Current Exhibitions


The Wealth of the Shires: The Medieval Mint of Ilchester

1 Jan 2014 to 25 May 2014

This display explores the impressive coinage of Ilchester in Somerset, a borough during Anglo-Saxon and medieval times.

Gallery 7 | Admission Free | More Info

Michael Sullivan: A Life of Art and Friendship

11 Mar 2014 to 14 Sep 2014

Michael Sullivan, who died aged 96 in September 2013, was a leading scholar of Chinese art.

Gallery 11 | Admission Free | More Info

Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection

13 Mar 2014 to 22 Jun 2014

The collection formed by Henry and Rose Pearlman after the Second World War is one of the most important in North America. In 2014, it will be exhibited for the first time in Europe at the Ashmolean Museum.

Galleries 57–61 | Ticketed | More Info

Joseph Beuys & Jörg Immendorff: Art Belongs To The People!

10 Apr 2014 to 31 Aug 2014

The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the next exhibition in its collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation with the opening of Art Belongs To The People!. Curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, the exhibition shows a selection of important works by two outstanding German artists, Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) and Jörg Immendorff (1945–2007).

Gallery 2 | Admission Free | More Info

Lure of the East: Selections from the Christopher Gandy Collection

15 Apr 2014 to 27 Jul 2014

Christopher Gandy spent over 30 years in diplomatic posts in the Middle East. He developed a strong appreciation for the art and architecture of the region which fuelled his subsequent passion for collecting Islamic art during his retirement.

Gallery 29 | Admission Free | More Info