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September 2016 – June 2017

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...
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...
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...
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...
Families Family Workshops
February 14, 2017 – February 15, 2017 all-day
Holiday Drop-Ins @ The Holburne Museum
Come and make a fun mobile of either merry dancers or creepy crawlies featured in paintings in our exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. We will be holding two sessions on both 14 and 15 February: 10.30am- 12.30pm 1.30- 3.30pm
Adults Exhibition Music
February 24, 2017 @ 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, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café from our resident DJ throughout the evening. Discover 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...
Adults Exhibition Music
March 31, 2017 @ 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, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café from our resident DJ throughout the evening. Discover the...
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...
Exhibition Lunchtime Concert Music
April 18, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Life in Flux @ The Holburne Museum
A Life in Flux is a companion musical programme to the special exhibition Under Changing Skies, featuring prints by Anne Desmet RA. Songs from three regions – Spain, Germany and the Americas – convey kaleidoscopic experiences of change: political upheaval,...
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...
Adults Exhibition Music
April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café from our resident DJ throughout the evening. Discover the...
Families Featured
May 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plant Sale @ The Holburne Museum
Join us for the annual Plant Sale in aid of the Holburne Museum. Plants for sale from expert nurseries: Chase Plants In Cover Foxley Road Nurseries The Mead Nursery Special Plants Wild Thyme Also displaying work from: CharlieCaffyn Furniture Willow...
Exhibition Lunchtime Concert Music
May 9, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Flemish Foray  @ The Holburne Museum
The Netherlands in the time of the Brueghels was pivotal for Renaissance music, with composers of the Franco-Flemish school emerging as key players across Europe. Antwerp’s printers were active in publishing some of their work to a popular audience, while...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Who was Bruegel  @ The Holburne Museum
Who was Bruegel? Discovering the Master through his Sons ‘Peasant Bruegel’ – highbrow humanist, painter of nature or practical joker? In this lecture Amy Orrock will explore the many identities of the elusive father of the Bruegel dynasty, Pieter Bruegel...
Adults Exhibition Music
May 26, 2017 @ 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, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café from our resident DJ throughout the evening. Discover the...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Flemish Painting Methods  @ The Holburne Museum
The painting methods Flemish artists in the 15th and 16th centuries The lecture will focus on the painting practices of Flemish artists of the 15th to 16th century. During this period oil painting emerged as the dominant painting medium; prior...
Featured Music
June 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Northern Lights: An Evening with Noctis @ The Holburne Museum
Noctis are delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed pianist, Maria Garcia, for their Summer concert exploring the works of several prominent figures in the contemporary choral music scene, including Eriks Esenvalds, Ola Gjeilo and Jussi Chydenius. The programme will explore how...
Learning Young People
June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass - Still Life Painting in Acrylics  @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 17 June, 10 – 4pm Still Life Painting in Acrylics £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 12 places) Join artist Jan Byrne to learn tips and techniques for painting with acrylics and, taking inspiration from the works of Dutch...