Current Exhibitions


Oxford Times Photography

9 Sep 2014 to 12 Apr 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

Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th-century Art in India

3 Mar 2015 to 1 Jun 2015

In the early 20th century, a wave of nationalism swept across the Indian subcontinent. In Bengal, several artists focused on revitalizing Indian cultural history and spirituality, deliberately turning away from academic expressions of realism practised in the various British art schools in India.

Gallery 29 | Admission Free | More Info