Kurt Schwitters: Collage & Assemblage

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Presenting Schwitters’ classic ‘Merz’ collages



Until 12 May 2018 (historic exhibition)


Kurt Schwitters: Collage & Assemblage focuses on Schwitters’ pioneering career long use of collage, a significant development in 20th century art practice. 

Fascinating dialogues exist between these works and those of the Independent Group and early pop artists on display in Pioneers of Pop and Schwitters' Merz Barn Wall, permanently displayed in the Hatton Gallery. 

Rarely seen together, this exhibition will feature Schwitters’ classic ‘Merz’ collages from the Tate, British Museum, V&A, Armitt Museum, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art as well as private collections. 

Image: Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) Mz. 299 für V.J. Kuron [Mz. 299 for V.J. Kuron], 1921  Drawing, collage on paper, 18 x 14.5 cm Collection: National Galleries of Scotland, bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995 © DACS 2016. Photo: Antonia Reeve