Art and History
Liverpool's art is not limited to its galleries, but can be found saturating many of its street. Liverpool is home to the Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art – a story of fictional worlds showcased in galleries, public spaces, disused buildings and online, which draw from Liverpool's past, present and future. This all-encompassing approach to art reflects Liverpool's progressive culture, and its flawless blend of the ages. This idea is reflected in the vast collection at The Walker Art Gallery, ranging from Renaissance to present day art.
If you prefer modernity, you can soak up the cutting-edge contemporary art at the Tate's national collection of modern art in the north, where work of some of the world's most celebrated artists is displayed, such as Tracey Emin and Jackson Pollock. At the Open Eye Gallery, you can muse on an impressive collection of photography dating back to the 1930s as well as regular exhibitions from international photographers. At the Bluecoat, you'll find four galleries housing a creative community of artists and businesses showcasing an exciting array of contemporary visual art, music, dance and literature, with lots of opportunities to get involved. At FACT, the UK's leading media arts centre, you can wonder at ground-breaking new media art from across the world, or catch the latest in independent and mainstream film.
If you're still hungry for culture, Liverpool's museums don't disappoint. At the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the newer Museum of Liverpool (to name but a few) you can take a walk through time, places, traditions – you name it. The fact is, you'll never be bored in Liverpool.