Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion
'In The Grass', (detail) Arthur Hughes © Museums Sheffield
12 February - 5 June 2016
- £7 entry, £5 for concessions
- Free entry for new members and 50% discount for current members and art fund members
- Free entry for 18 years and under
- £5 guided tours also available
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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.
An audio guide of the exhibition, narrated by Christopher Newall, is available from the information desk priced £2.50 for one, £4.50 for two.
Learn about Pre-Raphaelite artists and explore more of our collections.
Talks, tours and workshops inspired by the exhibition.
Our new catalogue, plus prints, homeware and fashion accessories.