100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

Hayward Gallery

Location: London

2013 Exhibitions: Light Show (January 30 - April 28)

The Hayward Gallery, which sits on the south bank of the river Thames, opened in 1968 and was known as only the Hayward until 2011. The Gallery was built by Higgs and Hill, a British construction company responsible for some of England's finest buildings, and designed originally by Norman Engleback. The building encompasses Brutalist architecture, prominent in Britain from the 1950s to the 1970s. The Hayward Gallery does not have any sort of permanent collection; instead it hosts three to four contemporary exhibits a year. The museum was managed by the Arts Council of Great Britain from 1968 to 1986 but is now managed by the Southbank Centre.

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