Andrew Lambirth

There are too few masterpieces in Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia

You'll find Bacon, Lowry and a few superb artefacts, but mostly this jumble of a show is like visiting a large country house that's fallen on hard times

‘Storm on Yarmouth Beach’, 1831, by Cotman [Getty Images/Shutterstock/Alamy/iStock]

The mood is celebratory in East Anglia: the University (UEA) marks 50 years since it opened its doors in Norwich, and the Sainsbury Centre, its visual arts flagship, is back in business after refurbishment by Foster & Partners. The first public building designed by Norman Foster, it opened originally in 1978, a huge glass and steel hangar to house the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, given to the University five years earlier.

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