Past Exhibitions

The Sting of Passion, brooch

The Sting of Passion

Saturday 11 July 2009 - Sunday 25 October 2009

Twelve international jewellery designers present new commissions in response to our Pre-Raphaelite painting collection.

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Arran (Across Kilbrannan Sound) by Henry Moore

A Highland Romance: Victorian Views of Scottishness

Friday 20 September 2013 - Monday 1 September 2014

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Self Portrait, Wyndham Lewis

Between the Wars

Saturday 27 April 2013 - Sunday 13 October 2013

Benjamin Lignel, Bracito de Oro 2011, detail.

Under That Cloud

Saturday 19 November 2011 - Sunday 15 April 2012

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Choe U-Ram, Urbanus Male

Gwon Osang and Choe U-ram: Asia Triennial Manchester 08

Saturday 5 April 2008 - Sunday 21 September 2008

See sculptures by contemporary Korean artists Gwon Osang and Choe U-ram at Manchester Art Gallery as part of Asia Triennial Manchester 08.

Illustration by Lauren Child

Green Drops and Moonsquirters: The Utterly Imaginative World of Lauren Child

Saturday 21 June 2008 - Sunday 21 September 2008

Join Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and friends in our interactive summer exhibition for under 7s and their families.

Holman Hunt, Awakening Conscience

Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision

Saturday 11 October 2008 - Sunday 11 January 2009

This autumn Manchester Art Gallery stages the first international exhibition in over 40 years dedicated to the life and work of Pre-Raphaelite master William Holman Hunt.

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Leonardo da Vinci, Head of a Girl, detail

Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection

Saturday 14 February 2009 - Monday 4 May 2009

This exhibition celebrates the 60th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales. It's a rare chance to see ten of the Royal Collection's finest drawings by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519).

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Lowry, Going to the match

The Beautiful Game: Highlights from the PFA's Art Collection

Saturday 26 July 2008 - Sunday 9 November 2008

In celebration of the Professional Footballers' Association's centenary year, this is the first ever public exhibition of work from their art collection.

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Saturday 28 February 2009 - Sunday 5 July 2009

Discover multi-media sculpture, photography and animation based on the theme of well-being. The award-winning, arts-based mental health service, Start Manchester, part of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, has created this new exhibition especially for display at Manchester Art Gallery.

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