Manchester Art Gallery

Art Bites online 28 July

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 21 July

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 14 July

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 7 July

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

MAG Unlocked: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and Angels in the Gallery

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood  

Meet the leading Pre-Raphaelites on this tour with  guide Joan and discover how they revolutionised British art in the 19th century. 

 

Angels in the Gallery  

Angels have been around for millennia and feature in many of the world’s religions, as well as being a presence to many within the secular world.  Guide, Ann Jackson, will introduce those present within Manchester Art Gallery and some who have visited us in the past. 

 

 


Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.


Image: Portrait Of An Unknown Model by Amedeo Modigliani, 1918

 

MAG Unlocked: Old Friends

Only a small proportion of the gallery’s vast collection can be on display at any one time and beloved works must often return to the stores or be loaned out to other galleries for their own exhibitions.  Tour guide Julia Marwood explores some of her own favourite works which are not currently on display and hopes that they will bring back happy memories – or perhaps introduce you to them for the first time.

 


Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.


Image: Portrait Of An Unknown Model by Amedeo Modigliani, 1918

 

MAG Unlocked: Teatime and Here Comes Summer

Tea Time

Tea Time has so many associations within British Culture; socialising with friends; the ceramics industry; and Britain’s colonial history to name a few. Explore representations of Tea Time with guide Debbie Leftwich through many interesting and varied objects from Manchester Art Gallery collection.

 

Here Comes Summer

Join Volunteer Guide, Margaret to discover the Gallery’s rich collection of artworks showing scenes and activities of the Summer season and the stories behind them.

 


Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.


Image: Portrait Of An Unknown Model by Amedeo Modigliani, 1918

 

MAG Unlocked : Art and the Human Condition

“Art is where we go with our sadness….it is like a memorial to our best possibilities.” With this sensitive insight, philosopher Alain de Botton reminds us that the works we encounter in gallery spaces can illuminate a great deal about ourselves.

Join volunteer guide John Ward in an exploration of the many ways in which Manchester Art Gallery’s unique collection can help us to make sense of life’s mundanities, disappointments, trials and joys.

 

 


Using Zoom

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Booking

To join this MAG Unlocked session please book here.

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.


Image: Portrait Of An Unknown Model by Amedeo Modigliani, 1918

 

Art Bites online 30 June

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

 

Art Bites online 23 June

We can’t run events in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

If you would like to come along but feel unsure about Zoom, then do get in touch m.parnell@manchester.gov.uk

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session and images of the art works we will be discussing.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites runs every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.