The exhibition has been curated by her family, and will range from her iconic depictions of the 1960s music scene of the 1960s to her home life
A major retrospective of Linda McCartney’s photography will be shown at the Walker Art Gallery next year.
Curated by her family, the exhibition will include a selection of images taken in Liverpool and Wirral that have never been on public display. The show will feature more than 200 images that range from her iconic depictions of the music scene of the 1960s to family life with husband Paul McCartney.
They reveal what a prolific photographer Linda was, and how her love for the natural world, her surreal sense of humour, and an exceptional eye for capturing the spontaneous, gave her work an inimitable style. Linda McCartney Retrospective will run from April 25 to August 31 of next year as part of National Museums Liverpool’s 2020 programme, which will also include an exploration of humanity’s relationship with artificial intelligence and a new, permanent gallery in the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Laura Pye, NML’s director, said: “From the photography of Linda McCartney, both iconic and intimate, to a glimpse into the fascinating potential AI has to shape our future, 2020 promises to be an amazing year for National Museums Liverpool, which we hope will challenge, inspire and delight our visitors.
“And this year it’s not just about exhibitions. This spring we are also opening Life on board, a major new gallery at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, which explores more than three centuries of our city’s seafaring history.
“While at World Museum we’re looking forward to a series of interventions that brings fresh perspectives to the World Cultures gallery and addresses current debates.”