Past Exhibitions

The Sting of Passion, brooch

The Sting of Passion

Saturday 11 July 2009 - Sunday 25 October 2009
FREE

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

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Self Portrait, Wyndham Lewis

Between the Wars

Saturday 27 April 2013 - Sunday 13 October 2013
FREE



Benjamin Lignel, Bracito de Oro 2011, detail.

Under That Cloud

Saturday 19 November 2011 - Sunday 15 April 2012
FREE


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Illustration by Lauren Child

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

Saturday 21 June 2008 - Sunday 21 September 2008
FREE

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
FREE

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
FREE

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
FREE

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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Held

Saturday 28 February 2009 - Sunday 5 July 2009
FREE

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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Edward Burne-Jones, Cupid and Psyche, detail

Pre-Raphaelite Works on Paper from the Collection

Saturday 11 October 2008 - Sunday 11 January 2009
FREE

See a selection of our superb works on paper by some of the major Pre-Raphaelite artists. Highlights include drawings and watercolours by Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Madox Brown and Millais.


Paul Morrison, Parthenocarp, detail

Paul Morrison

Saturday 14 February 2009 - Sunday 31 May 2009
FREE

Giant sunflowers and daisies tower over a ruined Greek temple and a country cottage. A menacing black sun (or moon) looms above. Could nature be out of control?

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