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Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

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Art Gallery
A publicly owned art gallery opened in 1824, Manchester Art Gallery fills three buildings with both domestic and international art. The collection includes works by French Impressionist Pierre Adolphe Valette, "The Picnic" by Wynford Dewhurst, and a Cezanne that depicts scenes from Manchester painted during his stay in the city. William Burges' reformist furniture design as well as a collection of silver and glassware also grace the gallery rooms. Admission to the gallery is free. To visit Manchester Art Gallery on your trip to Manchester, use our Manchester travel itinerary maker.
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  • Very well designed and exhibited paintings from XIX to modern time, with a classic permanent exhibition allowing to understand the english art history (Victorian, Edwadian etc periods), combined with ...  more »
  • This is a very good place to visit as their exhibitions covered a lot of different styles. Staff friendly and helpful.  more »
  • Wynford Dewhurst, the Monet of Manchester Manchester born, but would I spend a lot of time in France and was clearly influenced by Monet. Are beautiful paintings, narrating the Creuse Valley and the town of Crozant where he lived for long periods in a year. "Picnic" the most beautiful of his paintings according to my judgment. Not only Dewhurst but also a John Constable to see. Other notable attraction of the Museum is the exhibition "Strange and Familiar", which celebrates the work of world famous photographers (Cartier Bresson, Evelyn Hofer, Bruce Gylden, but Gian Butturini and Raymond Depardon with its awful photo of Glasgow) about how they saw their English in everyday life. 70 years, but also 60, Wales and Scotland. With their contradictions and suburbs devastated. An exciting exhibition. A gallery that really worth visiting.
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  • Matt Bancroft's talk on 60s fashion photography at the Vogue Exhibition was brilliant. I studied fashion at Salford Art College during the 60s and married a London fashion photographer. Matt's passion and knowledge of that period brought the exhibition to life. Thank you.
  • It is nice that it is free, you get to see a lot, read about the artists and enjoy several galleries. The one on the top is particularly interesting because we get to touch and play with the things that are around us. I was though disappointed by the vogue exhibition that they didn't warn girls not to act like those magazine pictures
  • A small donation provides a great morning out in the city centre. Normally pairing their great traditional exhibition with a contemporary show piece that switches every few months.
  • Absolutely worth a visit, especially because it's free! A pretty big gallery with some changing exhibits and some static ones. Three floors. My favorite collections are the Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite rooms, which are always there. Cafe is overpriced, but you're paying for the atmosphere.
  • I've never been to an art gallery before and I am not massively into art but went on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed myself.