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Collecting the Past at Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum
March 21 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

A range of Chinese paintings created by scholar-artists since the 18th century. These works represent the tradition of collecting the aesthetic taste and values of the Chinese literati who governed China for more than ten centuries.

Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott: A Life Revealed

Kelmscott Manor
June 10 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017

The discovery of a bequest made to the National Library of Wales in 1939 by Mary Frances Vivian Lobb has inspired this eye-opening exhibition, “Mary Lobb — From Cornwall to Kelmscott”. It is the first exhibition to focus on Miss Lobb (1878–1939), the companion of 22 years to May Morris while May lived at Kelmscott Manor (rural Oxfordshire). May, a designer and embroidery historian in her own right, was the younger daughter of famous Victorian designer, poet and social thinker…

Aleksandra Mir – Space Tapestry: Human Spaceflight and Earth Observation

June 24 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

New chapters of Aleksandra Mir’s ongoing work Space Tapestry span the walls of Modern Art Oxford’s Piper gallery. The huge monochrome drawings are inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the artists who depicted Halley’s Comet in 1066. Much like a graphic novel, Space Tapestry tells an episodic visual story of Space travel. Mir has brought together a team of collaborators aged 18 to 24, to draw the work collectively in her studio. At Modern Art Oxford, Mir presents Space Tapestry:…

Rose Finn-Kelcey: Life, Belief and Beyond

July 14 @ 10:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm

Modern Art Oxford presents Life, Belief and Beyond, the first posthumous exhibition of works by the highly acclaimed and influential artist Rose Finn-Kelcey (1945–2014). Life, Belief and Beyond focuses on Finn-Kelcey’s explorations of power, performance, political commentary, and perceptions of the self, belief and spirituality. The exhibition presents works from the early 1970s to 2014, including Divided Self (Speaker’s Corner), 1974; The Restless Image: a discrepancy between the seen position and the felt position, 1975; Glory, 1983; Bureau de Change,…

‘The Art of Nature’ – Metal Sculpture by Diccon Dadey

August 7 - September 30

​Diccon Dadey works in mild steel to fabricate a wonderfully eclectic collection of modern and traditional house and garden art in 3D form. His birds take on a life of their own as they fly around or settle into the peaceful setting of the Turrill Garden. Whether you come to enjoy some peaceful reading or relaxing in the garden or are in search of the perfect piece for your own home you are always welcome during Library hours.

Russian Criminal Tattoos: A Lexicon of Crime

The Old Fire Station
September 8 @ 11:00 am - September 24 @ 6:00 pm

Russian Criminal Tattoos: A Lexicon of Crime is drawn from a remarkable archive comprising photographs and drawings of Russian criminal tattoos, collected by the graphic design and publishing company FUEL. The elaborate tattoos formed a secret language between prisoners and, were recorded for police use to further the understanding of the language of the markings and act as an aid in the identification and apprehension of criminals in the field. This exhibition forms part of Photo Oxford, a celebration of…

Co-education at 20

North Wall Arts Centre
September 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 23, 2017

In 2017, St Edward’s School celebrates its 20th anniversary of becoming fully co-educational. This exhibition marks the occasion by bringing together six former pupils who are now forging careers as professional artists and artisans. These women all studied art during their time at the school, and it is a wonderful opportunity to see how their work has progressed and their practice has developed in the intervening years. The exhibition encompasses a broad range of styles, media and techniques: from Rose…

Summer Celebrations with Champagne Laurent-Perrier and Raymond Blanc OBE

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Our summer season of events comes to an exuberant climax as we share our love of gastronomy with Raymond Blanc and David Hesketh, from Laurent-Perrier. Join us for a sparkling evening of camaraderie as the finest cuisine and champagnes are paired, deliberated and savoured. Champagne Laurent-Perrier have been creating unique and elegant champagnes for 200 years. Put them together with a delicious summer menu and you have the ultimate evening of bonhomie. We hope for a little evening sunshine whilst…

Ada & the Engine

The Old Fire Station
September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until September 23, 2017

In a field where women were not expected to achieve, she excelled. In an era when women were expected to conform, she trod her own path. Born in the shadow of her father, Lord Byron, she made her own mark. Lauren Gunderson’s play is full of vitality and humanity, breathing life into this important figure in modern science: Ada Lovelace. By turns comic, moving and exhilarating, it not only celebrates her intellectual contributions as a mathematician and ‘poetic scientist’, but…

Kanye the First

North Wall Arts Centre
September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until September 22, 2017

“Know what? If you’re a Kanye West fan, you’re not a fan of me - you’re a fan of yourself.” Annie’s not really a fan of herself. How did she get a life like this? While her perfect sister poses in hipster hats, she has to take care of her sick mother. And she keeps mistaking hot men for her Dad. There must be more to life than this. The celebrities that fill her social media feeds are only separated…

Breakfast Talks

Ashmolean Museum
September 21 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Visit the Ashmolean Museum on Thursdays: 20th July, 17th August & 21st September for breakfast and a history & highlights talk before the world’s oldest museum opens its doors to the public. Enjoy tea, coffee and pastries, and experience a taste of the Ashmolean Museum's magnificent collections through an enlightening talk from one of our passionate experts, with time to explore the museum galleries and collections. Tickets are £13 per person (£12 concessions) and include: Tea, coffee and pastries Complimentary…

Doubting Belief with Lisa Le Feuvre

Modern Art Oxford
September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of Rose Finn-Kelcey’s Life, Belief and Beyond curator and writer Lisa Le Feuvre discusses the artist’s work as an exploration of belief. Whether the belief-system is art, magic, superstition or government, when powerful it is always supported by a heavy dose of doubt. Come and explore the works of Finn-Kelcey as well as your own connections to systems of belief. Lisa Le Feuvre is a curator, writer, editor and public speaker. Focusing on art as a powerful force…

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