Manchester Art Gallery

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

 

MAG Unlocked : The Male Figure in European Art

Explore ideas and influences in a range of art works from the Manchester Art Gallery collection which feature the male figure. It will look at how attitudes and ideas have changed over time. It will explore how depictions of the male figure have been influenced by European art and artists.

 


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 for website: Life Drawing of a Man Nude with a Cane;  Adolphe Valette 1910-1912 (Circa)

MAG Unlocked Greek Heroes and Heroines

Join tour guide, Pauline as we discover the Greek heroes and heroines represented in the Gallery and the stories of their adventures and exploits.

 


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: Perseus Arming by Sir Alfred Gilbert

MAG Unlocked: Work and Leisure

A session in two parts exploring work and life at the seaside.

 

Working Lives  

Join tour guide, Isabelle as we discover how artists portray the world of work in both the present and the past, as shown in the Gallery’s collection of artworks.

 

Life at the Seaside 

With many of us spending our holidays at the British seaside this Summer, join tour guide Nina to look back to paintings of ‘Life at the Seaside’ for the Victorians. Why did seaside resorts become so popular even with Queen Victoria?  We will ‘take a walk along the beach’ at Ramsgate, Cornwall, Rhyl, Lyme Regis and Norfolk to look at who went to the seaside, what they wore, what they did and compare with life at the seaside in more contemporary times.’

 


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: Caernarfon Castle by Moonlight – Joseph Wright of Derby – 1780 – 85

MAG Unlocked: Science, Nature and the Human Mind

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” said Einstein. One of the great things about art is that it can awaken our sense of wonder about the universe and indeed, our place within it. Join volunteer guide, John Ward on a voyage of discovery through striking landscapes, intimate portraits and beguiling abstract works, as we reflect upon humanity’s encounter with the unknown.

 


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: Caernarfon Castle by Moonlight – Joseph Wright of Derby – 1780 – 85

MAG Unlocked: Surprises and secrets

As we celebrate the joys of Spring on this Easter weekend, discover secrets, surprises and symbols in the Gallery’s artworks as revealed by our team of Volunteer guides. “Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places”

Roald Dahl: The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets p.8, Penguin (2013)

 


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: Henrik Sorgh : Kitchen Interior – 1957

MAG Unlocked : Looking for Love

We will be looking at paintings, sculptures and photographs that have all been inspired by, or represent, love in its many forms and phases. Whether it is romantic, religious, familial, erotic, or passionate love, it’s all been explored by artists in diverse ways throughout time.

Manchester Art Gallery has an amazing team of volunteer guides who deliver tours at the gallery usually four times a week While we can’t gather people together physically for tours at this time, the team will be delivering online sessions twice a month using Zoom.

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
Derek Jarman Queer, 1992