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Art, Power, Diplomacy

A new book tells the untold story of the Government Art Collection

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A Welsh landscape

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) revisits his own painting after a gap of some 60 years

Lucien Freud

Keith Vaughan: Romanticism to Abstraction

Two paintings from the Government Art Collection are on show in this new exhibition

Bathers by a Green Bank by Keith Vaughan

The Story of the Government Art Collection

An exhibition of material drawn from the archives of the Government Art Collection

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April's Featured Work celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edward Lear.