Leeds Art Gallery in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England is a museum whose collection of 20th-century British Art is recognised by the British government as a collection "of national importance". Its collections also include 19th-century and earlier works. The Gallery opened on 3 October 1888 as Leeds City Art Gallery and was paid for by public subscription. In 1912 the Leeds Art Collections Fund was formed to support the Gallery’s acquisitions, which it continues to do today. The Gallery is owned and administered by Leeds City Council.