Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

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The Rugby Art Gallery and Museum is a combined art gallery and museum located in central Rugby, Warwickshire, in England.

The purpose-built building housing it which was opened in 2000 also contains the town's library.

The art gallery hosts a nationally recognised temporary exhibition from the "Rugby collection of 20th century and contemporary British art", which includes prints, drawings and paintings by artists such as Stanley Spencer, Bridget Riley, Leon Kossoff, Paul Nash, Robert Priseman, Simon Burton, Linda Ingham, L. S. Lowry and Lucian Freud. It also hosts collections of contemporary arts and crafts when the main collection is not available.

The museum hosts a collection of Roman artefacts, excavated from the nearby Roman town of Tripontium. It also has a display of the social and industrial history of Rugby. In December 2006, the Rugby World Cup was exhibited at the museum. The facility became the permanent physical home of the World Rugby Hall of Fame in November 2016.[1]

As part of a national venture called Get it Loud in Libraries, the building has played host to gigs of various music artists such as Plan B and British Sea Power.

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  1. ^ "World Rugby Hall of Fame: Jonny Wilkinson attends launch". BBC News Coventry and Warwickshire. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 

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Coordinates: 52°22′18″N 1°15′52″W / 52.3717°N 1.2645°W / 52.3717; -1.2645