Is it on display?

AF Tait, London Road, detail

We’re refreshing many of our major displays. By moving pictures and sculptures around and putting new works on display, you’ll have more opportunities to explore our rich historic art collection in new ways.

Discover hidden gems, rarely shown out of storage before. Catch up with some familiar favourites returning to the gallery after appearances in major international exhibitions. Enjoy some of the most significant contemporary artworks we’ve acquired in recent years. And see some fabulous works on loan to the gallery from around the country.

Check here for suggestions of new things to see and for details of temporary room closures as we’re making these changes.

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Temporary gallery closures

Please be aware that due to the installation of Joana Vasconcelos’ major exhibition throughout the building, some galleries may be partially closed between 5 – 12th February. Parts of the building will be closed on 3rd /4th and 10/11th Feb and access to the Gallery of Craft and Design and the displays Channel Crossings: English and French Impressionism and Post Impressionism and Home, Land and Sea: Art in the Netherlands won’t be available on these days.

Please phone the gallery on the day of your visit to check which galleries are open.

Paintings coming off display January 2014:

Miss Elizabeth Phelips, dressed as Diana, Thomas Beach
It will be on display at the Gallery of Costume from 15 April 2014

The Good Samaritan, George Frederick Watts*

Cromwell, Protector of the Vaudois, Ford Madox Brown*

Italian Women in Church, Susan Isabel Dacre, *

*these paintings will go back on display in June after the Joanna Vasconcelos exhibition has closed [add in link to Joanna V exhibition]

Paintings going out on loan 2013/14

The following paintings will be coming off display to go out on loan to major international exhibitions. They will be replaced temporarily with other works from the collection.

May: Rue de Voisins, Camille Pissarro, 1969.67
June: Vivien, Frederick Sandys, 1925.70
August:
Manfred on the Jungfrau, Ford Madox Brown, 1916.13
Sibylla Delphica, Edward Burne Jones, 1886.5
Joli Coeur, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1937.746
September - Now for the Painter, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1947.507
November - Thomson's Aeolian Harp, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1979.7
January 2014 - Fortress of Konigstein: Courtyard with the Brunnenhaus, Bernardo Bellotto. 1982.712

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Will it be on display?

We make changes to the displays when works of art are loaned out to other museums and galleries, for conservation or when we want to make room to show you something new.

If you’re coming to the Gallery to see a particular favourite, please always remember to telephone in advance to check if it is on display.

Tel: 0161 235 8888
This page was last updated 17 February 2014.

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