Pelé: Art, Life, Football to launch with After Hours Party

The new exhibition at the National Football Museum; Pelé: Art, Life, Football opens with a public party on the evening of Thursday 18 May.

As part of Manchester After Hours the National Football Museum will be leaving the doors open until 10pm, with live Samba music and a bar serving up Caipirinhas and food inspired by the new exhibition all about the Brazilian legend.

Pelé: Art, Life, Football, presented in partnership with Halcyon Gallery, features a selection of vibrant contemporary artworks which reflect an international football icon.

In addition to a superb collection of art inspired by the man, the National Football Museum has brought together iconic items from our own collection and those owned by private collectors to illustrate the life and career of the first man to truly transcend the global game.

Manchester After Hours is a city wide celebration of Manchester’s cultural spaces, featuring artistic collaborations and late-night openings at some of the city’s best-loved museums and galleries.

Visitors to the National Football Museum will be able to get a preview of the new Pelé exhibition from 6pm. In addition to the music and late-night bar, there’ll also be chance to creative and contribute to a unique new artwork that will be created by museum visitors.

globalgrooves_9_cropThe whole museum will be open late on the evening (from 5pm), making it a great opportunity to explore the galleries, play games, and sample the hospitality of the new on-site Cafe Football.

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