10 July 2017

Raphael Drawings Appropriation On A Grand Scale By Edward Lucie-Smith

One telling feature of the show of Raphael drawings now at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is its timing.

27 March 2017

10 Exhibitions To See Outside of London This Easter 2017

The clocks have gone forward heralding British Summer Time and the Easter holidays are approaching. So if you are thinking of leaving London for a short break, here is a select list of 10 exhibitions to see around Britain.

22 March 2016

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A Restoration: Elizabeth Price And Paul Black In Conversation

Paul Black has visited the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to meet Turner Prize, and 2013 Contemporary Art Society Award winner Elizabeth Price, and view Price’s latest video work; a response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums, in partnership with the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, where the artist teaches. […]

17 February 2016

Paul Black Reviews: Andy Warhol At The Ashmolean – Celebrity And Death Anxiety

Artlyst has recently attended the new exhibition of works by Andy Warhol from the Hall Collection, curated by Norman Rosenthal, on show at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This is the latest exhibition in a number of Rosenthal-curated shows from the collection to take place at the museum in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation, and […]

4 February 2016

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Andy Warhol At The Ashmolean: Norman Rosenthal Discusses The Late Pop Art Great

Artlyst has attended the new Norman Rosenthal-curated exhibition of works by Andy Warhol from the very personal Hall Collection, on show at the Ashmolean. This exhibition is the latest in a number of Rosenthal-curated shows from the collection to take place at the renowned institution in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation. The show includes […]

12 November 2015

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Ashmolean Museum: Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Price, Liu Dan For 2016 Programme

The Ashmolean Museum is to present Andy Warhol: Works From The Hall Collection, this spring exhibition will display, for the first time in public, an important private collection of works by Andy Warhol (1928‒1987). Cultural icon, celebrity and provocateur, Warhol produced images which are instantly recognisable, but this exhibition, through the lens of a private […]

19 October 2015

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Exclusive Photo Feature: Jenny Saville Drawing At The Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is currently presenting the exhibition Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice, this new show explores how the splendour of Venice and its shimmering light influenced artists, resulting in compelling portraits, atmospheric landscapes of exceptional beauty and sensuous figure studies – and is accompanied by a response from contemporary artist and YBA […]

14 October 2015

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YBA Jenny Saville Responds To Venetian Art At Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford will present Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice, a new exhibition allowing the viewer to discover how the splendour of Venice and its shimmering light influenced artists, resulting in compelling portraits, atmospheric landscapes of exceptional beauty and sensuous figure studies. The exhibition will be accompanied by a response from contemporary artist […]

24 September 2015

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Manet Portrait Loaned By Ashmolean To Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge

After a £7.83 million campaign to acquire Édouard Manet’s magnificent Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus in 2012, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is now lending the painting to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge as part of a nationwide tour. The Ashmolean will in turn display Nicolas Poussin’s moving masterpiece, Extreme Unction (c.1638-40) , one of a series […]

4 July 2015

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LAPADA To Partner With Ashmolean Museum For Upcoming Autumn Fair

The London based Association of Art & Antiques Dealers LAPADA is to partner with the University of Oxford’s award-winning Ashmolean Museum as exclusive Cultural Partner for the upcoming LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2015, Berkeley Square, London, 22 – 27 September.  The Ashmolean Museum, which is the oldest public museum in Britain, houses the largest collection of […]

7 June 2015

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Ashmolean Museum Campaigns To Save Turner Painting For The Nation

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford has announced the launch of a public campaign to raise the final £60,000 to secure for the nation a major work by Joseph Mallord William Turner. The High Street, Oxford, 1810 has been on loan to the Museum from a private collection since 1997, and has been offered to the nation […]

22 April 2015

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Artnapping: Should Museums Pay The Ransom Or Lose The Art?

In 2013 Van Buuren Museum, Brussels, suffered a robbery in which several works of art were stolen from its collection; including ‘The Thinker’ (1907) by Dutch painter Kees van Dongen, estimated at a replacement value of €1.2 million, or over £861,000. Other works stolen in this audacious and swift art heist included a painting by […]

29 January 2015

Ed Paschke: Visionary From Chicago – The Original Pop Art Provocateur

The Ashmolean Museum presents Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968–2004. The exhibition is the third in the museum’s series of shows of post-war and contemporary art presented in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation (USA), with an additional four works that have been lent by the artist Jeff Koons. The exhibition is also the third […]

13 January 2015

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Ed Paschke: New Exhibition Comes To The Ashmolean Museum Oxford

The Ashmolean Museum presents Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968–2004 and is the third in the museum’s series of exhibitions of post-war and contemporary art presented in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation (USA). An additional four works have been lent by the artist Jeff Koons. Koons, who studied with Paschke and was hired as […]

17 December 2014

William Blake: Apprentice And Master – Ashmolean Museum – Innovation Over Vision

The Ashmolean Museum presents ‘William Blake: Apprentice and Master’ – a major exhibition focusing on the extraordinary life and work of Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet of prophetic books. The show sheds light on Blake’s evolution as an artist, apprenticeship as an engraver, and his maturity during the 1790s when he was at […]

7 December 2014

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William Blake’s Lambeth Studio Recreated At New Ashmolean Exhibition

13 Hercules Buildings, in Lambeth, south London, was demolished in 1918; it was the house which contained the studio of William Blake, lost to the nation forever it would seem – now with the opening of the Ashmolean museum Oxford’s exhibition ‘William Blake: Apprentice & Master’ the general public is getting a taste of what […]

8 November 2014

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William Blake’s Lambeth Studio To Be Rebuilt For New Ashmolean Exhibition

The house which contained the studio of William Blake; the impressively named 13 Hercules Buildings, in Lambeth, south London, was demolished in 1918. But curator and print-maker Tom Phillips recently discovered the floor plans, made for a Victorian survey of the estate, which were recently discovered in the Guildhall library. Now the narrow work space […]

7 November 2014

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Ashmolean Museum Announces Seven Figure Gift From Anonymous Donor

The director of the Ashmolean Museum, Dr Alexander Sturgis, has announced that an anonymous UK benefactor has pledged a seven-figure sum of money to match donations to The Ashmolean Fund; a newly established fund to secure the future of Britain’s oldest museum – the news of this donation was released at a press conference in […]

20 October 2014

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Nazi Loot To Be Returned By Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum

An intricate silver-gilt and enamel salt cellar is one of the 500 silverware items, believed to be worth in excess of £10 million, that was bequeathed by collector Michael Wellby – a former friend of Professor Timothy Wilson, the museum’s ‘Keeper of Western Art’ – to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, has been identified as […]

2 August 2013

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Malcolm Morley New Ashmolean Exhibition From The First Turner Prize Winner

The Ashmolean Museum has announced a major collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation to present a series of exhibitions of contemporary and post-war art drawn from the collections of the Hall Art Foundation and Andrew and Christine Hall. The collaboration will begin with an exhibition of works by leading British-born artist, Malcolm Morley, curated by […]

20 May 2013

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Millais Pre-Raphaelite Portrait Of Ruskin Acquired By Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has announced the acquisition of one of the most important Pre-Raphaelite paintings remaining in private ownership – the  celebrated portrait of the critic John Ruskin by John Everett Millais.  The picture, which was recently exhibited in Tate’s major exhibition, Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde, has been on loan to the Ashmolean since […]

18 December 2012

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Manet Tops Treasures Valued At £29m Saved For Nation

Four globally important national treasures have been saved for display in UK museums in 2011/12. The four works are highlighted in the 58th annual report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest, published today. The most important work mentioned in todays list was  Portrait of Mademoiselle […]

25 November 2011

Angela Palmer’s Child Of Our Time

  Ancient mummy coupled with latest medical technology produces stunning contemporary art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford After walking through centuries of ancient Egyptian history at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, the visitor is finally confronted with a strange, disconcerting – and oftentimes difficult to fathom – box containing 111 vertical panes of glass. Closer inspection reveals […]

23 November 2011

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Ashmolean Museum Unearths Egyptian Treasures

Oxford Ashmolean Museum reveals major new ancient Egyptian and Nubian gallery Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum today lifted the lid on the second phase of its redevelopment. The 5 million pound revamp, supported by Lord Sainsbury’s Linbury Trust, displays the large and world-renowned Egypt and Nubia collections of the Ashmolean spanning 5000 years of human occupation of […]