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June 2016 – January 2017

Adults Exhibition Workshop
June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Capturing Life Celebration Sketching @ The Holburne Museum
Join illustrator and sketching fanatic Sam Church for an exciting day of ‘Capturing Life’ in drawing. Taking inspiration from the Impressionists we’ll set about capturing a sense of life, light, movement and moment in our own work – in the...
Families Family Workshops
June 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
100 Years Here Family Day  @ The Holburne Museum
Come and celebrate our anniversary. Play our giant Century of Art game, decorate a huge fake cake, make bunting and badges. Plus more art activities, international accordion music from Coeur Vagabond and a barbecue. • A giant time-travelling game of...
Lunchtime Concert Music
June 14, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Fantasies and Sonatas @ The Holburne Museum
Internationally renowned pianist Prach Boondiskulchok will perform a programme of the rarely heard music of Stepan and J. C. Bach, alongside favourite works of the classical era by C.P.E. Bach and Mozart. The works will be performed on the Holburne...
Exhibition
June 25, 2016 – October 2, 2016 all-day
Stubbs and the Wild @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
‘This is not a huge exhibition, but it might just change your life.’ Jonathan Jones, The Guardian ‘a diverting new exhibition at the sparkling Holburne museum’ Alastair Sooke, The Daily Telegraph Today George Stubbs (1724-1806) is known and loved for his...
Exhibition Featured Friends
June 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friends of the Holburne: A Celebration @ The Holburne Museum
VALUATIONS:  Four experts will offer specialist appraisals of silver, pictures, books and small objects/general antiques.  £2 for the first item, £1 for each further item up to a maximum of 5. BOOK BONANZA:  Sidney Blackmore’s 40th anniversary of fund-raising book...
Collection Exhibition
July 2, 2016 – July 3, 2016 all-day
Take One: Witcombe Cabinet @ The Holburne Museum
An exhibition showcasing local school children’s creative responses to the unique Witcombe Cabinet exhibited in the Holburne’s Fletcher Gallery. The children took part in ‘Take One’ – a programme developed by the National Gallery to support primary school teachers to...
Exhibition Talk
July 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
John Hunter: Dr Jekyll or Dr Dolittle? @ The Holburne Museum
Revered and feared in equal measure, John Hunter (1728-93) was the most famous surgeon in 18th-century London as well as the most notorious customer of the body-snatchers. A maverick medical pioneer and inspiring teacher, he was also a tireless naturalist...
Lunchtime Concert Music
July 12, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Songs from Bohemia, Bavaria and Vienna @ The Holburne Museum
This choir of men’s voices often performs in partnership with a horn quartet, but on this occasion is accompanied by the Holburne’s historic Steinway Grand. The programme includes From a Bouquet of Slavonic Folksongs by Dvorak, Beethoven’s moving Prisoners’ chorus...
Exhibition Talk Tea-time Talk
July 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
George Stubbs and the Menageries @ The Holburne Museum
Caroline Grigson, author of the recently published and highly acclaimed Menagerie, the History of Exotic Animals in England will recount the stories of the various animals imported from overseas, both privately owned and in commercial menageries, which George Stubbs drew...
Exhibition Workshop
July 16, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Animal Drawing @ The Holburne Museum
To celebrate the Stubbs and the Wild exhibition, join artist Sally Muir, and her dog Lily, for a day of discovering how to capture mood and movement when drawing from the live animal. Charcoal and pencils will be provided and...
Adults Exhibition Music
July 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends within the magnificient setting of the Museum. Relax with Friends and a drink in the Garden Café, share some light bites and spill out on our beautiful new Café terrace....
Cinema
August 11, 2016 – August 14, 2016 all-day
Cinema Under the Stars @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
This August, The Little Theatre Cinema brings four terrific films to a huge screen set under the summer firmament at the Holburne Museum. What’s more, the Holburne’s gorgeous café will be open, serving food, soft drinks and alcoholic refreshment. Screenings...
Adults Exhibition Music
August 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Start your Bank Holiday weekend at the Holburne Museum. Relax with Friends and a drink in the Garden Café, share some light bites and spill out on our beautiful new Café terrace. Enjoy music from DJ Cowboy Beat-bop in our...
Exhibition Workshop
September 10, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Needle Felting Lions @ The Holburne Museum
Inspired by Stubbs’s paintings, learn how to needle felt and create your own wonderful lion or lioness sculpture. Using felting needles and wool fleece, repeatedly pushing the barbed needles into the wool, makes the fibres tangle together and create solid...
Lunchtime Concert Music
September 13, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Striving for the Divine @ The Holburne Museum
A selection of songs by Schubert and chamber music by Beethoven – early Romantic music with the profound longing for higher worlds. The Danish trio Strings of Joy will perform in accurate Regency costumes. The ensemble consists of soprano Maria...
In Conversation Talk
September 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Linda Brothwell @ The Holburne Museum
Linda Brothwell, 2016, image © India Hobson Join artist Linda Brothwell as she discusses her artistic practice with Catrin Jones, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Holburne. The evening will explore how Brothwell’s work engages with making,materials, and place, and...
Music
September 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Goldberg @ The Holburne Museum
Prize-winning, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer John Law, returns to his classical roots with a re-working of J.S.Bach’s famous masterpiece the Goldberg Variations. Bach’s complete score, with the addition of John Law’s newly composed, ambient opening and closing compositions,...
Adults Exhibition Featured Music
September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Relax with friends and a drink in the Garden Café, share some light bites and enjoy music in our Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures from our collection and don’t miss your last chance to see the critically acclaimed...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
September 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stubbs and the Wilderness @ The Holburne Museum
Robin Blake Stubbs was a dogmatic advocate of artists working directly from nature yet he had little or no direct experience of wild landscape. His landscape backgrounds were artificially derived from Old Masters and from what he saw as he...
Collection Talk Tea-time Talk
October 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Portrait of Catherine Cussans @ The Holburne Museum
Collection in Focus: John Hoppner’s Portrait of Catherine Cussans Catherine Cussans was Sir William Holburne’s aunt. Influenced by Reynolds and Gainsborough and rival to Lawrence, John Hoppner was one of the most fashionable portrait painters in eighteenth-century England but is...
Collection Families Family Workshops
October 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Framed! Family Arts Festival Event @ The Holburne Museum
Framed! Family Arts Festival Event FREE Family Day 12noon to 4pm Join us for lots of fun, creative activities inspired by our portrait of Arthur Atherley by Sir Thomas Lawrence: *Create a clay portrait bust *Top tips for drawing and...
Exhibition
October 22, 2016 – January 22, 2017 all-day
Silver Light and Shade @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
Silver: Light and Shade explores the unique properties of an extraordinary material. Best appreciated when handled and used, silver is lustrous and alive. The colour and patina of silver are affected by the techniques used to work it and the...
Families Family Workshops
October 24, 2016 – October 25, 2016 all-day
Family Holiday Drop-Ins @ The Holburne Museum
Silver Carousels Come and make a moving carousel toy inspired by a fountain in our exhibition Silver: Light and Shade. Join us on Monday 24 or Tuesday 25 September. We’ll run a session in the morning between 10.30am-12.30pm and another...
Families Family Workshops
October 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Discover Silver Clay  @ The Holburne Museum
Discover the magic of silver clay! Create lasting memories by making beautiful ‘finger print’ pendants, friendship bracelets or silver pebbles. Led by silver clay artist, Jackie Sisson, this workshop will appeal to children and adults alike. Suitable for children over...
Adults Exhibition Music
October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Uplate @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink in the Garden Café, share some light bites and enjoy music in our Café throughout the evening. Explore the...
Families Family Workshops Learning
November 14, 2016 – November 30, 2016 all-day
Competition Winners: The Finishing Touch
We are delighted to announce the winners of ‘The Finishing Touch’ competition. We asked people to ‘finish’ Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished study of Arthur Atherley. Holburne Director, Jennifer Scott said ‘We were overwhelmed by the standard of entries in all...
Music
November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Light and Shade @ The Holburne Museum
An Evening Concert with Les Bougies Baroques Ian Peter Bugeja (Conductor/ fortepiano) Elizabeth Karani (Soprano) Cenk Karaferya (Countertenor) Join Les Bougies Baroques as they lead us through the ‘light and shade’ of European art music from the latter part of...
Adults Exhibition Music
November 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Uplate @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink in the Garden Café, share some light bites and enjoy music in our Café throughout the evening. Explore the...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Djordje Ozbolt  @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist Djordje Ozbolt as he discusses his intervention The Grand DeTour at the Holburne with Anita Taylor, Professor of Fine Art and Dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University. The evening will explore the...
Featured Lunchtime Concert Music
December 6, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Celebration of English and Festive Song @ The Holburne Museum
Soprano Lucy Simon and pianist Patricia Robertson-Glasgow perform a festive recital of English song from our much-loved native 20th Century composers Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Herbert Howells and Peter Warlock. Enjoy a magical atmosphere of folk-music inspired melodies and Christmas-tide...
Collection Featured Talk Tea-time Talk
January 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Curator's Choice: The Mouth of Truth @ The Holburne Museum
How do you cheat a lie detector? Especially a magical flesh-eating one made by the most revered poet of Ancient Rome? Come and find out in this talk exploring one of the museum’s charming Italian Baroque cabinet paintings. Michele Rocca’s...