New Acquisitions at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery


The City of Leicester Museums Trust has recently generously agreed to fund the purchase of three new artworks for the Leicester Museums & Galleries collection.

Image: Detail of ‘Blackness in the Hood’ by Stephen Anthony Davids (SAD).

The works touch on the theme of assumptions and stereotypes, identity and society and add significantly to the service holdings of works by, and depicting, Black people. They are the first works in the collection that respond to and reflect the Black Lives Matter movement and their purchase demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that the collection is representative of the city’s diverse residents and is responsive to current events.The works are on show at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery as part of the New Acquisitions display. They are inspiring additions to the collection that join the three works by Barbara Walker bought last year as part of the Leslie-Farquhar Bequest. Leicester Museum & Galleries are actively looking to increase representation of Black / female artists, and images of Black people within the collections, particularly in the fine art collection which is historically biased towards white male artists and representative images of white figures.