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Mayor opens A Public Affair exhibition at Harris Art Gallery

Posted on - 29th May, 2012 - 1:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Events, News
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Mayor of Preston Carl Crompton takes in the new exhibition

On Fri 25th May, following on from the very successful ‘Private Affair’ exhibition at the Harris Art Gallery, the Mayor opened the latest display called ‘A Public Affair’.

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The aim of this exhibition is to showcase some of the Harris’s finest paintings from the original Newsham bequest, hung as closely as possible to the way they were displayed in Victorian times.

The exhibition then takes us through changing tastes during the 20th century, leading to a showcase of some of the most modern pieces in a range of media reflecting the current art scene.

When I spoke with them, the Mayor and Mayoress told me that one of their favourite paintings was Last Of The Fair by Sir Alfred Munnings, which is a stunning scene depicting horses in a relaxed pose at the end of the day.

Another picture which drew much admiration is The Ebb by Herbert Draper, an incredibly realistic seascape.

The exhibition runs until 15th September, and is, of course, completely free to visit.

Have you been to the exhibition? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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