1 September 2020


Ashmolean Rembrandt Discovery Contradicts 1982 Copy Attribution

Experts are not always right. A painting, in the style of Rembrandt which has gathered dust for decades in the basement of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, may very well be by the master or in the least his studio. The portrait thought a copy was never displayed publically by the institution.

27 February 2020

Young Rembrandt: Influencer Of His Generation – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve always liked the exhibitions at the Ashmolean in Oxford. They offer sensible examples of art historical explanation – something that can’t always be said for official institutions that present equivalent exhibitions in London. The new Young Rembrandt show just opened at the Ashmolean is an excellent example of their approach.

26 October 2018


Jeff Koons Ashmolean Exhibition Announced For February 2019

Jeff Koons (b. 1955) will have a major exhibition to be held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in spring 2019.

5 September 2018

Spellbound: Enchanted By Magical Thinking At The Ashmolean Museum – Paul Black

The Ashmolean Museum’s autumn exhibition Spellbound explores the timeless cross-cultural belief in magic through 180 objects – often strange and chilling – from the ritualistic, to the totemic – including crystal balls and mummified cats

29 March 2018

Cool Modern America: A Dehumanised Modernist Dream – Paul Black

As Duchamp stated in 1915; “America is the country of the art of the future. Look at the skyscrapers!

5 January 2016


Andy Warhol Cultural Icon Celebrity and Provocateur New Ashmolean Exhibition Announced

An important private collection of works by Andy Warhol will be on show at the Ashmolean, Oxford, from February. In collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation, over 100 paintings, sculptures, screen prints and drawings from the Hall Collection will be exhibited alongside loans of the artist’s films from The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Cultural icon, celebrity and provocateur, Warhol produced images that are […]

7 July 2015


JMW Turner Painting Saved For The Nation After Ashmolean Fundraising Campaign

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford recently 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 January 2014


Ashmolean Acquires Guardi Painting Under Lieu of Inheritance Tax Scheme

The Ashmolean has announced the acquisition of an early view-painting by Francesco Guardi (1712–1793): Venice: the Fondamenta Nuove with the Lagoon and the Island of San Michele. Dated 1758 and made for a British Grand Tourist, the painting is a masterpiece by Guardi, previously unpublished. The acquisition has been made possible by the Arts Council […]

13 December 2013


Ashmolean Acquires Most Important Modern Chinese Art Collection In The West

One of the worlds greatest private collections of modern and contemporary Chinese art has been acquired by the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The Sullivan Collection has been bequeathed to the Museum by Professor Michael Sullivan (1916–2013) who died in September. It comprises more than four-hundred works of art amassed by Professor Sullivan and his wife, […]

25 September 2013

Francis Bacon And Henry Moore Sadomasochistic Gambler Vs Immortal Bones

Happily married establishment figure and Royal College of Art tutor, versus a self-taught sadomasochistic gambler with a fondness for alcohol and the sleek underbelly of Soho. It is difficult not to see this exhibition as a competition of interests and the interesting; the very personalities of both artists are very evident – one only needs […]