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
1 Oct 2014 to 22 Feb 2015
The autumn exhibition in the Ashmolean’s Chinese Paintings Gallery commemorates the life of Fang Zhaoling (1914–2006). Drawn from private collections, including the Fang family collection, many of the works are on display for the first time in public.
Gallery 11 | Admission Free | More Info
7 Oct 2014 to 11 Jan 2015
The Ashmolean is home to an important collection of Russian art that, for conservation reasons, cannot be displayed permanently. This autumn, we will display Leonid Pasternak's potrait of his two sons, Boris and Alexander, along with a selection of watercolours and drawings by fellow Russian artists Konstantin Somov, Alexander Benois and Leon Bakst.
Gallery 62 | Admission Free | More Info
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.
Ticketed | More Info
9 Dec 2014 to 15 Feb 2015
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) was one of the great masters of the Japanese landscape print and his most famous series was the Fifty-three Stages of the Tōkaidō Road, first published in 1833.
Gallery 29 | Admission Free | More Info