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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.

Summer Show

June 3 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

Junction Art Gallery in Woodstock will be presenting a mixed exhibition throughout June and July which focuses on the theme of Landscape in several different mediums. Two of the artists represented are landscape painter Robert Newton and award winning ceramicist Paul Wearing. Robert Newton describes his work as ‘a diary of my surroundings’ finding inspiration in the landscape around him in Northumberland and capturing the seasons, from the rich colours of autumn to the freshness of spring. His work has…

Discovering Wychwood: Living and Working in a Royal Forest

The Oxfordshire Museum
June 10 @ 10:30 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm

Find out what your life would have been like if you’d lived in West Oxfordshire in 1851. The area would have been a Royal Hunting Forest! How would you have lived, worked and spent your recreation time? Find out what happened to the Royal Forest, how it came to a sudden and dramatic end and how its fortunes shaped the West Oxfordshire we know today. With rural craft demonstration days on Saturday 8 July, Saturday 29 July and Saturday 19…

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:…

‘Through the Looking Glass’ exhibition at University Parks from 12 June – 7 July, 8am – 8.30pm.

University Parks
July 1 - July 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 7, 2017

Stroll through a series of beautiful microscopy images from University of Oxford scientists displayed in the University Parks. Enjoy the captivating beauty of science and learn more about microscopic worlds through some family friendly hands-on activities on Saturday 17 June. Pick your favorite image and help us choose the exhibition winner.


The Old Fire Station
July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 6:00 pm

Pareidolia: The tendency to see a specific, often meaningful image in random marks and visual patterns, i.e. imagining a face in the moon. In Jaya Mansberger’s work the painted mark is given autonomy so that it seems to take on a dramatic significance or meaning. The brush strokes teeter between signalling some form of landscape or heavenly body and dissolving into abstraction. Her paintings do not reveal a definite form, but are open-ended, maintaining a sense of mystery. The paintings…

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,…

King of the Castle

Oxford Castle Unlocked
July 22 @ 8:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

There is medieval fun at Oxford Castle Unlocked this summer, when the King Arthur legends will be brought to life with a series of activities for all the family. Throughout the school holidays, families will be challenged to a quest around the castle as they complete their guided tour, seeking clues to help them solve a ‘King of the Castle’ themed trail. Arts and crafts in the prison wing will then keep the children entertained as parents enjoy a chance…

Holiday Adventures: Summer Holidays – Draw!

Ashmolean Museum
July 26 @ 2:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm

Sharpen your pencils for a summer of dynamic drawing activities - from drawing games to doodling, to discovering new ways to look and draw with diverse materials. All inspired by our amazing objects. Look out for artists in the galleries with drawing tips to share! Drop in to the Education Centre on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer holidays, 2-4 pm. 26th July - 31st August.

Hands-on Coins

Ashmolean Museum
July 29 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Handle historical coins from different times and places, with the help of our volunteer team.

Zhang Zuo Piano Recital – Oxford Piano Festival

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A former BBC New Generation Artist, Zhang Zuo's imaginative and electrifying performances have gained critical acclaim, with Paavo Jaavi describing her as €one of the most outstanding and passionate pianistic talents I have come across.' She has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Ulster Orchestra, LA and Hong Kong Philharmonics, among others and her debut at the 2017 Oxford Piano Festival performing works by Liszt, Beethoven, Ginastera, Granados and Schubert promises to be an unmissable event.

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