Manchester Art Gallery

Exhibitions

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

Events

Modern Nature

Modern Nature, narated by Rupert Everett, is Derek Jarman’s chronicle of life in his remote cottage on the barren coast of Dungeness in the years after his HIV diagnosis. Facing an uncertain future, Jarman found solace in nature, growing all manner of plants.

Originaly broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2019, Modern Nature is available to listen to in full until September 2020.

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 work camp for WW1 conscientious objectors and, from 1947-2017, the Gallery of Costume, the world’s first dedicated museum of dress.

Now it’s changing again. Platt Hall Inbetween is a project to explore what the Hall’s next chapter could be. Visit www.platthall.org or @mag_platthall for project updates, collection stories, and an enchanting peep behind the scenes.

While Manchester Art Gallery is closed during the CORONA-19 epidemic, curator Jennifer McKellar talked to artists Forest + Found via Zoom.

Fine Art Curator Hannah Williamson takes us past the surface imperfections of the painting Master and Pupil by Jacob de Gheyn II.

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