Posts tagged with 'lady lever art gallery'
25 March 2011 by Alison
Our guest blogger Rosie Marr has some suggestions for ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day.
Sunday 3rd of April 2011 is Mother’s Day. National Museums Liverpool provide a brilliant atmosphere for a relaxing and memorable day out. In fact, we’ve got Mother’s Day all wrapped up- from delicious food, to gorgeous and thoughtful gifts and even cards, so treat your mum to a day she will treasure!
Whatever your mum is interested in; there is something fun to do together in Liverpool. Why not visit the breath-taking Walker Art Gallery and see amazing paintings from Medieval to modern! Kids can even create their own masterpieces for their mums in the Big Art.
The Lady Lever Art Gallery contains a spectacular collection of paintings, furniture, tapestries and sculpture. Or you could visit Sudley House, an elegant location where you can get psyched up for the Royal Wedding by visiting an exhibition of wedding dresses, or unwind in the beautiful springtime grounds around Sudley House. On the 2nd of April you can even make a bouquet of flowers for your mum. Best of all, everything is free!
Our cafés and dining rooms serve some of the best food in Liverpool- offering a brilliant variety of food and drink for amazing prices.
Whether you decide on posh afternoon tea or a traditional Sunday roast at the Maritime Dining Rooms, taking in the stunning city views with a glass of wine at the World Museum, or a more indulgent meal at the Lady Lever which has a delightful and diverse menu- all our museums and galleries serve a variety of tasty treats!
Our gift shops are a fantastic place to buy a unique Mother’s Day present! Surprise her with a book on her favourite exhibition (you can also buy these on our online shop ) or a poster of an amazing piece of artwork. We also have gorgeous jewellery, ornaments and souvenirs. Read more…
We’re really excited as the Lady Lever Art Gallery is on the glory trail with two major award wins! Last week was hugely successful for the gallery as the venue scooped two awards at the Wirral Tourism Awards.
Lady Lever Art Gallery was crowned ‘Attraction of the Year’ at the prestigious event. The hardwork of the staff at the Lady Lever was also rewarded when Cliff Bowden, a Visitor Host at the gallery, won the ‘Outstanding Customer Care award’. What a great effort! Read more…
29 October 2010 by Angela
We’ve got a beautiful new book to give away in our latest competition – I really wouldn’t mind a copy myself.
British Watercolours and Drawings – Lord Leverhulme’s Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery is more than 250 pages of wonderful images from the collection at Lady Lever. It includes work by Ford Madox Brown, Burne-Jones, Constable, Turner, Landseer, Millais, Rossetti and Reynolds, and is truly a celebration of British drawings and watercolours at their finest.
If you’d like to get your hands on your very own copy – and it would make a fab Christmas present if you decided not to keep it – just answer this question. Read more…
13 October 2010 by Alison
This morning I saw a familiar face on the TV as I ate my soggy cereal.
Last night Howard Jacobson had won the Man Booker Prize for his novel ‘The Finkler Question’ and there he was on BBC Breakfast giving his acceptance speech.
Coincidentally this programme will be on this Sunday at 7pm. Mr Jacobson was speaking about the way British artists depict sex and desire, and argues that the most compelling expression is to be found, perhaps unexpectedly, in the art of the Victorians. Read more…
24 September 2010 by Lisa
We’ve just had some great news to start the weekend – we’ve been nominated for a number of awards so we thought we’d shout about it!
For the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) PRide Awards (North West), we are shortlisted in the Public Sector category for our PR work on the Museum of Liverpool.
We have also been shortlisted in the Best In House Communications team category for the How-Do Public Services Awards.
And last but not least the Lady Lever Art Gallery has been shortlisted for Attraction of the Year at this year’s Wirral Tourism Awards. Read more…
16 September 2010 by Dawn
Andrew Lloyd Webber visited the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Walker this week in pursuit of his passion for Victorian art. The man who brought us Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and a host of other hit shows that have filled theatres for decades, first called into Port Sunlight with the TV crew.
Art collector Andrew focused on The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt for the cameras and also paused by The Tree of Forgiveness by Burne-Jones. Next morning he was at the Walker where he talked about Lorenzo and Isabella by Millais. Read more…
Over a hundred leading artists including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Anthony Caro, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin have joined the campaign to make the case against the proposed 25% cuts in government funding of the arts.
Other supporters include John Moores 2010 exhibitor Ian Davenport and Wolfgang Tillmans who is about to open an exhibition here at the Walker Art Gallery.
The campaign is launched today with the release of a new video animation by artist David Shrigley highlighting the effect of the funding cuts, which you can see below. Each week the work of a different artist, created in response to the campaign, will be released. Mark Wallinger will present the next project. Read more…
26 August 2010 by Lisa
Have you ever wanted to know about how you look after an Egyptian mummy? Do you ever dream of putting together your own art exhibition? If you’d like to ask some of our museum and gallery curators a question about what they do then read on…
We are joining in and want you to ask our curators questions on either art, slavery or Egyptology, as these are their specialist subjects.
We have three great experts ready to answer you; Egyptologist Ashley Cooke, art curator Laura MacCulloch and curator of transatlantic slavery Angela Robinson. Read more…
20 August 2010 by Dawn
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Readers of Dan Brown, famous for the blockbuster novel and movie, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, will know that his most recent art linked tale, ‘The Lost Symbol’ delves into the hidden world of Masonic secrets and legends.
I was intrigued to hear that secret messages and symbols in Albrecht Dürer’s ‘Melancholia I’ play a key role in the elaborate plot which sees Robert Langdon decipher a number of clues. The intricate engraving is currently on show at the Lady Lever Art Gallery as part of the Dürer & Italy exhibition. Read more…
27 May 2010 by Alison
Last week I had the pleasure of supervising a visit from the Bargain Hunt team who were filming at the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Supervising film crews on the whole is an exciting and interesting job, however there are occasional moments of quiet when there is not much to do other than admire the surroundings you’re in. There was one such moment last week when Bargain Hunt’s star Tim Wannacott was chatting with the director.