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This exhibition brings together historic, modern and contemporary works to examine how utopian strategies have been imagined, represented and tested in the Whitworth Collection.

Utopia is at its essence about creating a perfect world, yet in this way it is always in opposition with the present.

In his seminal book Utopia (1516), Thomas More gave name and form to an idea that captured the human imagination – that of aspiring to an ideal future, an improved world, a better society.

This exhibition brings together historic, modern and contemporary works to examine how utopian strategies have been imagined, represented and tested in the Whitworth Collection.

Manchester


The Whitworth

The University Of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 6ER

0161 275 7450

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Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday - 11am-4pm. Last entry 3.30pm.

Closed 24th, 25th, 26th December, 1st January.

Welcome back to the Whitworth! To ensure our visitors, staff & volunteers can be safe, everyone who visits us will need to book a ticket in advance.

Reconnect with our exhibitions and spaces and come see what's new. From, wallpapers, textiles, sculptures, prints to those hidden gems, we have something for everyone.

Our cafe is open but our shop will remain closed for the forseeable future. You can still shop with us online.

Access

Parkside Entrance: 3 gallery designated disabled bays are directly beside our park entrance along Denmark road. A short step-free path from our park gates leads you to the parkside entrance.

Oxford Road Entrance: There are an additional 2 disabled bays further along on Denmark Road for the surrounding buildings. If using these you can enter through our main gates (across the bicycle lanes) and up shallow gradient ramps leading to our automatic doors, which open inwards.

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