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Last chance to catch popular What's in Store? exhibition

Nov 08, 2017

Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Please act quickly if you want to catch the What’s in Store? exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery as it closes on Sunday 19 November.

Since it launched back in May an impressive 10,000 people have visited the exhibition which features artwork spanning half a century - from oil paintings to experimental digital pieces. Featuring over 30 artists, the exhibition includes work by Bridget Riley and Patrick Caulfield, alongside recent work by rising international stars such as Rachel Maclean, Cao Fei and Mishka Henner.

What's in Store? is first time the University's permanent art collection has been shown together in public and is being held as part of celebrations to mark our 50th anniversary.The exhibition includes some of the earliest works acquired by the University – The Narcia Fitting Out At The Tyne (1968) by Salford’s own L.S Lowry along with Romiley (1916) by the French artist Adolphe Valette, who lived in Manchester in the early 20th century where he painted the industrial landscape as well as teaching and inspiring Lowry.

To mark its final week, two special events have been planned:

Wednesday 15 November, 6.30 - 7.30pm, Salford Museum and Art Gallery: Danny Morrell shines a spotlight works from the exhibition that use optical illusion. Tickets are £3 - book here.

Thursday 16 November, 6-8pm, Studio Theatre - New Adelphi Building: Research Curator Marianna Tsionki will introduce a special screening of Beijing-based artist Cao Fei’s Haze and Fog in association with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA).  Tickets are free - book here

Please note, the exhibition will close early on Wednesday 15 November at 2pm for a private event.