A Lowry Summer
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Celebrating LS Lowry’s 125th birthday, this exhibition collates the biggest, broadest collection in recent years.
Lowry painted the industrialised landscape of Manchester in the first third of the 20th century.
His paintings give the sense of a birds-eye view of working class life, showing workers’ powerful role in production.
Catastrophe! The looting and destruction of Iraq’s past
Great North Museum, Newcastle NE2 4PT
The 2003 invasion of Iraq decimated the lives of millions of people—and their history. Iraq was the birthplace of writing, the wheel and cities.
This exhibition looks at the war’s impact on cultural history. It explores the implications of the devastation of museums and archeological sites.