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February – October 2017

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...
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...
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...
Exhibition
June 23, 2017 – October 1, 2017 all-day
Tapestry Here and Now @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Adults Exhibition Music
June 30, 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. Discover the treasures of our collection...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
June 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Deirdre Dyson  @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist and carpet designer Deirdre Dyson In Conversation with Adrian Tinniswood to discover the inspirations behind her magnificent carpets, and the processes involved in translating her painted designs into woven form. The evening will reveal how an engagement with...
Friends Music
July 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 8:20 pm
Schwanengesang @ The Holburne Museum
This summer, Richard Frewer and David Price are to perform Schubert’s last collection of songs, published after his death. Schwanengesang consists of thirteen songs: six by Ludwig Rellstab, six by Heinrich Heine and one by Johann Seidl. There may be...
Lunchtime Concert Music
July 11, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Flight of the Firebird @ The Holburne Museum
Nicolai Rimsky -Korsakov was one of the group of Russian composers known as “the Five” and the concert consists of works by him and composers associated with or influenced by him. He was keen on developing a nationalistic style of...
Adults Exhibition Music
July 28, 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. Discover the treasures of our collection...
Families Family Workshops Learning
July 31, 2017 – August 4, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
Due to popular demand we are now offering four Art Camp weeks packed full of fun, creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions and led by our experienced team of artists.  The schedule of activities for week commencing...
Cinema Families
August 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – August 13, 2017 @ 11:30 pm
San Miguel Picturehouse Pop- Up Cinema @ The Holburne Museum
The San Miguel Picturehouse Pop-Up is heading to the Holburne Museum, Bath in August for a weekend of outdoor cinema. The screenings take place in the open, with a limited number of deckchairs available on a first come first served...
Families Family Workshops Learning
August 14, 2017 – August 18, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
BOOKING                                              Booking Summer Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week (see right) or choose to...
Adults Exhibition Music
August 25, 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 throughout the evening. Discover the treasures of our collection...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Featured Talk
August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Creative Process and Progress with Candace Bahouth @ The Holburne Museum
Artist Candace Bahouth, designer at the iconic Erhman Tapestries for over 25 years presents a lively, illustrated lecture exploring the development of her work over her career. Candace will describe how a love of woven tapestry inspired her own strikingly...
Families Family Workshops
September 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mosaic Magic @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun learning how to design and create a simple mosaic tile, taking inspiration from the beautiful patterns and colours in our decorative arts collection. All materials are included and mosaics can be taken home on the day. Feel free...
Lunchtime Concert Music
September 12, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
In the Still of the Night  @ The Holburne Museum
Let us dream! It is the hour…This recital brings together songs from across the centuries that are reflections on the power of reverie and the nature of dreams. From Handel’s salutation to Morpheus the god of sleep, through the late...
Evening Lecture Talk
September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thomas Lawrence and the Waterloo Chamber @ The Holburne Museum
Desmond Shawe-Taylor will discuss one of the most significant commissions of Sir Thomas Lawrence’s career, depicting the heroes and monarchs responsible for the overthrow of Napoleon and the diplomats who rebuilt Europe in his wake. Beginning before the Battle of...
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...
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
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...