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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)

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A Needle Walks into a Haystack is the Biennial’s exhibition of international art that unfolds across Liverpool’s public spaces and galleries. Curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman, it disrupts the way we assume our habits, and experience our habitats. The Bluecoat presents a single artist, American painter James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Through paintings, prints, drawings, sound, ephemera and key correspondences, this exhibition, the first of its kind in the UK, will explore elements of Whistler’s practice and life that position him as the ‘original’ contemporary artist, in a reflection of how artists operate today.

 

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