The gallery is free and open to all as a place of civic thinking and public imagination.
We believe that creativity can be a powerful force in making a healthy society and achieving positive social change. Art can expand our knowledge of the world and our sense of place within it.
The building that houses Manchester Art Gallery has stood on the corner of Mosley Street and Princess Street for nearly 200 years.
From Summer 2021 we will be undertaking a significant programme of collection-based work. We will be unable to consider any new loan requests, but all lending commitments which have already been agreed will be honoured.
Our activities often extend further than we could possibly imagine, due to the energy, ideas, enthusiasm and passion of our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to promoting environmental sustainability and are working hard to reduce the environmental impacts of all of our activities.
Reports, strategic plans & policies