4 Dec 2014 to 1 Mar 2015
A major exhibition on the work of William Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet of the prophetic books. The exhibition also explores how Blake looked back to the master artist-printmakers at the beginnings of the Renaissance, and how he inspired and guided the young artist-printmakers who gathered around him in the last years of his life, Samuel Palmer, George Richmond and Edward Calvert.
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Oxford Times Photography
9 Sep 2014 to 31 Mar 2015
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
Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968–2004
17 Jan 2015 to 5 Jul 2015
Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968–2004 is the third in the Ashmolean’s series of exhibitions of post-war and contemporary art presented in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation (USA). Curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, a selection of paintings spanning Paschke’s artistic career from 1968 to 2004 will be on view.
Gallery 2 | Admission Free | More Info
Gods In Colour: Painted Sculpture in Antiquity
22 Jan 2015 to 14 Jun 2015
This exhibition of over twenty full-size colour reconstructions of Greek and Roman sculptures challenges the popular notion of classical white marble sculpture. It shows that ancient statues were far more colourful, complex, and exuberant than is often thought.
Gallery 14 | Admission Free | More Info