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The Stanley Spencer Gallery is an art museum in the South of England dedicated to the life and work of the artist Stanley Spencer. It was opened in 1962 and is located in the Thameside village of Cookham, Berkshire where the artist was born and spent much of his life. The Collection comprises over 100 paintings and drawings, which includes a number of long term loans. Exhibitions are mounted on a regular basis which include loans from other public institutions and public collection.
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|Tuesday||10:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Thursday||10:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Friday||10:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
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|Sunday||10:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
Fascinating small gallery with changing exhibitions of Spencer's work.
A small gallery with some interesting exhibits. The audio guide is quite good. It's a shame that the donors of the pieces are given such prominence on the written descriptions. Upstairs the video information and document files are worth spending some time on.
Small but informative gallery devoted to this one of a kind artist
Great gallery of Spencer's work and very knowledgeable staff.
A small gallery which give you possibility just to open a little glance for such an amasing, versatile artist as Spencer, I was impressed with his portraits, so typical English faces, he made pple open to you by their characters!! Abstract works are lively much..
Small but packed with wonderful Stanley Spencer art and information and staffed by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. There are two exhibitions a year on different themes as well as a video on the artist's life and loads of other resources. Stanley Spencer's paintings are powerful and beautiful. He was prolific and painted through many years so not all of them are the same flavour. All show passion and attention to detail which means with many of them.yoy are still seeing new things after multiple viewings. The gallery itself is well lit. It is in the centre of Cookham and there is a small free car park and public toilets nearby. There are no refreshments on sight but Cookham has a couple of lovely pubs and a tea room. There is a nice walk around the village to see places where the artist lived and painted.
He didn't paint a picture of me. Plus, lets face it, his pictures are shit!
Hadn't come across the artist before and the large unfinished piece showing how he planned the picture was fascinating. Doesn't take long to see the whole exhibition so quite costly for what it is.
A small gallery, but with an important collection of Spencer's paintings and drawings, and changing exhibitions featuring works borrowed from other collections. Particularly impressive is the huge unfinished canvas of Christ preaching on the Thames at Cookham where you can see exactly how he worked.
if you have to gravel nu local public transport grom London. do not take the time to visit it. just a very small exhibition
A very small gallery, but worth the visit if you like Stanley Spencer. Two exhibitions a year make this worth return trips as the entire space is changed each time.