

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a transformative period in Europe. Developments in industry, technology and transportation altered life beyond recognition.

It was against this backdrop of unprecedented social, economic and political change that a new generation of artists began to challenge traditional artistic practices. These artists would eventually create what we now refer to as ‘modern art’.

This exhibition explores the artworks created during this period.