From Moss Side to Marseille: The Art of Michael Browne and Eric Cantona
30 November 2022
The National Football Museum has announced a new, thought-provoking exhibition jointly curated by artist Michael Browne and France and Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona.
From Moss Side to Marseille: The Art of Michael Browne and Eric Cantona is a collection of fine art pieces by Michael Browne which chronicle the relationship between sport and modern society.
Commissioned by Cantona and executed by Browne in his distinctive figurative style, the collection is influenced by their sporting heroes who used their positions to advocate for social change, despite the great personal cost. Themes boldly address human rights, equality, injustice, the impact of power and elevations to a godlike status.
Visitors will experience the commanding scale of Browne’s work alongside never before seen items from his personal archive, revealing the poignant stories and influences behind his unique relationship with Cantona.
From Moss Side to Marseille: The Art of Michael Browne and Eric Cantona opens at the National Football Museum on 14 January until June 2023.
Tickets are available from www.nationalfootballmuseum.com
Thanks to funding from Manchester City Council, City of Manchester residents are admitted free of charge.