Modern Galleries

Lowry and Valette

Albert Square (detail) by Adolphe Valette, 1910
Discover a remarkable group of atmospheric city scenes painted by 'Manchester impressionist’ Adolphe Valette. Explore scenes of urban life past and present by fellow artists including LS Lowry and Liam Spencer.

Modern and Contemporary

The Modern and Contemporary galleries were rehung in May 2012 with Focal Points which features photography and modern and contemporary art from Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth Art Gallery collections and loans from the Arts Council Collection and other collections.

Using the Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery floorplan (detail)

Get the most out of your visit with our floor plans, audio guides and information in other languages.

Search the Collections

Collections search screen
Want to know more about specific works? Search our online collections database.

Collections events

Events calendar link
Use the events calendar to find out about talks, tours and workshops that explore our permanent galleries.