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The Whitworth
The Whitworth

Throughout its history, the Whitworth has aimed to be a great gallery in a great city. It was founded more than 120 years ago as a source of pleasure and enjoyment for the citizens of Manchester and to provide opportunities for all to learn about the visual arts. The Whitworth houses collections of international significance including outstanding works on paper, ranging from Renaissance prints to British landscape watercolours, and modern and contemporary work by artists from Picasso to Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and Tracey Emin. The holdings of fine art are matched in terms of interest and importance by large collections of world textiles and wallpapers.

The Whitworth

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The Whitworth is managed by The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

The Whitworth, The University of Manchester is an Art UK Founder Partner

The Whitworth

Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester M15 6ER England

0161 275 7450

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  • 28 February 2021

    This year's #LGBTHM theme is Body, Mind and Spirit. This delicate study by Patrick Procktor of his then lover & muse, Gervase Griffiths & friend Ossie Clarke (in pencil) reminds me of the emotion of a new relationship, where we want our new lover Body, Mind and Spirit.