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Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy with a special exhibition by the Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall.

As part of the events for the RA’s anniversary, Salford Museum and Art Gallery is making the most of its excellent collection of works by Royal Academicians, displaying some pieces for the first time in several years.

Complemented by loans from other institutions, the exhibition includes prints, drawings and sculpture and will take place across both the gallery and Ordsall Hall. Highlights include works by LS Lowry, David Hockney and Edward Burne-Jones, and it’s also a chance to discover some lesser known artists of the Royal Academy.

A wide range of work will be on display from traditional landscapes and portraits to modern art, including paintings by war artists in the Second World War.

This exhibition is part of RA250 and supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

There are also two exhibitions taking place at The Lowry in Salford this year as part of RA250. Chantal Joffe RA presents Personal Feeling is the Main Thing (19 May to 2 September), a collection of fearless paintings that confront the physicality of the human body and the complexities of human emotions, and in December, the academy’s own collection of Lowry’s work will go on display within the permanent LS Lowry: The Art & The Artist exhibition.

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Tue – Sun 11.30am– 4pm

We will be offering visits via pre-booked timed slots as we did previously from July- October 2020. This will include slots to explore Lark Hill Place, our galleries and also visits to the Local History Library.

Our café and shop will also re-open from 29th May. Thesre is no need to book to visit the cafe or shop.


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