Discover how the splendour of Venice and its shimmering light influenced artists, and trace the role of drawing in Venice and its importance over three centuries.
The Great British Drawings exhibition will be open late on Friday 28 & Saturday 29 August. Book your ticket now to see more than 100 works by some of Britain's greatest artists.
The Ashmolean has acquired an important record of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, the illustrated letters of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833–98) to Helen Mary (May) Gaskell (1853–1940).
Today the Ashmolean announces the launch of a public campaign to raise the final Ł60,000 needed to secure for the nation a major work by JMW Turner, The High Street, Oxford (1810).
The Ashmolean is pleased to announce that it has received a Major Grant from DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund to create a welcome and orientation space at the Museum’s main entrance.
Due to extraordinary demand the William Blake exhibition will be open late on Fri 27 & Sat 28 February. Book your ticket now to explore the extraordinary life and work of William Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet.
Authors Philip Pullman, Caspar Henderson and Iain Sinclair will speak at the launch of the Ashmolean and Blackwell’s Bookshop 'Inspired By Blake' festival at 3pm at the Sheldonian Theatre this Sunday 18 January.