Bruegel Defining a Dynasty

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Featured Exhibitions and Events

February – April 2017

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 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...
Collection Talk Tea-time Talk
April 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Willem Wissing's Portrait of Laurence Hyde @ The Holburne Museum
CURATOR’S CHOICE: Willem Wissing’s Portrait of Laurence Hyde, First Earl of Rochester Behind Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester’s famous name and sumptuous portrait lies a story of surprising connections and changing fortunes at the Stuart court. The artist, Willem Wissing,...
Families Family Workshops
April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Easter Eggstravaganza @ The Holburne Museum
Come and enjoy an afternoon of creative activities inspired by the peasants, proverbs, tulips, butterflies and beetles in our colourful exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. Join us and: • Decorate a speckled egg for our giant bird’s nest • Add...
Music
April 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sing Shakespeare @ The Holburne Museum
Celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday in the elegant surroundings of the Brownsword Picture Gallery. be entertained by the vocal talents of Operaletta as they pay their annual visit to the museum. They will present a tuneful, interesting and sometimes surprising selection...

News

Great media coverage for Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty

Here’s a selection of some of the media coverage that our new attribution of The Wedding Dance and the Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty exhibition have generated.  ‘How to Discover a Masterpiece’ by Alastair Sooke for BBC online (31 January).  Royal Academy...

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...

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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