Walker Art Gallery
Walker Art Gallery
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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;
The Vanity of Small Differences - Grayson Perry
- 17 May — 10 August 2014 *on now
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 *on now
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.