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National Museum of Art for Wales Opens

Wales now has its own National Museum of Art, the museum opened to the public on Saturday 9 July 2011.

The opening exhibition— I cannot escape this place — includes works by artists associated with Wales such as Josef Herman and Shani Rhys James alongside leading British and international artists including Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Rachel Whiteread.

Works range from Tudor to modern Wales, outstanding European Old Master paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism – drawn largely from the world-class collection of French art bequeathed by Gwendoline and Margaret Davies – silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, and an inspiring contemporary collection.

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