Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an inspiring public art museum at the University of East Anglia (UEA), in Norwich.

Opened in 1978, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts was Norman Foster’s first major public building. Built originally to house the permanent display of the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury collection, the museum today houses three collections: the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection donated to UEA in 1973, the University collection of Abstract and Constructivist art and the Anderson collection of Art Nouveau.

The collection covers 5000 years of art history, with an extensive collection of contemporary art, Art Nouveau, modern and world art, acquired since 1930. The most famous artists are in the collection (Moore, Degas, Picasso, Bacon, Giacometti, Modigliani…).

The Sainsbury Centre programme involves exhibits, the permanent display and a unique education programme that includes tours workshops and lectures.

Fabrica and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts worked together on the European-funded project Time and Place.

Visit their site to find out more about the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Untitled 2 copy Opened in 1978, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts was Norman Foster's first major public building