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October 2017 – February 2018

Exhibition
October 20, 2017 – February 25, 2018 all-day
Michael Petry: In the Realm of the Gods @ The Holburne Museum
In the Realm of the Gods explores the ley lines hidden beneath the city of Bath since the time of the Ancient Britons. Artist Michael Petry has created a newly commissioned glass ley line, to be shown alongside works exploring...
Exhibition Featured
October 20, 2017 – January 21, 2018 all-day
Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception @ The Holburne Museum
“… dazzling” The Sunday Times This exhibition will explore one of the most exciting threads of art history of the past 150 years. Many artists from the Impressionists onwards were inspired by scientific colour theories, such as the pointillist work...
Exhibition Families Family Workshops
October 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Screen Print Op Art! @ The Holburne Museum
Inspired by the Op art images in our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, create your own screen-printed calico bags. Learn how to design and cut a simple stencil to create a contemporary screen print. Alternatively bring your...
Cinema Music
October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late: Alfred Hitchock's Psycho (cert 15) @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and exhibitions as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening....
Exhibition Workshop
November 11, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Red was Your Colour @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
In this full-day workshop with poet Penelope Shuttle, students will draw inspiration from the exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, close-reading some poems featuring colour imagery, discussing the relationships between colour-perception and poetry, and writing their own poems....
Lunchtime Concert Music
November 14, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Classical Moment @ The Holburne Museum
This Autumn, join Gary Branch as he performs a collection of eighteenth-century pieces on our very own Schantz fortepiano. This lunchtime recital will take you on a journey into the world of eighteenth-century London and reveal the life of music...
Exhibition Talk
November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Optical Conscious: Bridget Riley’s Op Art  @ The Holburne Museum
The Optical Conscious: Bridget Riley’s Op Art from an Historical Perspective In the 1960s Bridget Riley was recognised as producing some of the most varied, serious and interesting Op Art paintings. Yet her work also attracted considerable controversy and some...
Music
November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late: Psychedelic Science Café @ The Holburne Museum
In keeping with our exhibition, Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, join scientists and mathematicians from the University of Bath for a night of illusion and wonder! Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to our galleries where you can discover the...
Friends Music
December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Robert Louis Stevenson: The Wanderer @ The Holburne Museum
This performance will bring to life one of the finest poets, essayists and prose writers in words and music – Robert Louis Stevenson. This programme was first presented on a short tour of Scotland two years ago and was warmly...
Lunchtime Concert Music
December 5, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Playing for Jane @ The Holburne Museum
Join Helen Coombs as she presents a programme of music for the fortepiano that would have been known to Jane Austen, her friends and social circle. Listen to elegant and witty pieces designed for the delicate sound of the fortepiano...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
December 9, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Silk-screen Printed Pocket Squares  @ The Holburne Museum
Make a fashion statement this Autumn with an Op Art-inspired pocket square. Explore the art of perception through silk-screen printing with textile designer Jo Kidd, as you create a set of hand-printed pocket squares for yourself, or as a Christmas...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Is Seeing Believing?  @ The Holburne Museum
Is Seeing Believing? The Psychology and Neuroscience of Illusion in Art Children love perceptual illusions. Of course scientists and artists do too. Why do many adults grow out of this fascination with illusions? One reason might be that illusions are...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cut, Pattern and Mosaic with Paper @ The Holburne Museum
Discover some of the most visually striking elements of the Op Art movement with illustrator Jessica Palmer, and create your own work of art using specialist papercutting and collage techniques. In this full-day workshop, students will visit the temporary exhibition,...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
January 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Sara Moorhouse @ The Holburne Museum
Join ceramicist Sara Moorhouse in conversation with Holburne Director, Chris Stephens, to discover the inspiration behind her ceramics exhibited in Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. The evening will reveal how the theme of arable landscape underlies Sara’s practice,...
Lunchtime Concert Music
January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
An Evening with Phillip Dyson @ The Holburne Museum
The charismatic Phillip Dyson returns to the Holburne Museum with another sensational show featuring some of the world’s most popular and best loved piano classics. Works include pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and George Gerschwin, as well as anniversary celebrations...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
February 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet the Artist: Michael Petry @ The Holburne Museum
In this rare one-off event, meet artist Michael Petry in an intimate private view of his exhibit, In the Realm of the Gods, before it closes on 25 February. Join Michael over a drink from our pop-up bar in the...