The Whitechapel Gallery is a public art gallery that was designed by Charles Harrison Townsend. Founded in 1901 as one of the first publicly funded galleries for temporary exhibitions in London, it has a long record of education and outreach projects. The gallery exhibits the work of contemporary artists, as well as organizes retrospective exhibitions and shows. Pablo Picasso, Frida Khalo, and Sophie Calle are among many contemporary artists who have been showcased here. Other popular exhibits include Pop Art and photography from the 1960's. The gallery has been newly expanded to include education resources, art courses, and a bookshop, and is open year round.
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