Exhibitions

January – June 2015

Exhibition
Turner: Watercolours from the West - An intimate touring Show @ Wirth Gallery | Bath | United Kingdom
This small exhibition brings together watercolours by JMW Turner from five important art collections: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, the Holburne Museum and the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, The Wilson in Cheltenham as well as a private collection in...
Exhibition
February 28, 2015 – June 7, 2015 all-day
Gwen John to Lucian Freud @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
In association with Frameworks, a partnership of the Holburne Museum in Bath, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, The Wilson in Cheltenham, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath.
Adults Exhibition Talk
March 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Product of their time? Modern British Art in Context Dexter Dalwood, John-Paul Stonard, Jennifer Scott Join Turner Prize nominated artist Dexter Dalwood (Professor at Bath Spa University), art history luminary John-Paul Stonard (co-curator of the 2014 Tate Britain exhibition...
Exhibition
March 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am – June 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
The Observer Observed: A Portrait of Don McCullin by Charlotte Sorapure
Saturday 14 March to Sunday 7 June Free This spring the Holburne unveils its latest painting by a winner of the Holburne Portrait Prize, Charlotte Sorapure. Her subject is the renowned photographer Don McCullin CBE, who is celebrating his 80th...
Exhibition
March 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Have you ever wondered how an exhibition is put together? How are works of art transported? How do you bring paintings together from other museums? In the first in a series of Inside the Museum talks, meet Howard Batho, the...
Exhibition
March 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am – May 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Nicholas Rena: After Matisse
Nicholas Rena: After Matisse Saturday 21 March to Sunday 17 May 2015 Free Nicholas Rena has created an installation of entirely new work for the Holburne’s Ballroom table, a series of monumental bowls. Orderly yet vigorous, these colourful vessels are...
Adults Exhibition Talk
April 20, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Going Modern and Being British
‘Going Modern and Being British’ – From Nash and Sutherland to Freud and Hamilton Sophie Cummings Learn about a century of British art through one of the region’s ‘hidden gem’ collections. This introduction to the Swindon Collection of Modern British...
Adults Exhibition Membership Event Talk
April 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nicholas Rena in conversation with Alun Graves and Catrin Jones Alongside the contemporary installation on the Ballroom table, Nicholas Rena: After Matisse, the artist will be joined by Alun Graves, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass at the Victoria &...
Adults Exhibition Membership Event Music
June 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Minima present Hitchcock’s The Lodger The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) was Alfred Hitchcock’s first major commercial and critical success. Based on a story by Marie Belloc Lowndes, and set in London with Ivor Novello a suspected...

Free Admission to The Collection

The heart of the present day Collection was formed by Sir Thomas William Holburne (1793-1874). As a second son, Thomas William (generally known as William) first pursued a naval career. He ultimately inherited the Baronetcy in 1820 following the death of his elder brother, Francis, at the Battle of Bayonne in 1814.

In 1882 this collection of over 4,000 objects, pictures and books was bequeathed to the people of Bath by Holburne’s sister, Mary Anne Barbara Holburne. One of the Holburne’s main purposes is to preserve the things that have been entrusted to our care. The Collection if free to view.

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