Mission and History

Our Special History

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    The Very Beginning

    The Caleo Art Collections is founded by a group of artists and patrons prompted by the government's inadequate museum funding. By its first meeting it has 308 members and $700 in funds.

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    Our First Steps

    An additional new entrance to the gallery was created at the rear of the building, leading down from the new first floor gallery into a newly-opened up section of the Museum Gardens, which has been developed into a public space.

  3. Fundraising and investment

    The project has brought an investment of £8 million into the Caleo. We are very grateful to all our funders who have made this project possible and start new period of art vision.

  4. Our New Collections

    The gallery now has three exhibition spaces on the ground floor, capable of hosting major national and international exhibitions, and four on the first floor, two of which showcase our internationally significant collections.

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    A successful fundraising appeal

    Following a successful fundraising appeal, and a pledge of £500,000 from the Art Fund, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, successfully acquires the Macclesfield Psalter and £180,000 in donations.

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    Our new awards

    The Art Fund Prize awarded to the the Caleo. The Art Fund gives £600,000 to Tate’s campaign to save Rubens’s Banqueting House sketch. The Art Fund gives an exceptional grant of £1 million towards the acquisition of Artist Rooms.

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    The first major exhibition

    The Caleo Art Gallery holds the largest collection of work by Etty and held the first major exhibition of his work for 50 years, showing many of these paintings and sketches alongside loans from other major galleries.

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    New challenges before the art issues

    Under-30s National Art Pass launched. First Headley Fellows announced. Support of curators continues through AAMC conference travel fellowship and Curatorial Network grants.

Our Mission

The Caleo the place to get experience filled with awe and excitement; the opportunity to see unique pieces of art you don’t see everyday. It is a possibility to expand horizons, change your perspectives and place yourself in the shoes of the artist. It affects on society positively, enhance mindfulness, enriches personal creativity.

Our Thought

We see it as a center of visual art, education and culture. It showcases the history of a particular culture in a visual manner. And this entire world of creativity in the gallery can transform radically.We envision a gallery accessible to everyone as a vibrant public space in service of our community, to foster greater social engagement, critical thinking and creativity.

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Our Goals

Our gallery provides a huge variety of quality excursions with our skilled guides, who can transport you to the world of each artist. In our collection you can find works for yourself in different styles.The gallery interacts with the community by designing programs that inspire, challenge, educate and entertain.