13 fantastic photos of the Sainsbury Centre as it celebrates 40 years of success
PUBLISHED: 11:05 07 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:05 07 April 2018
Today (April 7) the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) celebrates 40 years of success - to mark the occasion, here’s a look at 13 fantastic photos of the iconic gallery.
Hundreds of thousands of people have visited the striking building, from the Queen, who dropped by in 2017 to enjoy a cultural tour of Fiji, to the cast of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, who made the building their superhero headquarters in 2015.
The gallery has also played host to BBC Antiques Roadshow and is set to make another appearance in the upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, due to hit cinemas on April 27.
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Built between 1974 and 1976, the gallery is home to various permanent and temporary collections, as well as a study area, restaurant and coffee shop.
To mark its 40th birthday, a new exhibition called SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-1990 which examines developments in architecture, is being launched. The exhibition will run until September 2.
In a statement on UEA’s website, Paul Greenhalgh, Director of the Sainsbury Centre, said: “It is a real joy to work inside a masterpiece, alongside hundreds of masterpieces. The main gallery, called the Living Area, is my favourite part of the building, though the wonderful corridor in the crescent wing, is an architectural poem in its own right.”
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