Bruegel Defining a Dynasty

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Featured Exhibitions and Events

November 2016 – March 2017

Collection Exhibition
November 17, 2016 – March 5, 2017 all-day
Djordje Ozbolt: The Grand Detour @ The Holburne Museum
Acclaimed artist Djordje Ozbolt is telling a new tale, responding directly to the Holburne’s paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. On display throughout the collection and grounds, these works lead us to discover exciting new perspectives on the past and see...
Exhibition
February 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
Bruegel Defining a Dynasty Exhibition @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
The Holburne Museum is proud to announce the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty will unravel the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the...
Exhibition
March 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
Anne Desmet RA @ The Holburne Museum
Wirth Gallery Free Distinguished wood engraver Anne Desmet presents a series of journeys through time. These recent prints and mixed media collages will take you to New York, London and an imaginary beyond, exploring the tones and textures of changing...
Exhibition Talk Tea-time Talk
March 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bruegel's Blind Leading the Blind
Bruegel’s Blind Leading the Blind (1568): The Original and Its Afterlife This lecture will explore the fascinating imagery within Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Parable of the Blind (1568), relating it to contemporary social, political and artistic conditions. The talk  will...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Anne Desmet @ The Holburne Museum
Join wood engraver Anne Desmet as she discusses her work with Amina Wright (senior Curator, Holburne Museum). The conversation will examine the artist’s printmaking and collage techniques, follow her on her travels, and explore links between her work and the...
Study Day Talk
March 31, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Study Afternoon: Bruegel @ The Holburne Museum
More than meets the eye: A close-up look at paintings from the Bruegel dynasty Dr Dominique Allart and Dr Christina Currie How exactly Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s compositions were copied and reproduced in vast numbers by his sons Pieter and...

News

Painting of the Week

Publisher I B Tauris has chosen Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s Wedding Dance in the Open Air as their painting of the week. The work is celebrated in a blog written by Amy Orrock co-curator of the Exhibition Bruegel: Defining a...

Holburne Announcement

HOLBURNE MUSEUM’S DIRECTOR JENNIFER SCOTT APPOINTED SACKLER DIRECTOR AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY Jennifer Scott, Director of the Holburne Museum, has been appointed as the new Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery. Jennifer will take up this position in April 2017,...

New Work by Pieter Brueghel the Younger

New Work by Pieter Brueghel the Younger Discovered at the Holburne Museum The plot of Michael Frayn’s 1999 novel Headlong revolves around the rediscovery of a long-lost painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Fiction became happy reality at the Holburne...
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