image for Art Exhibition item typeReceived Dissent: American Mail Art at Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Art Exhibition, Sat 31 Mar - Sat 28 Jul 2018, free entry

Graves Art gallery

Graves Art gallery


Surrey Street,
S1 1XZ


Received Dissent: American Mail Art from 1968

In 1968 William Copley, a New York artist, disenfranchised with the restrictions of the art world, envisaged a new way of connecting artists’ work with the public. Copley’s idea was to send art works directly to subscribers through the post. The idea was called SMS and subscribers received work by some of the most important artists of the 20th century.

This new exhibition at the Graves Gallery marks the 50th anniversary of SMS’s creation and it is the first time the SMS portfolios have been shown in their entirety in the UK. Visitors will discover works by Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Yoko Ono and many more.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 31 Mar - Sat 28 Jul 2018
Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
(Wednesdays 1pm – 6pm)

Closed Sunday - Monday & Bank Holidays


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 18 Jul - Sat 3 Mar William Blake: The Book of Job
Sat 16 Dec - Sat 17 Mar Dan Holdsworth: Mapping the Limits of Space
Sat 31 Mar - Sat 28 Jul Received Dissent: American Mail Art


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Map reference: SK 355871  Lat: 53.37955 Long: -1.46779

By Road:
Follow signs to city centre, theatres or Millennium Galleries.

By Public Transport:
The gallery is 10 minutes walk from the train station. Leave the station and walk up the hill by Sheffield Hallam University. Cross Arundel Gate and turn right up the pedestrian walkway to Surrey Street. Gallery entrance is on the right (Above the Central Library).

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Sheffield station


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