I love Manchester Art Gallery. I visit Manchester just once or twice a year on business. My meetings usually end soon after 3pm, giving me enough time to get to the Gallery and have a good look round before it closes at 5pm (most days). Their temporary exhibitions are absolutely brilliant; they've introduced me to some contemporary work I didn't know, or reignited my love for artists I'd seen before. More importantly for me, the last major shows I've seen there have also involved the artist being commissioned to create new works, inspired by the gallery's collection, to hang temporarily in the permanent galleries alongside art from earlier periods. These pieces always make me smile as there's a delightful clash of cultures with usually an element of wit from the artist involved. The shop is also excellent. I visit London and Midlands galleries much more often than this one, but this is definitely my favourite. Lots of praise to the curators!