Walker Art Gallery
Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street
National Museums Liverpool
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The Walker Art Gallery was built in the 1870s and houses an internationally important collection of paintings, artefacts and sculpture from the 14th century to the contemporary.
Daily 10am - 5pm.
Closed: 24 December, from 2pm
25, 26 December
All events, tours, exhibitions and activities are FREE.
It is especially rich in European Old Masters, Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite pictures and modern British works. Outstanding works include Simone Martini's Christ Discovered in the Temple and masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Gainsborough and Hogarth. There is an exciting exhibition programme, including Britain's premier painting biennial, the John Moores exhibition.
Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music
Key artists and exhibits
- Pre-Raphaelites; Sculpture; Victorians; Renaissance; Italian; Impressionists; 20th century; Simone Martini; Poussin; Turner; Henry Moore; Millais; Rossetti; Leighton; And When Did You Last See Your Father?; Gainsborough; Stubbs; Burne-Jones; Waterhouse; Cezanne; Sickert; Rodin; Lowry; Lucian Freud; David Hockney;
David Hockney: Early reflections
- 11 October 2013 — 16 March 2014 *on now
An illuminating new exhibition of the early work of David Hockney. Bringing together a unique selection of paintings and prints by the artist it will chart the development of Hockney's style and subject matter during the swinging 1960s and into the following decade.
Paintings from his time at the Royal College of Art include evolving references to his own homosexuality. Later on in the decade, after a transformative move to sunny Los Angeles, his work becomes more openly homoerotic and celebrates his bohemian lifestyle.
- Any age
- 17 May — 8 June 2014
A selection of paintings from some of the best artistic talent from Merseyside schools.
The Vanity of Small Differences - Grayson Perry
- 17 May — 10 August 2014
Grayson Perry’s six tapestries explore taste, class, aspiration and identity in a British context. The work was created during filming of Channel 4 series ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’
John Moores Painting Prize 2014
- 5 July — 30 November 2014
Britain’s most important painting prize. First held in 1957, the competition culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years, which forms a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial. Previous winners include David Hockney, Peter Doig and in 2012 Sarah Pickstone.
Mrs Tinne's Wardrobe
- 18 March 2014 1-2pm
Items were made either by Emily's local dressmaker or bought from a range of well-known Liverpool shops during the 1920s. Also have the chance to discuss the fashion and era with the curator.
Drop in, no booking required.