Sainsbury Centre Living Area showing the collection of 'Bob and Lisa' Sainsbury


Living Area



FREE to all; no ticket needed

The Living Area displays the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection. Works from different periods and cultures are juxtaposed, including recognised masterpieces from European twentieth century art as well as historic works from across the globe. Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Francis Bacon, Jacob Epstein, Jean Arp, Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti, Amedeo Modigliani and Paul Gauguin are displayed alongside major holdings of art from Oceania, Africa, the Americas, and Asia, the ancient Mediterranean, classical cultures of Egypt, Greece and Rome, and Medieval Europe.


Join one of our volunteer guides for a FREE introductory tour of the Sainsbury Collection.

Tuesday-Sunday 11am – 2pm, subject to availability, no booking required

“For more than 60 years Bob and Lisa – as they preferred to be known, even after Sir Robert was knighted – bought only what they loved, but the end result was an extraordinary collection which delights all those who see it”

In the Living Area

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