Future Exhibitions


Pax Mongolica 1210–1350

5 Jan 2016 to 1 May 2016

Genghis Khan established the Mongol Empire in 1206. It rapidly expanded during the following decades, continuously invading new territories.

Gallery 7 | Admission Free

Scenes of Last Tokyo

2 Feb 2016 to 5 Jun 2016

In the early 20th century a new artistic movement emerged in Japan: the Sosaku Hanga (Creative Print) movement.

Gallery 29 | Admission Free

Andy Warhol: Works from The Hall Collection

4 Feb 2016 to 15 May 2016

This spring exhibition presents, for the first time in public, an important private collection of works by Andy Warhol (1928–1987).

Galleries 58 – 61 | Ticketed | More Info

Elizabeth Price: The Contemporary Art Society Award

4 Feb 2016 to 10 Apr 2016

Elizabeth Price, winner of the 2013 Contemporary Art Society Award, has created a new work in response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums.

Gallery 33 | Admission Free

Pure Land

1 Mar 2016 to 2 Oct 2016

Pure Land is the name for the realm of the Buddha and other deities depicted in paintings since the Tang dynasty (AD 618?906).

Gallery 11 | Admission Free

Monkey Tales

4 Jun 2016 to 30 Oct 2016

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey in 2016 this special display showcases images of adventurous and mischievous monkeys in works on paper from Iran to Japan.

Gallery 29 | Admission Free

Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas

21 Jun 2016 to 25 Sep 2016

Storms, War and Shipwrecks tells the extraordinary story of the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean through the discoveries made by underwater archaeologists.

Galleries 58 – 61 | Ticketed

Liu Dan

18 Oct 2016 to 26 Feb 2017

Liu Dan (b. 1953) is one of China’s leading artists, at the forefront of the generation of painters who have been working in radically new ways in the traditional medium of ink.

Gallery 11 | Admission Free

Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

20 Oct 2016 to 15 Jan 2017

Showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects from Morocco to China, Power and Protection is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world.

Galleries 58 – 61 | Ticketed