Exhibitions

Dressed to impress: Fashion in the 18th Century

Walker Art Gallery

Until spring 2020 Explore everyday life in the 18th century through our stunning collection of…

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow style

Walker Art Gallery

15 March – 26 August 2019 This exhibition spans the lifetime of Charles Rennie…


Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Walker Art Gallery

1 February – 6 May 2019 In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary…

Incandescence: Turner’s Venice

Brantwood

11 April – 4 August 2019 This exhibition marks the first ever public exhibition…


Neo Popist Punk Paintings By Andy Ostin

Urban Art Gallery

4 January – 24 February Neo Popist Punk Paintings By Andy Ostin. Prices range from…

The Simpsons: An Arts & Crafts Family

Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House

21 September 2018 – 3 March 2019 This exhibition places The Simpsons family in…


Frank Hampson – The Man Who Drew Dan Dare

The Atkinson

15 September 2018 – 16 March 2019 Frank Hampson created ‘Dan Dare, Pilot of…

The Art of Noise

The Atkinson

8 September 2018 – 16 March 2019 An exhibition of paintings and sculpture drawn…


Leo Fitzmaurice: Between You and Me and Everything Else

Walker Art Gallery

29 September 2018 – 17 March 2019 As part of the Arts Council Collection…

Four Corners of One Cloth: Textiles from the Islamic World

Whitworth Art Gallery

23 June 2018 – November 2019 From Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Yemen – the…


Prints of Darkness: Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil

Whitworth Art Gallery

7 July 2018 – August 2019 Francesco José de Goya Lucientes (1746-1828) and William…

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre Showcases international and local art. The collections and…


Exchanges

Whitworth Art Gallery

24 March 2018 – April 2019 Exchanges sets art and artists together, sometimes in…

Bodies of Colour: Breaking with stereotypes in the wallpaper collection

Whitworth Art Gallery

4 May 2018 – May 2019 This latest exhibition uses the Whitworth’s extensive and…


Nordic Craft and Design

Manchester Art Gallery

6 July 2018 – 7 July 2019 Highlighting the superb quality and creativity inherent…

Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition

Manchester Art Gallery

25 May 2018 – 22 April 2019 What do public museums collect and why?…


China Conversation

Open Eye Gallery

An exhibition on the outside walls of the gallery, curated by Sian Bonnell. Sian Bonnel…

Model Image Fashion and photos from the 1950s

Sudley House

From 20 April 2018 The elegance and glamour of the 1950s is captured in…


George Romney Re-Display

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

New for June 2018 One of the world’s greatest portrait painters is honoured in…

And Breathe . . . Exploring the relationship between art and mindfulness

Manchester Art Gallery

16 March 2018 – 15 March 2019 And Breathe… is an exhibition of artworks from…