Exclusively for Members

An exclusive talk for Members of the Ashmolean

This event is taking place in-person at the Headley Lecture Theatre, and online via Zoom.

Tea and cake will be served in the lecture theatre from 3pm.

Booking is essential. See below

With Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of European Art at the Ashmolean

The group of independent artists who became known as the Impressionists first exhibited together in 1874, and, with changes in the participants, held a further seven exhibitions until the last in 1886.

Landscape painting by Camille Pissarro of two small figures in a green field with trees both next to them and in the distance

Autumn, Morning Mist, Eragny by Camille Pissarro, 1902 © Ashmolean Museum

This lecture by senior curator Colin Harrison will explore the origins of the movement, its development, and some of the personal and artistic disagreements among its leaders.

This talk will be recorded and this will be shared with ticketholders following the event.


Tickets are £15 in person and £10 online. Tickets are available exclusively for Members of the Ashmolean Museum.


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