I visited the Whitworth Gallery and was pleasantly surprised how it had been expanded since I last visited. It was founded 120 years ago, as a resource to inspire the textile industry in north- west England and also to provide Manchester citizens with opportunities to learn about visual arts.
The Gallery's collections are eclectic. There really is something for everyone.
When I visited there were stunning examples of Heals fabrics from the 60's and 70's. There were Renaissance prints and pottery. There was a large Andy Warhol section. There were examples of Fine Art including intricate drawings from fine artists of today.There were film installations. There is a sculpture Gallery.
To top it all the new restaurant is fabulous.
Andy Warhol prints
Examples of iconic prints from the 1920s
I also paid a brief visit to the Costume Museum in Manchester. There was a super Mary Quant Exhibition with examples of her designs from the 60's and 70's.It is a small Museum but has some beautiful costumes from past centuries on display.