Broadway Artist Colony Room: An insight into fascinating artistic lives

2018-12-12T14:15:43+01:00December 12th, 2018|

Towards the end of the 19th century and into the early 20th century Broadway played host to an artist colony. These artists, who were mainly American, were attracted to the village by its idyllic rural nature. Literary and artistic friends joined them for long stays in Broadway and many lodged in the Lygon Arms. The [...]

Steam railway merchandise now for sale in the museum shop

2018-11-19T15:45:51+01:00November 19th, 2018|

Trains made a welcome return to Broadway this year and to mark this event our museum shop is now selling steam railway merchandise. Mugs and calendars are among the items for sale featuring the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Public train services returned to Broadway on Good Friday (30th March) this year after an absence of [...]

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

2018-05-31T09:41:54+01:00December 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 [...]

“Violent Debacles”: The Turbulent Ice Age History of Worcestershire

2018-04-05T20:29:45+01:00December 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 Rob Hedge The Lost Landscapes Project is examining two centuries of research into Ice Age natural history and archaeology in Worcestershire. From hippos in Cropthorne to the Chadbury rhinoceros, the talk will [...]

John Singer Sargent’s Portraits of Sisters

2018-02-05T19:32:16+01:00December 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).

The Romans come to Broadway!

2017-06-13T14:40:49+01:00April 7th, 2017|

An historic hoard of Roman coins will be showcased at the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery from Friday 7th April 2017. Two metal detectorists discovered the Bredon Hill Hoard in June 2011.  The hoard, the largest ever found in Worcestershire, dates back to the 3rd Century.  A selection of the coins, which feature 16 different Roman Emperors, will [...]

Who was F.L. Griggs?

2017-06-13T15:49:59+01:00June 15th, 2016|

The current exhibition at Ashmolean Museum Broadway is etchings, watercolours and drawings by F.L. Griggs.  But who is he? And what is his local connection? Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs was born in 1876 in Hitchin and lived until 1938.  He was an etcher, draughtsman and illustrator, who trained as an architect, and moved to nearby Chipping [...]