An exhibition of artwork by horses at the University of London’s Horse Art Gallery opens its doors on Friday.
The exhibition is the first of its kind in the U.K. and follows similar exhibitions in the United States.
The work includes a pair of horse sculptures from China and the works of British artist David Fuchs, who recently created an original painting in partnership with horse art enthusiasts in the state of Michigan.
The exhibition, entitled “Horse Art: An International Show,” was launched in June 2016 by the British Art Gallery and is organized by the Museum of Horse Art, the University Museum of London and the London School of Art.
The show will feature works by more than 100 artists from Britain, Australia, Canada, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, and Turkey.
The works, which range from the late Victorian era to the 20th century, include sculptures, ceramics, metalwork, watercolors, prints and paintings.
The work is part of a new initiative by the London Art Gallery to promote the exhibition.
The gallery said it is also supporting the exhibition by launching a website with a “Horses on the Move” interactive guide.
“It’s a great way to showcase our work, but it’s also a great chance for artists to see what other art lovers are doing, which is exciting,” said Paul Gough, director of the London Museum of Fine Arts.
The museum, which hosts a major exhibition of horse artwork in April, will host the exhibition at its new headquarters in the city’s new Horse Art district.
The London Art Museum will be the first art institution in the world to exhibit a full range of horse works in the form of an exhibition, the London-based gallery said.
The British Art Galleries Horse Art show, curated by Gough and the Museum’s David Fux, was inaugurated in June.
It is part-funded by the U of L, the Royal Horse Foundation, and the Royal British Legion.