Whitworth Art Gallery

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Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom
0161 275 7450
Whitworth Art Gallery - painter paint
Whitworth Art Gallery - The museum outside
Whitworth Art Gallery - black & white paint
Whitworth Art Gallery - women in simple modern art
Whitworth Art Gallery - paint about love
Whitworth Art Gallery - paint about women played in piano
Whitworth Art Gallery - women paint in Rug

Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester Reviews

Bojasem Bojasem
216 reviews
modern art Apr 28, 2015
Visiting galleries is one of my hobbies. so i visit this museum ,This Museum is in Oxford RD close Manchester Hospital.

The Museum three floors. ground level Modern Art & some

paints,Basement some paints from old school of Art. first

floor it is divide two sections , first one large room

for lecture about art & another part some item from modern


In my opinion some paints are magnificent & Delibes place or human or animal & also i like some rug paints. on the other hand i do not like some paints it look like scrawl or maybe i do not understand some kind of new arts .

On the other hand the staff very welcome & friendly & enjoyed on Lecture about Modern Art.

worth visit
women paint in Rug
paint about women played in piano
paint about love
women in simple modern art
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sarahelaine sarahela…
651 reviews
The Whitworth Art Gallery Feb 20, 2010
The Whitworth Art Gallery is one of the museums owned by the University of Manchester, and it is a much better gallery than the City Art Gallery.

Located a short distance out of town, beyond the main campus of Manchester University, it is set in park land and has quite a cool Victorian red brick exterior. Although you can walk there, you are more likely to come out on a bus - if you pass the park you've gone too far.

The collection includes textiles from around the world, which you would expect from Manchester, and some art. There wasn't much of the permanent collection on show when I was there, because there was a special exhibition on artist's wallpaper (no, really, and it was pretty interesting too. Especially the weird ones...). But the things I saw included a really nice JMW Turner watercolour of a bridge over the Tees and some incredible contemporary works on paper by an artist whose name I have, of course, forgotten. There were also a lot of Victorian watercolours which weren't so much to my taste.

The exhibition was interesting, although it will probably be gone when you visit. The upstairs was closed whilst they put in a new exhibition, which I will probably go back to see and tell you all about later.

Disabled access would be great, and there are activities for children. The cafe looks nice but was shutting when I got there.

I don't think it would be worth coming the whole way out here unless you have a specific interest in either textiles or one of the temporary exhibitions, but this is a nicer, more interesting, and better curated gallery than the City Gallery by a long way. It is going to be redeveloped soon, and it will be interesting to see what happens then.
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
A regular port of call Oct 29, 2010
Pam and I have frequently found it convenient to go here when I have had check-ups for my heart machine at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Their restaurant, though small, serevs delicious food. Then we have time to see the latest exhibition and (always) the costume gallery.

In the area of historic and modern textiles it comes second in England only to London's brilliant Victoria and Albert Museum. I warmly recommend http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/collection/textiles/

Usually the gallery is particularly good for prints and wallpapers. There are always a number of exhibitions.They are invariably of a high standard but of course different individuals will disagree about which is 'best.' One of the first htings I ever saw there was the Quaker tapestry (separate review) before it setled in its final position in Kendal.
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