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The Whitechapel Gallery

History of the Gallery The Whitechapel Gallery was founded in 1901 by the Barnetts. ItRead More

History of the Gallery
The Whitechapel Gallery was founded in 1901 by the Barnetts. It was opened by Lord Rosebery and 206,000 people visited the first exhibition. The gallery grew from smaller exhibitions organised by the Barnetts who firmly believed in the good of bringing art to the people of East London. Samuel Barnett declared that “even the lowest people of London” could “appreciate the highest art”.