'An Ideal for Manchester Realisable If- '
Talk about Thomas Horsfall by Dr Michael Harrison
Thursday 4 July 2013, 18.30pm - 20.30pm
'Art for All: Thomas Horsfall's Gift to Manchester' is an exhibition about Thomas Horsfall's remarkable Ancoats Art Museum that he set up in 1886.
Don't miss this illustrated talk that provides a fascinating insight to Manchester's history, art education, philanthropy, and town planning. There will also be an opportunity to look round the exhibition in the Manchester Gallery
Horsfall’s pioneering work in gallery education and his desire to bring art to the people of Manchester had a significant impact on the city’s poor communities, especially children. Horsfall is responsible for changing the law to allow schools to visit museums as part of the curriculum.
Dr Michael Harrison will flesh out Horsfall the man, his childhood, his fascination with German town planning, and his attempts to provide green spaces and good art for the people of Manchester. Dr Harrison, former lecturer at Birmingham City University, wrote the most in-depth study about Thomas Coglan Horsfall, and has published essays and articles about him.
Come early and enjoy a drink in the Cafe Bar
'Art for All: Thomas Horsfall's Gift to Manchester' (7 June 2013-June 2014) explores Manchester Art Gallery's remarkable collection of artworks collected by philanthropist Thomas Horsfall.