Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery
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The jewel in the crown of the garden village of Port Sunlight, housing the magnificent personal collection of the first Lord Leverhulme.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Industrial heritage site

See also

Opening hours

Daily 10am-5pm daily
Closed: 25,26 December, 1 January

Admission charges

Free for all

The gallery includes Pre-Raphaelites, paintings by Turner and Constable, 18th century furniture alongside ceramics, Wedgwood, sculpture, tapestries, Chinese art, Greek and Roman antiquities, Masonic and Napoleonic memorabilia.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Joshua Reynolds; Thomas Gainsborough; George Romney; George Stubbs; Turner; Millais; Holman Hunt; Leighton; Rossetti; Burne-Jones; Alma-Tadema; Waterhouse; Sargent; Chippendale; Vosper's Salem
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Picasso Linocuts from the British Museum

  • 24 June 2016 — 8 January 2017 *on now

This exhibition features 17 large linocut prints by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), on display for the first time outside the British Museum.

Linocutting was a technique that Picasso explored in the late 1950s and early 1960s and the prints included in this exhibition were made in 1962 when Picasso was 80 years old. The artworks featured will include prints from the 'Jacqueline Reading' series - his wife and muse - and the 'Still Life under the Lamp' series.

Showing the ‘progressive’ process of linocutting that Picasso employed, he cut, printed and cleaned just one piece of lino over and over again to gradually build up an image and create the finished article.

This wonderfully bold and colourful exhibition features works acquired by the British Museum with support from the Art Fund, that are counted among Picasso’s most important works in linocut.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever/exhibitions/picasso/index.aspx

Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge with Sky Arts

  • 2 July — 1 August 2016 *on now

Do you have an eye for detail? Could you spot something amiss in a masterpiece? We’re working with Sky Arts on an exciting new television series.

Throughout July, people of all ages and experience are invited to use their detective skills to spot seven copies hiding in plain sight on the walls of six galleries across the UK, including the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Walker Art Gallery. All seven displays will also be available for investigation online at skyartsfake.com

You can find the copy amid a collection of ‘Golden Age English Portraiture’ by the likes of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and George Romney, located in the South End of the Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever/events/displayevent.aspx?EventId=29664

Lady Lever Art Gallery
Lower Road
Port Sunlight Village
Wirral
Cheshire
CH62 5EQ
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

National Museums Liverpool

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Lady Lever Art Gallery

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever/

E-mail

General

ladylever@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Telephone

General information

0151 478 4136

Press

0151 478 4612

Education

0151 478 4178

Fax

General

0151 478 4140

Education

0151 478 4110

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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