City of Radicals Exhibition Features Work by Van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin and Signac

LIVERPOOL.- The relationship between a 100-year-old ground-breaking art exhibition and a city’s radicalism is the focus for a new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery from 24 June to 25 September 2011. Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911 celebrates the pioneering exhibition The Sandon Studios Society exhibition of Modern Art including work by the Post-Impressionists, which ran at the Bluecoat (formerly known as the Liberty Buildings), Liverpool, from 4 March to 1 April 1911. Inspired by Manet and the Post-Impressionists, the writer and artist Roger Fry’s controversial London exhibition of 1910, The Sandon Studios Society brought about 50 paintings and drawings from the show to Liverpool the following year. The society’s exhibition was the first time that such a large number of mainland European Post-Impressionist works were shown in the UK outside London and the first time