At last, the Whitworth re-opens.
Following a major refurbishment and extending throughout its existing gallery space and into Whitworth Park itself, this beautiful gallery re-opens at last with ten stunning new exhibitions to sit within it's newly restored or newly created spaces.
From Cornelia Parker's astonishing collection to Sarah Lucas and her cheeky 'Tits in Space', through to the sublime and moving beauty of gunpowder work from Cai Guo-Qiang, the opening shows are internationally significant.
But it's the space itself which impresses as much as the work within. With great sensitivty to history, nature and the surroundings, this new version of the Whitworth leaps way beyond its former position as a minor partner to the Manchester Art Gallery.
It is now truly world class.
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Things to do
Great Escape: Yoga
Yoga sessions for all.Classes and workshops Until Thursday December 29 2016Read more
Elizabeth Price Curates: In A Dream You Saw A Way To Survive And You Were Full Of Joy
The Turner Prize-winning artist curates an exhibition that looks into the creative processes and relationships between works chosen. Including work by Hilary Lloyd, Giulio Paolini and Francesca Woodman.Contemporary art Until Sunday October 30 2016Read more
Portraits of people connected with the gallery including Francis Bacon's portrait of his friend Lucian Freud, a self-portrait made in a mental asylum, Sir Stanley Spencer's drawing of Margaret Pilkington, and Mary Kelly's depiction of intergenerational...Painting Until Sunday October 23 2016Read more
Revolutionary Textiles 1910-1939
A vast collection of textile works from the early 20th century, featuring fabric lengths, garments and samples designed or produced by a host of artists.Textiles Until Sunday January 29 2017Read more
The Gardener Digs In Another Time
A reflection of the use of the garden in visual culture as a vehicle for utopian thought and emblem for an ideal society, featuring works by William Morris and Walter Crane to contemporary and conceptual works.Painting Until Sunday October 9 2016Read more
Visions Of The Front 1916-18
As a commemoration of the Battle Of The Somme, this display brings together works of art from the collections at the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery, including paintings, drawings and prints by artists such as Paul Nash, CRW Nevinson, David Bomberg...Painting Until Sunday November 20 2016Read more
Featuring highlights from the Whitworth's huge collection of over 5,000 wallpapers, from simple 17th Century patterns to 20th Century pieces from the likes of Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas.Design Until Sunday September 4 2016Read more
Things to do
Family Holidays At The Whitworth: Summer Studio
Families can explore, play and create together throughout the summer holiday. Explore pattern through henna design, weave and wind with textiles and combine drawing and storytelling to create your own unique artworks.Classes and workshops Friday August 26 2016 - Friday September 2 2016Read more
Things to do
Practice English speaking and listening skills with help from a trained ESOL teacher.Classes and workshops Friday August 26 2016 - Friday December 23 2016Read more
Artistic activities and creative challenges to do together as a family.Sunday August 28 2016 - Sunday December 18 2016Read more