This exhibition has ended
ANISH KAPOOR AT HOUGHTON HALL :
Largest UK exhibition of outdoor sculptures
Houghton Hall was built by Sir Robert Walpole, Great Britain’s first Prime Minister in around 1722. Designed by prominent Georgian architects Colen Campbell and James Gibbs, it is one of the country’s finest examples of Palladian architecture. Houghton and its estate passed to the Cholmondeley family at the end of the 18th Century and remains a family home. The house and award-winning gardens have been open to the public since 1976.
In recent years the family and team at Houghton Hall has curated a series of major art exhibitions, starting with the return of paintings from the magnificent art collection of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, sold to Catherine the Great to adorn the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, which was brought back and reassembled in its spectacular original setting. More recent exhibitions have included Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Anish Kapoor.
The house and grounds have become a popular summer destination for a day out which includes the house and gardens. As well as the special exhibitions, is a permanent collection of outdoor sculpture including works by some of the UK's most prominent artists Richard Long, James Turrell, Rachel Whiteread.
In the stable block, gallerists Contemporary & Country curate a selling exhibition of the most talented artists and craftspeople of the region including Colin Self, John Kiki, Bruer Tidman to name a few.