Liverpool showcases Turner, Rossetti and Grayson Perry

Date Posted: 08/02/2014

National Museums Liverpool has announced details of its 2014 exhibition programme which will include displays of work by artists as diverse as JMW Turner, Grayson Perry and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. All exhibitions are free entry.

Around 30 works by landscape painter JMW Turner will go on show at Lady Lever Art Gallery for the exhibition Turner: travels, light and landscape, opening on 14th February.

Following Turner at Lady Lever is Rossetti’s Obsession: Images of Jane Morris, opening on 20th June. The exhibition brings together compelling examples of this pictorial obsession, together with contrasting images of Jane as herself reflecting her actual life and interests, beyond modelling.

The Walker Art Gallery will host two exhibitions: Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences, opening on 17th May, a collection of six tapestries which explore taste, class, aspiration and identity in a British context. The John Moore’s Painting Prize will then open as a summer show on 5th July.

Between Slavery and Freedom on St Helena opens on 4th April at The International Slavery Museum. The exhibition has been funded by the St Helena government and is reportedly the first ever to look at the recently discovered graveyards of 'liberated' Africans in Rupert’s Valley on the island.

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues: the Museum of Liverpool, World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Border Force National Museum, Sudley House and the Lady Lever Art Gallery. 

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Pictured: Expulsion From Number 8 Eden Close by Grayson Perry.

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