Take a look at our Eighteenth Century Room

2018-12-05T14:54:34+00:00December 5th, 2018|

The eighteenth century was a time of great change in Britain and globally. The 18th century room in the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery features works from the Ashmolean Museum Oxford's collections, sheds some light on the art, furniture styles and the glass and ceramics of the time. In this period the 'Queen Anne' style [...]

Making an Impression: Prints by Manet, Pissarro and their Contemporaries

2018-05-31T09:41:54+00:00December 14th, 2017|

Curator: Katherine Wodehouse, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Our third special exhibition of 2018 will showcase prints from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford When Claude Monet (1840–1926) entitled his 1873 painting Impression: Sunrise he unwittingly inspired the, initially derisory, title by which he and his fellow artists would henceforth be known. Renowned primarily as oil painters, the Impressionists [...]

John Singer Sargent’s Portraits of Sisters

2018-02-05T19:32:16+00:00December 14th, 2017|

Admission to talks: £10 to include a glass of wine Talk start time: Admission at 6.30 pm, Talk begins at 7.00 pm Malcolm Rogers, CBE, Art Historian and former Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will talk on John Singer Sargent's portraits of sisters, including Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (1885/6) and The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (1882).

Hiroshige’s Japan: Views of Mount Fuji

2018-03-01T11:17:21+00:00November 24th, 2017|

Curator: Clare Pollard, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858) is one of the best known of all Japanese woodblock print designers. He is particularly renowned for his landscape prints, which are among the most frequently reproduced of all Japanese works of art. These were hugely successful both in Japan and in the West. Their unusual compositions and masterly expression of [...]

Room Cards

2017-06-13T15:57:25+00:00May 13th, 2016|

A new initiative to put room cards in all the rooms at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway goes live this month.  Some of the staff and volunteers have been working hard on this project to provide visitors with a little extra information on the building, its history, and some of the lovely things visitors can see [...]

F.L.Griggs: Visions of England

2017-06-13T16:01:44+00:00May 11th, 2016|

(c) Ashmolean Museum Oxford This beautiful watercolour is the final piece in the current F.L. Griggs exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway.  Operations Assistant Sarah and volunteer Cliff agree it is a fantastic finale to an interesting exhibition.  Many of the pieces in the exhibition are etchings and pen and ink drawings by [...]

Decorative Dishes in the Museum Shop

2017-06-13T16:06:19+00:00April 29th, 2016|

The Ashmolean Museum shop has some beautiful things for sale, including pottery by local artist Jacky Mahony.  In this blog post she describes her work - the process, her inspiration, and her design. Methods I am inspired by a love of nature and the unpredictable results of high fired kilns. My ceramics use labour intensive [...]

The Returning Watercolour

2017-06-13T16:07:59+00:00April 27th, 2016|

This watercolour painting by Philip Bannister was donated to the museum by the artist as a raffle prize.  It was then returned to the museum by the prize winner so that it can be displayed here. It will shortly be hung in the corridor it depicts so visitors to enjoy. Yorkshire born Philip now lives [...]

The Visitors’ Verdict on Edward Lear

2017-06-13T16:19:09+00:00April 15th, 2016|

British Born Edward Lear was "probably the best ornithological illustrator that ever was," according to fan David Attenborough.  And one of his illustrations of a parrot flew over to the Ashmolean Museum Broadway as part of the popular Travels and Nonsense exhibition.  This exhibition displays many watercolours and sketches from his travels around Europe as [...]

Etching Exhibition

2017-06-13T16:21:30+00:00April 8th, 2016|

This summer we are very excited to welcome to the Ashmolean Museum Broadway an exhibition celebrating the work of F. L. Griggs (1876–1938): 11 May 2016–11 September 2016, so lets find out a little more about him:   Frederick Landseer Griggs was an outstanding artist, elected to the Royal Academy in 1931, who lived and worked [...]