The Atkinson: Love Stories: Romance, Obsession & Heartbreak

7 September 2013 – April 2014

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday  9.30 – 17.00
Thursday 9.30 – 20.00
Sunday 11.00 – 16.00

The exhibition which begins in September is all about love in its many forms, and presents stunning works from The Atkinson’s own collections alongside dramatic and provocative works by leading contemporary artists including Tracey Emin and Jordon Baseman, in an ambitious and surprising exhibition.

Love Stories explores the universal experience of love and loss in five stages: flirtation and courtship; the choice; marriage; obsession and betrayal and contented love. A broad spectrum of art is used to chart this journey, from traditional oil paintings to contemporary installations and moving image.

The exhibition features new research by guest curator Dr Amanda Draper and an interpretive project funded by Leeds University and led by Kevin Laycock, Lecturer in Design.

THE ATKINSON Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB