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The Lowry
The Lowry

The Lowry houses the largest public collection of works by L. S. Lowry in the world, with over 400 works, 57 of which are oil paintings. Alongside these is an archive containing thousands of items ranging from photographs to press cuttings and exhibition catalogues. Both the collection and archive were formed by Salford Museum & Art Gallery, with many acquisitions being donated by or purchased from Lowry himself – a testament to the long and close relationship between the artist and the museum. It is partly as a result of this relationship that the Lowry Collection covers such a broad range of subject matter, style and media, as well as representing all periods of the artist’s career, from life studies made at art school to drawings completed in the early 1970s. In 2000 the collection, still owned by Salford City Council, was transferred to The Lowry, a multi-arts venue at the heart of the regeneration of Salford Quays and one of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landmark Millennium Projects for the arts.

The Lowry

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The Lowry is managed by The Lowry Collection, Salford

The Lowry Collection, Salford is an Art UK Founder Partner

The Lowry

Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, Greater Manchester M50 3AZ England

0843 208 6000

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  • 19 February 2020

    What's going on in the building today? We have: - Ghost Stories - Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday - John Shuttleworth's Back - LS Lowry: The Art & The Artist - The State Of Us Exhibition More info: