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Ten things you didn't know about the Bluecoat

Built almost 300 years ago, the Bluecoat is the oldest building in Liverpool city centre. It lives up to its billing as ‘Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts’, through regular visual art exhibitions, dance, music, literature and live art events.

Whistler's "10 O'clock Lecture"

Whistler's

Public lecture, Prince's Hall, Piccadilly, 20 February 1885.

Whistler's first book, Ten O’clock Lecture, was published in 1885, expressing his belief in "art for art's sake". At the time, Victorians believed that art, and much human activity, had a moral or social function. However, to Whistler art was its own end and the artist's responsibility was not to society, but to himself, to interpret through art.

The Bluecoat Leading up to the First World War

The Bluecoat Leading up to the First World War

As we welcome the giants' return to Liverpool-  we reflect on our own history during the First World War.

We speak to Whistler scholar Margaret MacDonald

We speak to Whistler scholar Margaret MacDonald

We speak to leading Whistler scholar Margaret MacDonald from the Department of Art History, University of Glasgow, who gives us her thoughts on Whistler and our new exhibition Liverpool Biennial 2014: James McNeill Whistler, opening Sat 5 Jul - Sun 26 Oct, 10am - 6pm daily, free.

MacDonald will introduce the artist and the world-famous collection of his prints, copper plates and other works at the Hunterian Art Gallery, in an Exhibition Talk tomorrow at 12pm (free, booking recommended)

Liverpool Biennial 2014: JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER

Liverpool Biennial 2014: JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER

Liverpool Biennial 2014: The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art 

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Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, the oldest in the UK. Our landmark building, located in the ...

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