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  The Whitworth Art Gallery: Exhibitions Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Whitworth Art Gallery aims to promote the study and enjoyment of art, craft and design through the presentation of a balanced exhibition programme and the rotation of the displays of the collection.
As a university art gallery we have a responsibility to seek out and present to the public work that is at the forefront of contemporary art practice.
Displays are hung continuously in the remaining gallery spaces and allow visitors to gain a broad view of the collections through changing arrangements of works drawn from specific areas of the collections - historic watercolours and drawings, prints, modern art and textiles, while wallpapers are presented in themed collection exhibitions and in mixed displays.
www.whitworth.man.ac.uk /about/organisation/exhibitionspolicy   (1463 words)

 Encyclopedia: Whitworth Art Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Whitworth Art Gallery is an art gallery in Manchester, England, boasting about 31,000 items in its collection.
It was founded with a donation from Sir Joseph Whitworth.
The museum is located south of the university's campus, in Whitworth Park.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Whitworth-Art-Gallery   (380 words)

 Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Galleries, Salford Art Gallery, the Corner House, Whitworth Art Gallery, Chinese ...
Formerly known as the City Art Gallery, the Manchester Art Gallery houses what is claimed to be one of Britain's best art collections and has recently undergone a £35m makeover.
This is the largest of Manchester's Art Galleries, and houses an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and ceramics, with paintings by Turner, Stubbs and Gainsborough.
The original gallery soon became overcrowded, and after many other new sites had been rejected, it was decided to build the Athenaeum, immediately behind the City Gallery as an extension to the gallery's facilities.
www.manchester2002-uk.com /arts/art-galleries1.html   (1587 words)

 The Use of Art Gallery Resources
There is an art gallery down the road which is used by one of the art teachers, Jane Thoday (1998), but the problem is often the time limit when the children only have about hour-long art lessons.
Attempts are made, however, to build gallery visits into the teaching, for instance, the fourth year students go to the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.
Basically, at the Blue Coat C of E School the galleries are seen as good resources for the students’ researches on certain method or areas within the arts simply to use as a base to their own work on these observations.
www.eng.umu.se /e3ht98/proj4/use_of_art_gallery_resources.htm   (553 words)

 MMU - School of History of Art & Design - Museums and Galleries in Manchester
Within a ten minute walking distance from the School there are a number of art collections of national importance that are particularly strong in the visual arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Whitworth Art Gallery, as well as owning many important sculptures and paintings, houses an extensive collection of drawings, prints and water-colours, including works by Durer, Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso and Hockney, and the largest collections of textiles and wallpapers outside London.
Accompanied visits to these institutions are arranged on a regular basis and whilst we have informal links with all the art institutions in the area, we have established formal academic links with Manchester Art Gallery, the Lowry and the Imperial War Museum North.
www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk /had/manchester.php   (338 words)

 Whitworth Art Gallery -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Whitworth Art Gallery is a art gallery in (A city in northwestern England (30 miles east of Liverpool); heart of the most densely populated area of England) Manchester, (A division of the United Kingdom) England.
It was founded with a donation from (additional info and facts about Joseph Whitworth) Joseph Whitworth.
The gallery is part of the (additional info and facts about University of Manchester) University of Manchester and is situated to the south of the university campus in Whitworth Park.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wh/whitworth_art_gallery.htm   (128 words)

 Sky News - Top Paintings Stolen
The paintings were taken from the Whitworth Art Gallery, probably at the weekend, and were found on Monday morning following an anonymous tip-off.
But the alarm was not raised until noon on Sunday when it is thought staff returned to open the gallery to the public for the afternoon.
The Whitworth Art Gallery boasts more than 40,000 pieces of art in its "nationally significant" collection, with only around 10 percent on display at any one time.
news.sky.com /skynews/article/0,,30100-1088862,00.html   (383 words)

 Manchester Art and Museums
The University of Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery exhibits a rolling programme of art, sculpture and textiles.
Art isn't confined to galleries here in Manchester, it's a part of everyday life and is celebrated in a variety of festivals.
The award-winning Manchester Art Gallery, which has undergone a £25 million refurbishment, hosts a range of exhibitions and has a cafe and gift shop.
www.sigweb.org /ht07/information/art.php   (197 words)

 Whitworth Art Gallery
The Gallery remained in its Edwardian form until the University of Manchester assumed responsibility for it in 1958.
Two galleries were designed for loan exhibitions, whilst the South Gallery was the only room to be left at its original height, to provide space for large modern works of art.
The Gallery is now seeking support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to continue the development of the Whitworth into the next century.
www.mymanchester.org /manchester/arts-whitworth.htm   (309 words)

 England : Traveler's Guide to Art & Architecture : Art | Frommers.com
The rococo period is baroque art gone awry, frothy and chaotic.
Art of the last century often followed international schools or styles -- no major ones truly originated in Britain -- and artists tended to move in and out of styles over their careers.
A dark and brooding expressionist (a style that expresses an artist's inner thoughts and feelings), Bacon presented man's foibles in formats, such as the triptych (a set of three panels, often hinged and used as an altarpiece), that were usually reserved for religious subjects.
www.frommers.com /destinations/england/0221026567.html   (1512 words)

 Recovered paintings feared damaged | | Guardian Unlimited Arts
The Whitworth Gallery's three paintings, works by Picasso, Gauguin and Van Gogh, are thought to have been damaged by heavy overnight rain.
A note was believed to have been written on the tube from the thieves, claiming that their motive was to highlight the poor security at the art gallery, according to police sources.
The Whitworth Art Gallery boasts more than 40,000 pieces of art in its "nationally significant" collection, with only around 10% being on display at any one time.
arts.guardian.co.uk /news/story/0,,944967,00.html   (358 words)

 Whitworth, Sir Joseph --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
In the 1980s Kathy Whitworth surpassed Mickey Wright and Sam Snead as the professional golfer with the most career wins, setting a new record at 88.
Born in Monahans, Tex., she won three Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) championships (1967, 1971, 1975) and was the leading LPGA winner from 1965 to 1968 and from 1970 to 1973.
Pioneer Presbyterian preacher George Frederic Whitworth founded an academy in 1883 that developed into a college in 1890 and was named in his honor.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9314195   (607 words)

 What the Whitworth Art Gallery Offers the Schools
This is for those who had never been to a gallery and who would need a different vocabulary during a session.
ome teachers come to the Whitworth Art Gallery for the "selfguided" visits where they take care of the teaching by themselves but Ward (1998) would rather have them book a session with her since a booked session would be, a more "hands on experience" where the students can discuss the objects they are handling.
nother thing is that the sessions are not like ordinary teaching classes, and this makes the gallery very accessible to the individuals and the amazing thing is that those who are the trouble-makers respond to the sessions really well, probably because it is not school, not their teacher and it is exiting and challenging.
www.eng.umu.se /e3ht98/proj4/what_the_whitworth_art_gallery_o.htm   (402 words)

 Tsk, tsk ... thief scolds gallery security staff - smh.com.au
London police yesterday revealed details of a note left with three paintings, together worth at least £1 million ($2.6 million), that were stolen from an art gallery and dumped in a nearby park.
The crude, water-stained note, written in dark-blue ink in a child-like hand, was found with the works by Van Gogh, Gauguin and Picasso taken from the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester at the weekend.
The paintings were recovered outside disused public toilets in Whitworth Park, about 200 metres from the gallery, after an anonymous call to police.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/04/30/1051381995244.html   (292 words)

 BBC - Arts - Simon Schama's Power of Art
Their projects make use of pre-cinematic optical illusory devices alongside new visual technologies, and draw on the skills of a wide range of collaborators: confectionery craftsmen, architectural engineers, jewellers and the medical division of Pentax UK amongst others.
Ancient techniques and motifs are reinvested with topical political and social significance, exploring the complex relationships between historical and contemporary forms of cultural expression.
Home to the city's world class collection of historic art and design, operating in four venues around the city; exhibitions range from contemporary through historic art to design and craft, with a complementary programme of events and education activities.
www.bbc.co.uk /arts/powerofart/cities/manchester.shtml   (668 words)

 Textile Art - Fiber Art
Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets is a collaborative work between The Textile Museum (Washington DC), and The Math Forum, and discusses the history of Oriental carpets, plus illustrated mathematical aspects of carpet design.
Textile Gallery (Commercial site London, England - but informative with antique examples) Antique textiles from a wide variety of cultures, focusing in textile art from the Near East, Central Asia and the Far East, including carpets from the 17th century and earlier.
Batik is an ancient art of applying paraffin resist and colored dyes to fabric, usually cotton or silk.
www.princetonol.com /groups/iad/lessons/middle/textiles.htm   (2616 words)

 Manchester City Council: Visitor Information - Art Galleries in Manchester
Situated in Whitworth Park to the south of Manchester city centre, the Whitworth Art Gallery has an internationally famous collection of art and design.
The gallery is home to an impressive range of prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles and wallpapers.
A contemporary art gallery with a changing programme of exhibitions and educational events.
www.manchester.gov.uk /visitorcentre/see/galleries.htm   (391 words)

 News | Telegraph
Although, in theory, a thief who takes an important painting from a gallery could make as much as a major bank robber, in practice the resulting publicity means that it is impossible to sell on the open market.
The Whitworth Art Gallery is internationally renowned as home to an impressive range of watercolours, prints, drawings, modern art and sculpture.
The gallery was founded in 1889 and takes its name from Sir Joseph Whitworth, a Stockport-born engineer who left money to the institution in his will.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/04/28/nart28.xml   (485 words)

 CNN.com - Van Gogh, Picasso paintings found - Apr. 28, 2003
The paintings were recovered and returned to the gallery, where they are being assessed for damage caused by heavy rain Sunday night.
The alarm was not raised until noon Sunday when staff returned to open the gallery to the public for the afternoon, according to the UK Press Association.
The Whitworth, owned and run by Manchester University and founded in 1889, is one of Manchester's leading galleries.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/04/28/stolen.paintings/index.html   (358 words)

 Contemporary Art Society - Special Collections Scheme
In 1998 the Arts Council Lottery awarded the Contemporary Art Society £2.5 million to set up the Special Collection Scheme, to enable 15 museums throughout England to develop interesting and challenging collections of contemporary art and craft over five years.
With the support of the crafts council and partnership funding from museums, the contemporary art society is working directly with each museum to develop a distinctive collection in response to their historic collections.
The Contemporary Art Society act as general advisers and organise visits to studios, exhibitions, collections and events, which form a crucial part of the revival of skills necessary to create public collections.
www.contempart.org.uk /scs.htm   (242 words)

 GALLERY WEBSITES -Art galleries, Tate Gallery uk, paintings, uk galleries, information, London galleries.
Venue for new art, gallery tours, education workshops and special events.
Purpose-built, modern art London gallery which plays a vital role in the visual arts in the UK and internationally.
London art gallery which exhibits and sells the work of modern artists.
www.gallerywebsites.co.uk   (177 words)

 The Lowry Costume Whitworth Gallery Manchester Art Galleries Architecture Architectural Buildings Ca
The collection was adopted from the Salford Art Gallery which had been collecting his work since the 1930s.
Of Lowry's paintings housed in these galleries, one of the most famous and well known is 'Going to the Match' which apparently is 50 years old this year (2003).
This art gallery has world renowned and exhibits a diverse range of art, photography, textiles, sculpture and prints.
www.iknow-northwest.co.uk /tourist_information/manchester/manchester_city/art_architecture.htm   (545 words)

 The Whitworth Art Gallery: About us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
About Us Internationally famous for its collections of art and design, the Whitworth Art Gallery which is part of the University of Manchester in northwest England, is home to an impressive range of watercolours, prints, drawings, modern art and sculpture, as well as the largest collections of textiles and wallpapers outside London.
The Gallery takes its name from Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803-87), the Stockport born engineer, who left money in his will which was used to fund a number of local institutions.
The Whitworth seeks to promote understanding of the cultural and historic significance of its collections through their imaginative use and interpretation.
www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk /about   (190 words)

Five Galleries in Edinburgh and two partner galleries in north and south Scotland.
The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, in northwest England, is home to an impressive range of watercolors, prints, drawings, modern art and sculpture, as well as the largest collections of textiles and wallpapers outside London.
A three-way partnership of art historians and literary specialists at the University of Essex and the University of Manchester, and curators and conservators at the Tate, specializing in Surrealism.
www.artscienceresearchlab.org /links.php   (563 words)

 Gallery Center | Boca Raton, Florida | Lynn Chadwick
Wendy M. Blazier is an art historian, writer, and museum administrator.
For 16 years she was Curator and Director of the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida, organizing more than 100 exhibitions of historical as well as contemporary works by international, national and Florida artists.
As Director of Development for the Boca Raton Museum of Art since 1997, she continues to write about contemporary art.
www.gallerycenter.org /elaine_baker_chadwick.shtml   (1057 words)

 William Morris Online
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, UK From the museum's Arts and Crafts collection; choose the designer from the drop-down list, then click on the object number(s)
Fine art posters are a huge, huge bargain, so don't worry about spending more for the frame than the poster.
Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/morris_william.html   (473 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: whitworth: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Engravings and woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528: [catalogue of an exhibition held] 22 October to 22 December 1971, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester by Whitworth Art Gallery (Paperback - 1971)
Images in clay: Popular art from ancient civilizations, 13 March-3 April 1976, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester...
Treasures from Chatsworth: [catalogue of an exhibition held at] Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester..., 20 January-10 March 1979 by Whitworth Art Gallery (Unknown Binding - 1979)
www.amazon.co.uk /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=whitworth&index=books&pg=15&page=1   (366 words)

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