Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH

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Annual Piper Lecture: Feast

Annual Piper Lecture: Feast - Romans and Etruscans at the Table and the GraveWith Dr Paul Roberts, Keeper of AntiquitiesSat 7 Jan, 11am?12pm, Lecture TheatreThis talk explores the importance of dining and drinking in ancient Italy, from the homes of the livingto the tombs of the dead. Learn about the importance of wine…

Sat 7 Jan 2017

Art & Design Sixth Form Study Day

Audience: Sixth Form students in years 12 & 13Venue: Ashmolean Museum Headley Lecture TheatreAn inspiring Art & Design sixth form study day. Talks by inspiring speakers, time to sketch in the galleries, practical workshops and demonstrations of different techniques.Further details…

Thu 9 Feb 2017

Chaucer's World Sixth Form Study Day

Audience: Sixth Form students in years 12 & 13Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Library and The Story MuseumAn inspiring Chaucer Sixth Form Study Day with University of Oxford English Department academics, The Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Library and The Story Museum.Explore Chaucer’s work and discover more about the…

Thu 9 Mar 2017

Christmas in the Medieval University

Christmas in the Medieval UniversityWith Professor M J Toswell, University of Western OntarioThur 15 Dec, 1?2pm, Lecture TheatreMany medieval monarchs enjoyed visiting and staying in Oxford during the festive season. King John in 1205 and Henry III in 1265 and 1266 celebrated Christmas at Oxford Castle and Osney Abbey.

Thu 15 Dec

Constable's Dramatic Skies Workshop

Constable’s Dramatic SkiesWith Kieran Stiles, artistThur 26 Jan, 10.30am?4pm, Education StudioDiscover the techniques behind the dynamic compositions of Constables’s skies and learn how different types of brushwork, blending of paint and use of tonal contrast can define irregular cloud formations. Running time: 5 hours 30…

Thu 26 Jan 2017

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Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France

One of the most fascinating stories in the history of art, the rise of Modernism in France will be the focus of our spring 2017 exhibition.

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Sun 12 Feb 2017

…and 74 more dates until 7 May 2017

Going to the Battle

Going to the Battle: Pre-Raphaelite Medievalism With Robert Wilkes, former Print Room Intern Tue 10 Jan, 3.45‒4.45pm, Gallery 21 The Pre-Raphaelites embraced the art and literature of the Middle Ages, creating works that evoked a bygone age of fantasy, chivalry and romance. This talk will explore iconic drawings and…

Tue 10 Jan 2017

Hiroshige's View of Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji has long been praised by poets and depicted by artists for its beautiful shape and sacred status.

Sun 4 Dec

Gallery 29

Free / 01865 278000

Tue 6 Dec

Wed 7 Dec

…and 93 more dates until 26 Mar 2017

Hokusai: The Name that Sold Books

Hokusai: The Name that Sold BooksWith Dr Ellis Tinios, Honorary Lecturer in East Asian History, University of LeedsSat 28 Jan, 11am?12pm, Lecture TheatreKatsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was a celebrated artist, printmaker and prolific illustrator of books. This talk will approach him as a publishing phenomenon and look at…

Sat 28 Jan 2017

King Alfred's Coins: Viking Treasure

In October 2015, metal detectorist James Mather discovered an important Viking hoard near Watlington in South Oxfordshire. It dates from the end of the 870s, a key moment in the struggle between Anglo-Saxons and Vikings for control of southern England.

Sun 4 Dec

Gallery 41

Free / 01865 278000

Tue 6 Dec

Wed 7 Dec

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The Legacy of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great issued enormous quantities of coins at many different mints, creating one of the first truly international currencies.

Sun 4 Dec

Gallery 7

Free / 01865 278000

Tue 6 Dec

Wed 7 Dec

…and 118 more dates until 23 Apr 2017

Liu Dan: New Landscapes and Old Masters

Liu Dan (b. 1953) is one of China's leading artists, at the forefront of the generation of painters who have been working in radically new ways in the traditional medium of ink.

Sun 4 Dec

Gallery 11

Free / 01865 278000

…and 69 more dates until 26 Feb 2017

The Lover Captured

The Lover CapturedWith Juliet Heslewood, art historianThur 8 Dec, 1?2pm, Lecture Theatre How have artists portrayed love, andhow did they represent the feelings they had for their lovers?Discover the passion behind the highlypersonal portraits of the people loved by the artist.Running time: 1 hourAshmolean Museum10466974LB

Thu 8 Dec

£5 (£4) / 01865 278000

Music and the Dawn of Romanticism

Music and the Dawn of RomanticismWith Tim Porter, historianWed 18 Jan, 2?4pm, Lecture TheatreJ.M.W Turner and Samuel Palmer have the power to conjure emotion from nature and the human heart, but how does their world of visual splendour translate in music? This talk links the works of the Romantics with music from that…

Wed 18 Jan 2017

OSJ Ashmolean Voices

OSJ Proms at the AshmoleanBritten Ceremony of CarolsA choice selection of Christmas musicOSJ Ashmolean VoicesJohn Lubbock conductorNo ConcessionsIf you have any access requirements, please advise box office staff when you make your booking; w/c unlimitedThere will be a 20 minute interval, refreshments will be available…

Sun 18 Dec

£10–£20 / 01865 278000

Oxfordshire Saints and Pilgrims

Oxfordshire Saints and PilgrimsWith Tim Porter, historianWed 14 Dec, 2?4pm, Lecture TheatreAs the festive season approaches join Tim Porter to celebrate four Oxfordshire Saints: Birinus, Frideswide, Edmund and Edburga. Medieval people saw them as role models and heavenly advocates. Discover how we still use their stories…

Wed 14 Dec

Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

Showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects from Morocco to China, Power and Protection is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world.

Sun 4 Dec

Galleries 58 – 61

£10 (£9) / 01865 278000

Tue 6 Dec

Wed 7 Dec

…and 33 more dates until 15 Jan 2017

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