Past Exhibitions

Gesture in Theatrical Portraits

Striking a Pose: Gesture in Theatrical Portraits Wirth Gallery | Free This exhibition brings together rarely-exhibited works from two important local collections of...

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Stereoscopic Photographs of Picasso

*Stereoscopic Photographs of Pablo Picasso by Robert Mouzillat* Wirth Gallery | Free This exhibition presents, for the first time, a small part of an...

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Joseph Wright

*Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond* Roper Gallery £6.95 | Concessions 'A cracking show about a fascinating painter' Richard Dorment The Telegraph>> 'Wright...

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A Ballroom Banquet

‘A Ballroom Banquet' by Kathy Dalwood continues a series of contemporary interventions at the Holburne Museum which juxtapose the traditional and modern...

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Simon Brett

Simon Brett: Fifty Years of Wood Engraving Wirth Gallery FREE Simon Brett is one of Britain's leading wood engravers. He has made over a...

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Characters

Characters: Portraits and People from the Arts Council Collection £6.95 | Concessions | Tel 01225 388569 This striking and entertaining exhibition, selected from...

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James Giles

James Giles: 'ingenious' painter of porcelain Ballroom Table  FREE James Giles (1718-1780) produced some of the most beautifully decorated of all English eighteenth-century porcelain...

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The Duchess of Cambridge by Paul Emsley

Free admission This is the only display of the first official painted portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge outside London this year. The painting...

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Royal Collection

22 May 2013 - 29 September 2013 *Rembrandt and his Contemporaries: Paintings from the Royal Collection * This ravishing exhibition, featuring paintings generously lent by...

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Coppiced Wood

*Coppiced Wood New Work by Junko Mori* FREE coppiced wood Propagation Project; Coppiced Wood, Roots, 2013 Forged mild steel, wax-coated Junko Mori | Adrian Sassoon Junko...

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Ruby's Room

*Ruby's Room Photographic Miniatures by Bettina von Zwehl* Wirth Gallery FREE We have commissioned renowned German photographer Bettina von Zwehl to make new work...

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Ladies Let's Rip!

*Ladies, Let's Rip!* An installation by Julie Verhoeven sponsored by the School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University Artist and designer...

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Sylvia Gosse

Sylvia Gosse: Streets of Bath FREE admission In 1934, Sylvia Gosse (1881-1968) gave the Holburne some "drawings I made of the Streets...

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Painted Pomp

*Painted Pomp: Art and Fashion in the Age of Shakespeare* One of the most important groups of Jacobean portraits in the country...

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Folded Beauty

*Folded Beauty: Masterpieces in Linen by Joan Sallas *Free admission The Holburne will host an exhibition of elaborately folded napkins and linen made...

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Belfast Boy

Belfast Boy – Clarke’s Cabinet of Home, Heart and Hearth by Mark Clarke Free This installation created especially for the Holburne to complement Secret...

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Secret Splendour

Secret Splendour: the hidden world of Baroque Cabinets £6.50 / concessions This revealing exhibition casts new light on some of the most magnificent...

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Emergence

Ceramic Sculpture by Jo Taylor Jo Taylor recently completed her MA in 3D Design Ceramics at Bath Spa University. Her dramatic work...

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War and Pieces

*Bouke De Vries: War & Pieces *Free Ceramic artist Bouke de Vries has created a unique contemporary installation on the Holburne’s Ballroom table....

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What Are You LIke

What Are You Like? from House of Illustration 21 July to 17 Oct 2012 Free Based on a Victorian parlour game people in...

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Horrible Histories

*Horrible Histories *Clore Learning Space Sunday 30 September to Sunday 7 October A unique exhibition of Martin Brown’s illustrations from the *Horrible...

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Portrait Prize 2012

2012 Holburne Portrait Prize 22 September to 14 October 2012 £5 / concessions Our portrait competition for artists in the south west...

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Portrait Sculpture

Presence: The Art of Portrait Sculpture Admission £6.95 / concessions *What the critics have said about Presence: the art of portrait sculpture *“wonderfully vivid...

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An affair with scale

An Affair with Scale: Monumental Ceramics by Felicity Aylieff Since 2006 internationally renowned (and Bath-based) artist Felicity Aylieff has been collaborating with ceramic factories...

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Local Heroes

Local Heroes: The Holburne Portrait Prize Commissions Free We celebrate the wealth of talent in the south west with the unveiling of our...

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Call for entries

*Call for entries for the 2012 Holburne Portrait Prize * *We invite applications for this year's Holburne Portrait Prize*. Submissions must be received via...

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Stephen Jones

From Georgiana to Boy George FREE *As part of Bath In Fashion 2012 milliner Stephen Jones has curated an exclusive exhibition at...

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Art of Arrangement

*Art of Arrangement: Photography and the Still Life Tradition 11 February to 7 May 2012 Admission £6.50 / Concessions* Art of Arrangement: Photography...

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Louis Ghost Chair

*Louis Ghost Chair *Admission FREE Louis Ghost Chair, a new work by Simon Martin, premieres at Bath’s Holburne Museum. This ambitious new work has...

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Gainsborough's Landscapes

Gainsborough’s Landscapes: Themes and Variations *Richard Dorment* gives the show four stars in the *Telegraph** Gainsborough’s Landscapes: Themes and Variations* is the first exhibition...

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The View From Here

*The View From Here: new landscape photographs by Mark Edwards* On 24 September Bath’s Holburne Museum opens the exhibition The View From Here:...

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Karen Wallis: Drawing the Development

For over three years the artist Karen Wallis has followed every aspect of the Holburne’s development with pencil and sketchbook in hand....

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Peter Blake: A Museum for Myself

*The Holburne Museum's opening exhibition will display the personal collection of and artwork by Sir Peter Blake* Sir Peter Blake is one...

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The 2010 Holburne Portrait Prize

Portrait Prize Award Winners Announced Here The Holburne Museum’s prestigious biennial portrait competition for artists in the south west returns in September 2010...

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Seventy Years of Penguin Design

This fascinating exhibition from the Penguin archives examines the history of the Penguin book cover, tracing its design from the iconic triple-banded...

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Painting Aardman

In 2006 Vincent Brown won the Holburne Dukes Portrait Prize with a portrait of his parents. Painting Aardman unveils the portrait commission...

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Bath School of Art and Design Degree Show

Using the Museum's recently emptied galleries to their full advantage final year students from Bath Spa University's School of Art and Design...

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Media Art Bath Presents: Lines Towards Another Century

*ANDREW BYRNE AND TOM NICHOLSON* Lines Towards Another Century 22 June to 6 July 2008 Performance – The Elysian Quartet Sunday 22...

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The Holburne Portrait Prize 2008

*The Holburne Museum’s fourth prestigious biennial portrait competition for artists in the South West showcases the best contemporary portraiture from the region....

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