Manchester Art Gallery is one of the country’s finest art museums. We mix works from our wonderful historic collections with the best international contemporary art to bring fresh perspectives to familiar images, create visual dialogues and encourage conversation and debate. We welcome over half a million visitors each year to our home in the heart of the city, a blend of historic and contemporary architecture that echoes our innovative artistic programme. Through our exhibitions and events, we offer extraordinary encounters with brilliant art.
Explore our collections of fine art, spanning six centuries and including many major modern and contemporary pieces. We are famous for 19th century British paintings, particularly our outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite works. Our decorative arts collections showcase the artistry, tastes and techniques of every era and culture, from ancient civilisations to today’s designer makers. Our collections of ceramics, silver, glass, furniture and costume are especially fine. We constantly renew and update our collections displays so you should discover something new every time you visit.
At their stand Manchester Art Gallery will be running a session called Mindful Marks;
A drop in drawing activity where you make marks to music and sound. Notice when your attention has drifted away to something else other then your mark-making and gently return it back to listening and to act of drawing. Join artist Naomi Kendrick as she guides you in drawing to sound in a mindful way. Everyone welcome, especially those who think they can't draw!