Famous 20th century artists inspire Museum and Art Gallery’s summer workshops


A top-rated exhibition at the City Museum and Art Gallery has inspired a series of holiday activities for families this August.

Since it opened, Modern Masters in Print has had great feedback from visitors who have described it as “excellent”, “beautifully presented”, “well worth a look”, “eye opening” and “a treat”. It also received a five-star review on Trip Advisor.

The exhibition, which is on a national tour from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, features works on paper by 20th century greats Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

Activities inspired by the artists and artworks on display will run during the first half of August.

Children and their accompanying adults can drop in and create paper prints on Wednesday 6 August and colourful collages on Wednesday 13 August.

The drop-in sessions will run from 10.30am to 1pm with last entries at 12.30pm. Admission is free and there is no need to book. You can go along for as little or as long as you like, but you may be asked to wait a short while if the session is busy as activities will be organised on a first come first served basis.

Families can also go along and make pop art prints like Andy Warhol’s at a workshop on Thursday 7 August. A further printmaking workshop will also take place on Thursday 14 August.

Both workshops will run from 10.30am to 12pm and there is a small charge of just £2.50 per child. Advance booking is advised via the Museum Welcome Desk or by calling 01752 304774.

Further drop-in activities and workshops based on the Museum and Art Gallery’s permanent collections will take place during the second half of August.

Two free film screenings are also on offer right at the start of the summer holidays. ‘The Lego Movie’ will be screened from 1.30pm on Wednesday 30 July and ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ will be shown from the same time on Thursday 31 July.

For full information about the Museum and Art Gallery’s summer events and activities visit its what’s on web pages or call 01752 304774.