Current exhibition

Winter Programme: Migration

16 October 2015 - 21 February 2016

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Welcome to the New Hall Art Collection

"...the New Hall Art Collection must be one of the most interesting in the country." Matthew Riesz, THE, July 2015

The New Hall Art Collection is a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art by women artists. Paintings, prints, and sculpture are displayed throughout Murray Edwards College.  

On public display are works by Mary Kelly, given to us after her time as Artist-in Resident at New Hall and Kettle’s Yard in 1986; Sandra Blow, Anthea Alley, Paula Rego, Evelyn Williams, Lubaina Himid, Vanessa Jackson and Maggie Hambling. All these housed in just one of our many public spaces, the iconic Dome, a Brutalist beauty only 200 metres from the currently closed Kettle’s Yard.  Other works include significant pieces by Elisabeth Frink, Elizabeth Blackadder, Barbara Rae and Anne Redpath.  In our gardens you can see works by Barbara Hepworth, Naomi Press and Nicola Hicks.  This is just a snap shot of the works that create this unique collection and tell a significant story about women artists. 

The Collection has come about as the result of many generous gifts and loans from artists and donors. With over 450 artworks by women artists the New Hall Art Collection is regarded as the most significant of its kind in Europe.

The New Hall Art Collection is found within Murray Edwards College, part of the University of Cambridge.

You can also find us on Facebook  and Twitter @NewHallArt and keep up to date with all our exhibitions, events and discussions!

  • New Catalogue

    Order the new catalogue for only £15

    Order from our online shop

    Explore the New Hall Art Collection, the foremost collection of art by women in Europe, with our beautiful new catalogue.  Featuring full colour illustrations of the collection, and descriptions of the works, many by the artists themselves.
    This stunning book is available directly from the College for the price of £15 plus P&P (£3.50)







  • The Collection

    Virtual gallery

    Welcome to the New Hall Art Collection's Virtual Gallery. You can browse the gallery via the menu or using the following links:

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  • Visit us

    Opening times

    The Collection is open daily from 10am to 6pm

    Getting to the New Hall Art Collection

    The main College web site has maps and directions to the College.


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    All enquiries to:

    Sarah Greaves, Art Administrator, on 01223 762789

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