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September 2017 – January 2018

Exhibition Talk
September 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tapestry Weaving: A Traveller’s Tale @ The Holburne Museum
Grant Gibson will ask Edwards about her work leading up to the Tapestry: Here & Now exhibition and beyond to her publication Joy. Accompanying them will be the publication designers Dr.Me.com who will discuss working with Edwards. Jilly Edwards is...
Exhibition Study Day Talk
September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tapestries: The Narratives of our Times @ The Holburne Museum
To celebrate Tapestry: Here & Now, the Holburne is delighted to bring together a distinguished panel of international speakers, all of them exhibiting their work in our Tapestry exhibition. The symposium will explore the relevance of tapestry as a means of conveying...
Adults Exhibition Music
September 29, 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 throughout the evening. Don’t miss your last chance to see...
Exhibition Workshop
September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Time for Texture  @ The Holburne Museum
A rare opportunity to learn and enjoy a tapestry workshop in the UK from Scottish born, now Australia-based, tapestry weaver Valerie Kirk, whose stunning work features in Tapestry: Here & Now. Learn the techniques of knotting, wrapping, cut and loop...
Collection Music
October 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Musician Astronomer and his Friends @ The Holburne Museum
The Musician/Astronomer and his Friends: The Private Music of Herschel, Linley, Jackson and others in Bath in the 1760s and ‘70s. Sara Stowe (Harpsichord and Fortepiano) Ibi Azziz (Cello and Viola da Gamba) Simon Koderand (Violin) Matthew Spring (Guitars) Bath...
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...
Families Family Workshops Young People
October 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am – October 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Half Term at The Holburne @ The Holburne Museum
FAMILY WORKSHOP: Screen Print Op Art! Monday 23 October, 10.30am-12.30pm Join us and create your own screen-printed calico bags £10 Adults/£5 Children*. Book now on 01225 388569   HOLIDAY DROP-INS: Spooky Kaleidoscopes FREE Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 October,10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm...
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...
Families Family Workshops
October 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops
October 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops
October 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops
October 25, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
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....
Collection Talk
November 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Director’s Choice: Ramsay's Rosamund Sargent @ The Holburne Museum
In his first lecture as Director of the Holburne Museum, Chris Stephens handpicks one of his favourites from the collection: Allan Ramsay’s portrait of Rosamund Sargent (1749). Join Chris as he considers why the work of an eighteenth-century Scottish portraitist,...
Exhibition Workshop
November 11, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 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...
Featured 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...
Learning Young People
November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Acrylic Jewellery @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 25 November, 10am-4pm Acrylic Jewellery £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 10 places)   Join Kim Thomson to learn how to design, cut and form acrylic sheet into gorgeous jewellery inspired by the exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art...
Families Family Workshops Featured
November 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Meets Science: Festive Fun @ The Holburne Museum
Make ‘Op Art’ Christmas decorations, a centrepiece for your festive feast, dazzling deely boppers and eye-popping stocking! Join experts from the University of Bath to discover the science and maths behind your creations. 1.30-5pm We are thrilled to welcome Eat...
Collection Featured
November 28, 2017 – December 5, 2017 all-day
Big Give Campaign: Thank You @ The Holburne Museum
The Holburne Museum is participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017 to raise money for the restoration and display of Miss Ellen Tanner’s fascinating collection of Persian and Middle Eastern artworks. The Big Give is a matched funding campaign,...
Collection Exhibition
November 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Big Give Party! @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
You are cordially invited to the Holburne Big Give Party where you will be able to find out more about Miss Tanner’s fascinating collection or Persian treasures, meet Friends and Patrons, try Persian food from Simi’s Kitchen, hear from Catrin...
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...
Featured 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...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Is Seeing Believing? FULLY BOOKED @ 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 FULLY BOOKED @ 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,...
Learning Young People
January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Installation Art @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 20 January, 10am-4pm FULLY BOOKED Installation Art £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 8 places)   Look at artworks, both past and present, which have been placed within, upon and outside the Holburne by contemporary artists responding to the...
Music
January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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 Gershwin, as well as anniversary celebrations...
Music
January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The K.E.S. Holburne Soloist Concert @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Concert starts at 7pm Doors open at 6.15pm Tickets £8