Paula Rego exhibition extended

Following the deeply sad news of Dame Paula Rego’s passing on 8 June 2022, Petersfield Museum has decided to extend its current exhibition of her work, ‘Paula Rego: Literary Inspirations’, until Saturday 10 September 2022.

The Museum wishes to be able to provide both those who love Paula Rego’s art and those who have yet to discover the artist’s work with a greater opportunity to visit and experience this private collection and appreciate one of the most significant figurative artists of our time.

A private collection of Paula Rego prints, including some rare pieces that were inspired by novels, poems, plays and history books and which have never been publicly displayed before, are currently on display at Petersfield Museum.

The exhibition provides a fascinating insight into Rego’s inspirations through literature and how this manifested itself into astonishing and thought-provoking pieces of artwork.

Curator of Petersfield Museum and ‘Paula Rego: Literary Inspirations’, Sophie Yaniw, commented:

“The world has lost one of its greats. Paula Rego was a brilliant artist who was authentically herself, and challenged and inspired others to be the same. She wasn’t afraid to speak out against injustice, and her work has brought about debate and positive change. We are tremendously grateful to have had the opportunity to explore and share some of her seminal work, and are better for it.”

Petersfield Museum Director, Dan McWilliam commented:

“By extending ‘Paula Rego: Literary Inspirations’ throughout the summer, we hope that many more people can experience this wonderful and rare exhibition and see for themselves the astonishing originality and skill that has made Paula Rego such an important and thought-provoking artist.”

For tickets to see 'Paula Rego: Literary Inspirations', click here.