Join us for a session of two halves
Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 10 October 2020, 4pm–5pm
Free, please book on Eventbrite
This is a session of two halves with two different guides giving their perspectives on aspects of the MAG collection. Richard will be exploring art works in the Trading Station exhibition and Isabelle will be thinking about the British Impressionists.
Behind this image of a tranquil society family enjoying a well established tradition lies a history of exploration, commerce, deception and exploitation. Join tour guide Richard to explore this favourite painting through a number of art works and objects in our collection The presentation will draw on aspects of the Trading Station exhibition featured in the design.
For the second part of the tour join our Guide Isabelle on a journey to discover the foundations of Impressionism as seen in the works of J.W.M Turner and David Cox some 20 years before the French Impressionists came onto the art scene. We will then criss-cross the Channel to explore how British artists of the late 1800’s were inspired to emulate this new French style of painting resulting in wonderful “en plein air” scenes “a l’anglaise”
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.
Saturdays 4 – 5pm
We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together.
Click here to access Zoom: Zoom link MAG Unlocked Trading Stations and British Impressionists
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.
Want to join in?
To book onto this MAG Unlocked session please book here: MAG Unlocked Trading Stations and British Impressionists
You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.