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The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

gallery in a former 1805 gunpowder store

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
Phone:
+44 20 7402 6075
Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00
www.serpentinegalleries.org

With the opening of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Kensington Gardens became home to its second Serpentine gallery, fifteen minutes away on foot from the first.

"Sackler" refers to the family that made the gallery's development possible with the largest donation in the Serpentine Gallery's 43-year history. The exhibition by Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas that marked the opening was sponsored by none other than New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

British architect Zaha Hadid, one of the most famous female architects in the world, designed the Serpentine Sackler Gallery using a converted gunpowder warehouse that she divided into two parts — classic 19th century and 21st century futurism — symbolizing the synthesis of past and future.

The gallery is also home to The Magazine, a restaurant.

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