Ford Maddox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer
Maddox Brown doesn't need to be called a 'pioneer' to justify this major showing of his work. He was a remarkable and socially aware painter in his own right. The exhibition will include his masterworks and also his studies for the giant murals painted for the nearby Town Hall.
Details 24 September to 29 January 2012, Manchester Art Gallery (www. manchestergalleries.org)