LiveFriday May 2016

Friday 13 May, 7–10.30 pm
All Welcome!

Bringing the final weekend of our Andy Warhol exhibition to a grand finale, our next LiveFriday will focus on portraits across the Museum and beyond. From gargoyles to pop-art, self-portraits to caricatures, face-swaps to selfies, find out more and book your tickets for FRAMED!?

With blockbuster live performances, hands-on creative workshops, behind-the-scenes talks, and bars in the rooftop Dining Room and the Café.


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Join in with the creative communities at The Oxford Old Fire Station, dance the evening away at a Warhol Factory Party with DJs from Decadent Times in the café, and listen to expert talks with the Oxford Research Centre for Humanities (TORCH). Artist partnership brook & black will reveal the community exhibition "Beyond the Balcony," with a series of responses to the portrait of Fanny Claus by Edouard Manet. The Ashmolean will present an exploration of portraiture from mummies to Manet and from sculpture to portraiture, with hands on workshops in the galleries alongside live performances and music inspired by the portraits in the museum.

A full programme will be confirmed soon. Confirmed activities and performances so far include:

Old Fire Station artists – Pianist Sholto Kynoch – DJs and bands with Decadent Times – “High as Sugar” with UnderConstruction Theatre – NOVA music – Dr Frankenstein – Disco Shed – Tom Peacock – Playground – brook & black – Oxford Research Centre for Humanities (TORCH) talks – “Framed” with The Dead Secrets – Self Portraits with Dr Weiman He & the Ashmolean’s Eastern Art Collections – Oxford Brookes Portraiture Trail – Screen Testing with Angelsharp – Pop-Art Me – Gargoyle Making – Caricatures – Old Fire Station local band hub – Face Swap – The Balcony – Art Classes – Projections – Films by Grove Street Media – Collages

Ashmolean LiveFridays

The Ashmolean opens its doors 7–10.30 pm, giving you the opportunity to experience the Museum and see the collections after hours. Interactive events include theatrical performances, creative workshops and lively talks. The Rooftop Dining Room and Crypt Café stays open all evening.