DAN Heritage Tours Spring and Summer 2014 Jan 2014 - Page 4

Further Information and Bookings - www.danarts.co.uk Heritage Tours Liverpool Saturday 25 January Coach departs Northwich Memorial Hall at 9.00amc Other pick-ups available £15.00 The Walker Art Gallery has an exhibition by David Hockney, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. This new exhibition brings together a unique selection of paintings and prints, which chart the early development of this iconic British artist. Liverpool Central Library, re-opened to the public in May 2013 after a 3 year refurbishment. For many visitors, the star attraction will be seeing a copy of John James Audubon’s massive ‘Birds of America’, described as the greatest natural history book ever produced. Tate Liverpool has “Art Turning Left”, the first exhibition to examine how the production and reception of art has been influenced by left-wing values. Preston, Accrington and Blackburn Galleries Saturday 22 February Coach departs Northwich Memorial Hall at 9.00amc Other pick-ups available £17.00 Birmingham and Winterbourne House Saturday 22 March Coach departs Northwich Memorial Hall at 9.00amc Other pick-ups available £19.00 The Harris Art Gallery in Preston is considered as one of the leading museums and contemporary art venues in the region. The fine art collection contains paintings, drawings and watercolours, prints, photographs and sculpture, and there is a special exhibitions of works by Bruce Nauman, one of the most influential artists of our time. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is home to one of the world's finest collections of Pre-Raphaelite art. The Staffordshire Hoard is still in the process of being conserved and you can see objects pre-conservation and new objects. Photorealism Exhibition: In late 1960s America a new movement of artists began painting realistic depictions of everyday objects and scenes – gleaming automobiles, storefronts and diners – which at first glance appeared to be photographs. BMAG is the only UK venue to show this exhibition. After lunch, we move on to the Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington to see the world-famous Tiffany glass collection, the largest public collection in Europe. It was donated by Accrington born Joseph Briggs, who was a designer for Tiffany. The collection Restored to its Edwardian includes the iconic Peacock vase. We finish at Blackburn Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a Museum and Art Gallery. It unique attraction set in 7 hosts a wide range of Other attractions include acres of beautiful botanic exhibitions and has collecgardens. It is a hidden gem the National Maritime tions of Japanese prints, – home to beautiful Museum, St George’s Hall, the Hart collection of antiques and over 6,000 Liverpool Museum and books, coins and medieval plant species from around Museum of Liverpool Life, manuscripts and an awardthe world. and the two cathedrals. winning South Asian gallery. DAN Community, The Library, Witton Street, Northwich CW9 5DR