Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer

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Exhibition tours, every Saturday and Sunday 3 - 4pm from 1 October

Our team of trained volunteer guides will be delivering hour long exhibition tours focussing on some of the highlights.
No need to book, just turn up. Please note: except 13 Nov 24, 25, 30, 31 Dec 8, 28/29 Jan
Free, after admission to the exhibition.

Exhibition tours for groups

You can book a tour of the exhibition with one of our trained volunteer guides. Spend time with a guide exploring the highlights of the exhibition. The tour lasts an hour and can be booked for any time and day of the week that suits your group. (Except Mondays). 

To book: Please contact Meg Parnell or Kate Day, Lifelong Learning Managers, Tel: 0161 235 8855
Email: magevents@manchester.gov.uk

Tours of the Town Hall Murals with New Manchester Walks

View these incredible murals up close on a guided tour with New Manchester Walks. For times and dates please check their website: New Manchester Walks

Curator led Tours

Wednesday 12 October, 12.30–1pm
Focus tour
Ford Madox Brown’s modern life masterpieces with gallery curator Rebecca Milner
Free, after entry to the exhibition

Wednesday 9 November, 12.30–1pm
Focus tour
Ford Madox Brown’s landscapes with gallery curator Rebecca Milner
Free, after entry to the exhibition

Sunday 13 November 3–4pm, Sunday 8 January 3–4pm
Exhibition tour in British Sign Language
Take a tour with Jennifer Little
Free, after entry to the exhibition

Thurs 1 December 10.30–12 noon
Exhibition tour with Audio Description
Take a tour of the exhibition with curator, Rebecca Milner and audio describer, Anne Hornsby.
Free, after entry to the exhibition
Free entry to exhibition for sighted guides of visually impaired visitors

Wednesday 7 December, 12.30–1pm
Focus tour
Ford Madox Brown’s modern life masterpieces with gallery curator Rebecca Milner
Free, after entry to the exhibition

Wednesday 11 January, 12.30–1pm
Focus tour
Ford Madox Brown’s landscapes with gallery curator Rebecca Milner
Free, after entry to the exhibition

Talks

Saturday 1 October, 2–3.30pm
Ford Madox Brown and Manchester
Talk by Julian Treuherz, curator of Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer
Friends, Best Friends and Patrons only
£10. Booking essential

Tuesday 18th October 2011. 6-7pm
Jean Sprackland: Ford Madox Brown Image to Word
£8 (£6 concessions)

Acclaimed poet Jean Sprackland has been commissioned by Manchester Literature Festival to respond to Manchester Art Gallery’s new exhibition Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer. At this unique event she will read her commissioned poems against the vibrant and illuminating backdrop of her inspirations.

Saturday 19 November, 2–3.30pm
Ford Madox Brown: Life, Love, Art
Painting and Passion: In this illustrated talk Angela Thirlwell, author of Into the Frame, will open a window on to the private life and public art of Ford Madox Brown - for whom four women, two wives and two secret loves, were an inspiration. John Thirlwell, dubbed the 'Bard's Banker' for playing Thomas Bowdler in Shakespeare's Bottom at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will read Brown's own words.

Saturday 26 November, 11am–5pm
Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites Art Masterclass
Session led by artist and lecturer Paul Brotherton. Includes visit to art store with curator Rebecca Milner.
Best Friends and Patrons only
£60, all materials and refreshments included.
Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Sunday 15 January, 2–3.45pm
Ford Madox Brown’s Manchester Murals
Talk by Julian Treuherz, curator of Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer
£10. Booking essential

Booking information

For Friends-only events
Please contact:
Tel: 0161 235 8814
Email: friends@manchester.gov.uk

The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment

Until May 2012
We have a special interest in Ford Madox Brown and his legacy because Manchester Art Gallery has an important collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. They were bought for the city by our Victorian predecessors and we’ve embarked on a project to find out what they mean to today’s Mancunians. Pop in to Gallery 6 on the first floor where there’s space for you to tell us what you think of the Pre-Raphaelites in general. We’ve been working with local families, schools and community groups to contribute to this space.

Pre-Raphaelite bites

Every Friday Nov 2011–March 2012 12.30–1pm
Lunchtime discussions around the Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Come and have your say.

Book tickets now

Ford Madox Brown, Pretty Baa Lambs, (1851-59)
Buy tickets to see the exhibition online.