A major retrospective exhibition of Paula Rego’s work in the UK is part of the programming of a new museum that will open next year in Milton Keynes, outside London.
‘Paula Rego: Obedience and Desafio’, the first major retrospective of the work of the Portuguese painter in England in more than a decade, includes previously unpublished paintings and paper works owned by her family and close friends.
The exhibition, which runs from June 13 to September 22, will reflect “Rego’s perspective as a woman immersed in urgent social issues and current affairs,” said the MK Gallery.
The exhibition then goes on a tour, first to the National Museum of Modern Art of Scotland in Edinburgh and then to the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the first retrospective of Paula Rego’s work in both Scotland and Ireland.
The museum will open to the public on March 16 with the exhibition ‘The Land Lie’, a collective exhibition that intends to show the transformations in the British landscape in terms of leisure activities throughout the centuries, with works by artists including Canaletto, L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi, J.M.W. Turner or Rachel Whiteread.