The city’s venues have held some stellar exhibitions over the past 20 years – so, as a timely reminder until the venues can reopen again, here are 10 of the best.
1. Francis Bacon
The revered Francis Bacon was the subject of an exhibition at the Millennium Gallery in 2001. The show pulled together all Bacon's work from the Tate together with paintings and drawings from smaller collections across Britain. Photo: JPIMedia
Landscape painter John Constable's work was the focus of an exhibition at the Millennium Gallery in 2003. A guest is pictured looking at a full-scale oil sketch of The Hay Wain. Photo: Chris Lawton
3. Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood: The Exhibition explored the fashion designer's work and ideas at the Millennium Gallery in 2008. Photo: Roger Nadal
4. Robert Mapplethorpe
The pictures of American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe were shown as part of the Artist Rooms initiative at the Graves Gallery in 2009-10. His friend, the singer-songwriter Patti Smith, is shown next to a self-portrait of Mapplethorpe - she visited Sheffield in 2010 for an 'evening of words and music' at the neighbouring Millennium Gallery. Photo: JPIMedia