PISSARRO: FATHER OF IMPRESSIONISM EXHIBITION

FATHER OF IMPRESSIONISM

Closes 12 June 2022

This major exhibition, of works drawn from the Ashmolean's collections as well as international loans, spans Pissarro's entire career.

Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) is one of the most celebrated artists of 19th-century France and a central figure in Impressionism. Considered a father-figure to many in the movement, his work was enormously influential for many artists, including Claude Monet and Paul Cézanne.

It features 120 works, 80 by Pissarro and 40 by his friends and contemporaries, with eight paintings on display for the first time in this country. The exhibition draws on the Ashmolean's Pissarro archive, the world’s largest collection devoted to an Impressionist artist, revealing intimate and fascinating details about Pissarro, his artist-friends and relatives. It aims to show him as the galvanising force that propelled modern art forward and without whom there would have been no Impressionism. 

Image: Design for a fan: The pea stakers, 1890, Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) WA1952.6.310  

 

★ ★ ★ ★

"Illuminating"

The Times


★ ★ ★ ★

"Pissarro was always pushing art forward"

The Guardian


★ ★ ★ ★

"Fascinating"

The i

 

WATCH THE TRAILER

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Exhibition curator, Colin Harrison, says: ‘Camille Pissarro is unique among the Impressionists. His work rewards close and careful attention that reveals a hugely sympathetic and humane artist. Unlike his contemporaries, he never compromised for the market; he was willing to learn and experiment; but was always devoted to painting the "sensation". Consequently he is the most sincere and authentic of all the Impressionists and his influence on his own and succeeding generations of artists is impossible to quantify.’

SOME OF THE WORKS ON DISPLAY

Click on each image to see the full artwork

EXHIBITION TICKETS

Timed tickets will be in operation. All visitors, including Members, will need to book a ticket in advance.

Tickets include Pissarro exhibition, General Museum, café and shop entry. 

Please note a booking fee of £1 is added for booking our major exhibition tickets online. Telephone bookings may incur a booking fee to help support the Museum and cover the costs of staffing our Box Office.


Weekday (Mon–Fri) Tickets

WEEKDAY TICKETS

WEEKDAY MEMBERS (Free)


Weekend (Sat/Sun) Tickets

WEEKEND TICKETS

WEEKEND MEMBERS (Free)


EXHIBITION VISITING FAQs

 

Full-Price adult

Weekday price

£13.50
£15.00 with Gift Aid

Weekend price

£14.50
£16.00 with Gift Aid

 

FREE Entry (but booking is required) for
  • Members & Patrons
  • Under 12s
  • Carers (see 'Disabled visitors & carers' section, below)
  • University of Oxford students
  • ASH passholders
  • OU GLAM Staff & Ashmolean volunteers

Proof of eligibility must be presented with your ticket when you visit.

Due to very limited capacity, free entry is currently suspended for Museum colleagues (OU Ruskin School, ICOM, and Museum Association)

 

Concession rate tickets available for
  • Senior citizens
  • University of Oxford staff & alumni

Proof of eligibility must be presented with your ticket when you visit.

 

Half-Price tickets available for
  • Blue Light cardholders
  • Children aged 12–17 years
  • Students and those under 25
  • Those who are unemployed
  • Art Fund members

Proof of eligibility must be presented with your ticket when you visit.

 

Disabled visitors & carers

Disabled visitors should book a regular exhibition ticket at full or concession price, depending on eligibility.

Accompanying carers can access the exhibition for free with a ticket-holding disabled visitor, but should please book one of our free 'Carer' tickets for the same time slot.

 


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Yes, all visitors, including Members, will need to book a ticket in advance.

For more information about changes we have made to the Museum, to keep staff and visitors safe, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

 

Yes. Access to the exhibition is via lift and the entire exhibition is wheelchair accessible. Handheld labels will be available.

There is also a level access route from the pavement outside the Museum to the front door. You can read more about Museum access at this link Ashmolean Access Guide

Disabled visitors should book a regular exhibition ticket at full or concession price, depending on eligibility (when tickets are made available later this year). Accompanying carers can access the exhibition for free with a ticket-holding disabled visitor, but will need to book a free, timed Carer ticket.

 

 
No. At the moment we are not taking bookings for adult group visits.

For more information please contact learning@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

 

 

No, we are not currently taking bookings for school groups for the exhibition, but bookings are being taken for on-site self-guided visits to the rest of the Museum.

Please visit our Primary School and Secondary School pages for more information. We are regularly reviewing our policy around school group bookings, following government announcements and changes to social distancing guidelines. To make an enquiry, or for more information, please contact the Learning Department: learning@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

 

 

Yes. A family trail will be available from the exhibition entrance.

 

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An exhibition by Kunstmuseum Basel in collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

EXHIBITION SUPPORTERS

Mr Barrie Wigmore and Mrs Deedee Wigmore

The Patrons of the Ashmolean Museum

The Ruth Stanton Foundation

The Huo Family Foundation

In Memory of Charles Young

Robert Lehman Foundation

Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation

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