Manchester Art Gallery

But is it art?

Have you ever felt angry about contemporary art? Or do you always feel the urge to defend it? 2017 witnesses the centenary of Duchamp’s Fountain – probably the most controversial intervention that the art world has ever seen. Gallery guides John Ward and Rebecca Eastment will be presenting an insightful, yet irreverent tour that will begin with Manchester’s very own and recently acquired Duchamp’s Ring. Join them as they debate, bicker and argue their way round all those other opinion dividing works that we have.

All are welcome. And just as importantly, all views are welcome.

But is it art?

Have you ever felt angry about contemporary art? Or do you always feel the urge to defend it? 2017 witnesses the centenary of Duchamp’s Fountain – probably the most controversial intervention that the art world has ever seen. Gallery guides John Ward and Rebecca Eastment will be presenting an insightful, yet irreverent tour that will begin with Manchester’s very own and recently acquired Duchamp’s Ring. Join them as they debate, bicker and argue their way round all those other opinion dividing works that we have.

All are welcome. And just as importantly, all views are welcome.

This tour will be repeated on Saturday 16 September at 12pm.

Trans tour of Manchester Art Gallery

Sparkle and Trans Creative present SPARK: A Trans Arts Festival

A one-off Trans tour of Manchester Art Gallery, led by an exciting group of trans artists, performers, writers and curators. Using art works as a starting point, the guest tour guides discuss trans visibility from their perspectives. Following the tour, there will be a discussion hosted by Kate O’Donnell, encouraging people to share experiences and ask questions.

Guest Tour Guides are:

• Jo Clifford, author of over 80 plays and the first openly trans playwright to have a play in London’s West End

• E-J Scott, lecturer for BA (Hons) Fashion at MMU and curator of the Museum of Transology

• Zorian Clayton, BFI Flare programmer and assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum

• Alfie Austin, electropop artist and producer from Manchester

• Romario ‘Mr Black Branson’ Wanliss, TV Presenter, Events Compere, Speaker, Poet, Music Artist, Film maker & Story Teller

6:45pm for 7pm start – 8:30pm

Booking

This tour is free. Click here to book your free ticket.

Curator’s tour with Anna Douglas

Join exhibition curator Anna Douglas for a tour of Women and Children; and Loitering men.

Free, no need to book

Curator’s tour with Anna Douglas

Join exhibition curator Anna Douglas for a tour of Women and Children; and Loitering men.

Free, no need to book

Highlights tour

Join one of our brilliant volunteer guides for a tour of the gallery. Find out more about art on display, the building and the history of the gallery. Every guide designs their own tour, so each tour is slightly different depending on the personality and interests of the guide.

Tours take place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Highlights tour

Join one of our brilliant volunteer guides for a tour of the gallery. Find out more about art on display, the building and the history of the gallery. Every guide designs their own tour, so each tour is slightly different depending on the personality and interests of the guide.

Tours take place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Highlights tour

Join one of our brilliant volunteer guides for a tour of the gallery. Find out more about art on display, the building and the history of the gallery. Every guide designs their own tour, so each tour is slightly different depending on the personality and interests of the guide.

Tours take place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Highlights tour

Join one of our brilliant volunteer guides for a tour of the gallery. Find out more about art on display, the building and the history of the gallery. Every guide designs their own tour, so each tour is slightly different depending on the personality and interests of the guide.

Tours take place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Highlights tour

Join one of our brilliant volunteer guides for a tour of the gallery. Find out more about art on display, the building and the history of the gallery. Every guide designs their own tour, so each tour is slightly different depending on the personality and interests of the guide.

Tours take place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday