Harewood has enjoyed a very special relationship with contemporary artists throughout its history.
JMW Turner came to Harewood as a young artist aged just 22 and left a legacy of majestic watercolours which remain in the collection today.
Other well-known artists historically associated with the House include watercolourists Thomas Girtin, John Varley and John Piper, and photographer Roger Fenton.
Today Harewood is home to an astounding collection of paintings by masters of the Italian Renaissance, family portraits by Reynolds, Hoppner and Lawrence, and modern art collected by the 7th Earl and Countess.
Drawing on these rich historic associations as inspiration, we continue this tradition today with Harewood Contemporary: a programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the season, taking place in the Terrace Gallery, in the State Rooms and occasionally in the grounds including the Terrace, West Garden and Harewood Church.
From commissioning the young Turner and Chippendale through to its current contemporary arts initiative, Harewood showcases new works, inspires originality and celebrates the masters, so visitors can enjoy an eclectic mix of constantly changing exhibitions, lectures and arts-led activities against a backdrop of exceptional architecture, interiors and award winning gardens.
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