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Current Exhibitions

 

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

10 Apr 2014 to 4 Jan 2015

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

Lest We Forget: Commemorating the Great War

20 May 2014 to 23 Dec 2014

This display commemorates the First World War as evidenced in coins, medals and banknotes.

Gallery 7 | Admission Free | More Info

Discovering Tutankhamun

24 Jul 2014 to 2 Nov 2014

Howard Carter’s excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 was one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.

Galleries 57–61 | Ticketed | More Info

The Eye of the Needle: English Embroideries from the Feller Collection

1 Aug 2014 to 12 Oct 2014

The Eye of the Needle will display, for the first time in public, a selection of eye-catching, virtuoso 17th-century embroideries from the internationally renowned Feller Collection, together with outstanding examples from the Ashmolean’s own holdings.

Gallery 33 | Ticketed | More Info

A View of Chinese Gardens

5 Aug 2014 to 30 Nov 2014

Traditional Chinese gardens represent idealised miniature landscapes by using delicate arrangements of plants, water, rocks and architecture. Some plants have been favoured and cultivated in gardens all over the country, as they have particular symbolic meanings.

Gallery 29 | Admission Free | More Info

Oxford Times Photography

9 Sep 2014 to 31 Dec 2014

To coincide with the Photography Oxford Festival 2014, the Ashmolean is collaborating with the Oxford Times to celebrate their 150th anniversary, with a special display of photographs from their extensive archive. 15 photographs will be on display in the Ashmolean Café and will show how the Oxford Times has been at the forefront of documenting the history of Oxford, from the beginnings of press photography in the 19th century, to the present day.

Ashmolean Café, Lower Ground Floor | Admission Free | More Info