Manchester Art Gallery is presenting the exhibition Artists in the Frame: Self-portraits by Van Dyck and Others from 21 May – 31 August. The show explores why and how artists choose to represent themselves and brings together 20 works by historic and contemporary artists. Spanning over 300 years of portraiture, the exhibition features photographs, paintings, digital and graphic works. This is a unique opportunity to see self-portraits from the gallery’s collection alongside loans from the National Portrait Gallery and contemporary artists. Sir Anthony van Dyck’s renowned Self-portrait, the highlight of this exhibition, was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 2014 through a major public appeal with the Art Fund, and with thanks to a major grant of £6.3m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the support of other major individual and trust supporters, and nearly 10,000 members

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