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Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion

preraphaelites-beauty-rebellion-main'In The Grass', (detail) Arthur Hughes © Museums Sheffield

12 February - 5 June 2016

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Tickets

  • £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
  • Buy tickets online 

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.

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.

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