Manchester Art Gallery

Shirley Baker exhibition preview

The exhibition includes previously unseen colour photographs alongside black and white images and ephemera including magazine spreads, contact sheets and various sketches.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

Watercolour workshop

Join tutor Charles Hickson for a watercolour workshop. Be inspired by the Wynford Dewhurst exhibition in the gallery and then produce your own work.

All materials included – though you may of course bring your own. No experience necessary.

Booking

The event costs £25, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

The Edwardians exhibition tour

Join curator Hannah Williamson for a tour of The Edwardians, an exhibition that  illustrates the glamour and evocative landscapes of the 1900s and posits the Edwardian era as a sparking point between the Victorian and the Modern periods.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

Mary Quant exhibition tour

Celebrated as the most famous female fashion designer working in London in the 1960s, Mary Quant dressed an international clientele of the young and hip, creating her famous Chelsea look. Her designs exemplify a shift in fashion’s focus and inspiration to the younger consumer. The exhibition includes twenty two outfits dating from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

 

 

New Friends tour

Even if you are already familiar with the history and activities of the gallery, we would highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity as we’re sure you will still learn something new.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

Bees at the gallery

Join the gallery’s beekeeper John Mouncey for a fascinating talk about the three hives on the gallery roof which house approximately 100,000 bees. The bees play a major role as pollinators for plants in the city centre and the hives are also the source of honey and a lip balm that are sold in the gallery shop.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

Take notice: Art and mindfulness

Our tendency to want to quickly skip from one thing to the next is a common enough experience for all of us. Modern technology is designed to let us skip from one interest to the other. And this is fine. In Take notice sessions we are inviting people to stay put for a while and be with the experience of just looking at a painting.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

The Pre-Raphaelites exhibition tour

This tour focuses on the Pre-Raphaelite artworks at the heart of Manchester’s collection to examine what this revolutionary movement in British art was all about.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

 

A Renaissance soundscape at the Whitworth

Thomas Schmidt, Professor of Music at the University of Manchester offers a unique way to look at the engravings of one of the radical originators and innovators of the European tradition of printmaking: Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-c. 1534), a leading printmaker of the Italian Renaissance perhaps best known for his groundbreaking collaboration with the Renaissance artist Raphael.

Booking

The event takes place at the Whitworth and is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk

Object Lessons: Models and illustrations from the 19th century

David Gelsthorpe, exhibition curator of Object Lessons at Manchester Museum, will talk about George Loudon’s extraordinary collection of models and illustrations from the 19th Century – a treasure trove of wonderful, often bizarre objects.

Booking

The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873
Email:  friends@manchester.gov.uk