Woman with red hair lying on grass.

In The Grass, Arthur Hughes © Museums Sheffield

12 Feb 2016 - 5 Jun 2016
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Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion

This major exhibition of more than 120 paintings highlights Liverpool’s significant role in the Pre-Raphaelite movement, reinforcing the city’s position as the Victorian art capital of the north.

“This exhibition explores different aspects of patronage, art politics and of the careers of the artists who lived in Liverpool in a way that no exhibition has previously done.” - Christopher Newall, guest curator

Through renowned works by Pre-Raphaelite masters including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, the exhibition explores the significance of the Liverpool Academy and the city’s Autumn Exhibitions, which enabled the movement to flourish.

The exhibition examines the relationship between artists like Ford Madox Brown and Dante Gabriel Rossetti with their Liverpool contemporaries, collectors and the institutions that welcomed them.


Admission: £7 for adults, £5 for concessions. Visitors aged 18 and under enter free.

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