ashmolean

Future Exhibitions

 

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

From Palace to Studio: Chinese Women Artists, 1900 to the present

10 Mar 2015 to 27 Sep 2015

At the beginning of the 20th century, the palace retainers of China’s Empress Dowager Cixi included a ‘ghost painter’. This accomplished female artist was tasked with producing paintings in the Empress’s name, and only rarely signed her own works.

Gallery 11 | Admission Free

Love Bites: Caricatures by James Gillray

26 Mar 2015 to 21 Jun 2015

To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of British caricaturist James Gillray (1757–1815), the Ashmolean presents more than 60 of Gillray’s finest caricatures from the outstanding collection of New College, Oxford.

Gallery 59 | Ticketed | More Info

Great British Drawings

26 Mar 2015 to 31 Aug 2015

The collection of British drawings and watercolours in the Ashmolean is one of the largest and most important in the world. Great British Drawings shows more than one hundred works by some of the country’s greatest artists, to trace the history of drawing in Britain. Many of the drawings are shown for the first time in public.

Galleries 58, 60 & 61 | Ticketed | More Info

An Elegant Society: Adam Buck, artist in the age of Jane Austen

16 Jul 2015 to 11 Oct 2015

The work of Adam Buck, Regency portrait and miniature painter, provides a fascinating insight into the faces and fashions of this time. Buck’s portraits of The Royals, landowners, Serving Officers and society hostesses, dressed in white muslin, seated or standing in fashionable interiors, brings the world of Jane Austen vividly to life. Jane Austen enthusiasts know Adam Buck’s work better than most.

Gallery 59 | Ticketed | More Info

Drawing in Venice: Titian to Canaletto

15 Oct 2015 to 10 Jan 2016

Featuring a hundred drawings from the Uffizi, the Ashmolean, and Christ Church, Oxford, Drawing in Venice is a ground-breaking exhibition based on new research.

Galleries 58–61 | Ticketed