Art and Labour's Cause is One: Walter Crane and Manchester 1880 - 1915
|Dates:||1 September 2008 - 1 September 2009|
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|Venue opening hours:||Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm. The Gallery is open on Bank Holiday Mondays at Easter, in May and August. The Gallery is closed on Good Friday, and between Christmas and New Year.|
|How much:||Entry to the Gallery is free.|
Art and Labour's Cause is One: Exhibition Summary.
Manchester at the end of the 19th century saw art education, design theory, community activism and socialist politics come together to make a uniquely rich visual culture. Walter Crane, the Arts and Crafts designer, theorist and socialist, was a key figure in this world. His astonishing body of work challenged the artistic and political establishment of the time. His connections to Manchester played a central role in Crane's fusion of art and politics. The exhibition features items such as book illustrations, political cartoons, socialist emblems and works of art.
This exhibition has been devised and selected by Morna O'Neill, Mellon Assistant Professor, History of Art Department, Vanderbilt University, Nashville.
The University of Manchester holds the Walter Crane Archive, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Friends of the Whitworth, The Headley Trust and the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust.
The Print Gallery refurbishment has been supported by: DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Gallery Improvement Fund and The Idlewild Trust.
Price: Entry to the Gallery is free.
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