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Secondary Tours – Art & Design

At Harewood, pupils can explore masterpieces by Joshua Reynolds, JMW Turner and Titian, as well as the work of some of the finest designers and craftspeople of the day.

Harewood is committed to showing the work of contemporary artists and craftspeople through our exhibitions programme, bringing Harewood’s art collection into the present day.

Art Tours

The Evolution of Landscape Painting: from Turner to Nolan

Harewood’s rich and diverse collection of landscapes, spanning five centuries, provides a fascinating overview of the evolution of this significant genre of painting.

From Turner and Girtin pushing the boundaries of contemporary landscape painting, to Sidney Nolan and his dramatic scenes, Harewood’s collection tracks the movement of landscape across the centuries.

Identities in Art: The Evolution of Portraiture

Harewood House is home to some of the best 18th and 19th century British portraiture in the country, with each generation of the Lascelles family commissioning portraits by the finest artists of their time.

The collection includes works by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hoppner, Lawrence and more.

Learn about the development of portraiture across the centuries, from the great full length works of Joshua Reynolds, to the more intimate family portraits of the 21st century, and discover just how significant these artists were in the field of portraiture.

Contemporary Art in a Country House

Since its creation, Harewood has been a place of great patronage of the arts, from the leading designers commissioned when the House was first built, to the 7th Earl and Countess collecting great British artists of the 20th century.

In 1989, Diane Howse, the current Countess of Harewood, opened the Terrace Gallery, the first contemporary art space in an English country House, supporting and promoting hundreds of luminaries of the contemporary art world, from Antony Gormley and Mark Quinn to Sonia Boyce and Jason Brooks.

Learn more about Harewood’s fascinating history supporting contemporary arts across the centuries.

Harewood’s Renaissance Collection

Harewood House is home to one of England’s greatest collection of Renaissance paintings, with works by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Cima and Bellini, to name just a few.

Discover the fascinating story of how these artworks came to Harewood, and explore the history and iconography of some of Harewood’s most celebrated Renaissance pieces.