Body & Soul is an exhibition of artworks exploring how women have been represented in art over the past two centuries. The Higgins Bedford has an extensive collection of artwork by celebrated artists and you can see works by Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Dora Carrington, Stanley Spencer, Henri Matisse, Gwen John, Roy Lichtenstein, Lucian Freud and Chila Burman.
The exhibition considers how women's bodies have been used by male artists, alongside how they have been viewed by women artists. When looking at the exhibition, it is worth considering the reasons why women of colour, trans women and disabled women are not represented in the collection- and in the wider art world.
The exhibition continues until 2 October 2022, and is free!