Manchester Art Gallery

Our online programme

Donald Smith, Estate V, 1934, detail

Stay well

Engage with art and improve your wellbeing.

27 March 2020–6 September 2020

David Bomberg, Trendrine in Sun, Cornwall, 1947, detail. © The Artist's Family

Dive in

And learn more about our collections and the artists who have exhibited here.

27 March 2020–6 September 2020

  • Donald Smith, Estate V, 1934, detail

    Stay well

    Engage with art and improve your wellbeing.

    27 March 2020–6 September 2020

  • James Collinson, Answering the Emigrant’s Letter

    Be inspired

    And get creative.

    27 March 2020–6 September 2020

  • David Bomberg, Trendrine in Sun, Cornwall, 1947, detail. © The Artist's Family

    Dive in

    And learn more about our collections and the artists who have exhibited here.

    27 March 2020–6 September 2020

Online events

An introduction to mindfulness

Wellbeing Manager Louise Thompson is offering a weekly mindfulness session, starting here with a gentle introduction to what mindfulness actually is.

Platt Hall

During its 250-year lifespan Platt Hall has been a domestic house, an art school, a police headquarters, a tea room, accommodation for European refugees, a labour camp for WW1 conscientious objectors and, from 1947, the Gallery of Costume, the world’s first dedicated museum of dress.

While it’s closed for redevelopment visit @mag_platthall for an enchanting peep behind the scenes, project updates and collection stories.

Recent Acquisitions: Fine Art Curator Hanna Williamson on the wistful appeal of The Goatherd by Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem.

Recent Acquisitions: Costume Curator Miles Lambert talks about Cristabel Balenciaga's Evening Dress from 1968.

Remember this? An ostrich feather covered Bell 47 helicopter in the gallery?