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Feb
2
Fri
2018
Lighting Up the Stage: Stars of the Georgian Theatre
Feb 2 – Jun 3 all-day
Lighting Up the Stage: Stars of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum

William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), a playwright and novelist, began collecting paintings of actors in the 1910s. He built a sizeable and important collection of theatrical portraits, which he displayed in his villa in the south of France. The collection remained together throughout the Second World War, despite Maugham himself having to leave France and his villa being taken over by the occupying forces. He gifted his collection to the National Theatre in 1951, from which the paintings were transferred to Bath in 2010.
The collection contains key works by Zoffany, including portraits of David Garrick in some of his most celebrated tragic and comic roles, and the 18th century small scale portraitist Samuel de Wilde. The theatrical portraits immortalise stars of the 18th and 19th stage in character and often in moments of high drama. The collection forms an important historical record as well as being the unique creation of one man’s personal taste.
This temporary display will provide a rare view of some of the less frequently seen portraits in the Maugham collection. These include sitters whose names may be less familiar to audiences today but who were nevertheless considered among the great actors of their day. They include the comic actor Richard Wilson (1744-96); and John Palmer (1745-98), who regularly performed at Drury Lane and who Sheridan nicknamed ‘plausible Jack’.

Apr
9
Mon
2018
Arty Babies (0-9 months)
Apr 9 – Jul 9 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge

MONDAYS 1pm – 2.30pm
Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 9 April – MON 14 May) 5 WEEKS, excluding bank holiday 7 May, £50FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 4 June – MON 9 July) 6 WEEKS, £60. CLICK HERE. SPACES AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

Monday Yearlings (12-24 months)
Apr 9 – Jul 9 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom

MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON
Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 9 APRIL – MON 14 MAY, 5 WEEKS, (excluding 7 May) £50 FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 4 June – MON 9 July) 6 WEEKS, £60. CLICK HERE.

TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (MON 9 APRIL- MON 9 JULY, excluding bank holiday 7 May, 21 & 28 May) 11 WEEKS £110. CLICK HERE

Apr
10
Tue
2018
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED
Apr 10 – Jul 10 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom

TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON
Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 10 APRIL – TUES 15 MAY) 5 WEEKS (excluding 8 May) £50 NOW FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 5 JUN – TUES 10 JULY) 6 WEEKS £60. CLICK HERE NOW FULLY BOOKED

 

Apr
13
Fri
2018
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED
Apr 13 – Jul 20 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge

FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM

Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 13 APRIL – FRI 18 MAY), 6 WEEKS, £60 CLICK HERE  FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 JUNE– FRI 20 JULY), 7 WEEKS, £70 CLICK HERE  FULLY BOOKED

Made for the Table
Apr 13 – Jul 1 all-day
Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Made for the Table is a modern table setting featuring contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection alongside other crafts, demonstrating how makers continue to be inspired to make beautiful objects for use. The exhibition explores the sensory experience of the table, from taste and flavour to light and display.

Find out more about Made for the Table at our related events:

Creating Made for the Table Wednesday 13 June 1-2pm

Art & Dine Friday 15 June 6-9.30pm

Golden Age Aroma Tour Friday 22 June 6-9pm

Enjoy a short film made by the Goldsmiths’ Company, A Day in the Workshop of Miriam Hanid, whose work features in the Made for the Table display.

Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED
Apr 13 – Jul 20 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge

FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON

Block Bookings only

TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 13 APRIL – FRI 18 MAY), 6 WEEKS, £60 FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 JUNE– FRI 20 JULY), 7 WEEKS, £70 FULLY BOOKED

TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS  (FRI 13 APRIL– FRI 20 JULY), 13 WEEKS, -excluding 25 May and 1 June – £130 FULLY BOOKED

 

 

 

May
25
Fri
2018
Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses
May 25 – Sep 16 all-day
Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom

The National Trust owns some of the finest paintings in Britain by Dutch masters of the Golden Age. Normally seen in the rooms of country houses, the best of these seventeenth-century paintings will be displayed together in a gallery for the first time here at the Holburne.

Prized Possessions will explore what made Dutch art so sought-after among country house owners. The artists flourishing in seventeenth-century Holland mastered many painting genres, from portraits, still lives and landscapes, to religious, maritime, and subject pictures, and the quality of their work attracted patrons and collectors from across Europe. Paintings in the exhibition have been chosen from twelve National Trust houses, ranging from nearby Dyrham Park in South Gloucestershire to Blickling Hall in Norfolk, Dunham Massey in Cheshire and Castle Ward in County Down. They include luminous landscapes by Cuyp and Hobbema, intimate scenes of everyday life by Metsu and De Hooch and the recently rediscovered self-portrait of Rembrandt from Buckland Abbey.

Following the exhibition at the Holburne Museum, Prized Possessions will tour to the Mauritshuis in The Hague and the National Trust’s Petworth House in West Sussex.

Don’t miss our great lectures related to the exhibition. Book now and get free entry to Prized Possessions included in your ticket price from 6-7pm on the day of the talk:

Made in the Netherlands Thursday 28 June 7-8pm

Discovering Rembrandt: Thursday 2 August 7-8pm

The Art of the Dutch Golden Age  Wednesday 5 September 7-8pm

May
29
Tue
2018
Spring Half Term Art Camp (5-11 year old’s)
May 29 – Jun 1 all-day
Spring Half Term Art Camp (5-11 year old's) @ The Holburne Museum
Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June

WEDNESDAY 30 MAY NOW FULLY BOOKED

9am-4pm

£38 per day; £15 discount for booking 4 consecutive days.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ART CAMP IS NOT RUNNING ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28 MAY  (AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED). WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. 

BOOKING

Booking Spring Term Holiday Camp is essential, you can book here for the WEEK or choose to book here for INDIVIDUAL DAYS       

For a flavour of what to expect on the day please see our Daily Schedule of Activities           

Booking the night before ? Please read this  Important Information for Parents and complete and bring the Art Camp consent form 2018

Children's University The Holburne Museum
May
31
Thu
2018
An Evening of Colour
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening of Colour  @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy an inspiring colour talk from International Colour Consultant, Joa Studholme. Joa will guide you through her top decorating tips, suggesting how to pair neutrals, add striking design statements and create a more cohesive scheme.
£10 (includes entry to Prized Possessions from 6–7pm, Garden Café open for drinks, 6–7pm)