A History of the Ashmolean Museum and its Collections

2018-04-21T21:14:54+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 A talk with Jude Barrett Jude Barrett is an Education Officer for Adults at the Ashmolean Museum Oxford. She has worked for the Ashmolean for 14 years, firstly looking after education for adults, families and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]