The Holburne Museum
Changing lives through art.

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Thomas Lawrence Coming of Age

May 30, 2021 - May 31, 2022

Online Exhibition Now Open! The exhibition Thomas Lawrence: Coming of Age is the Holburne Museum's first virtual show and gives fresh insight into the first twenty-five years of one of Britain’s greatest portrait painters it includes an introductory film and rarely...

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Jane Austen, by Cassandra Austen, circa 1810 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Portrait of Jane Austen

August 25, 2021 - September 27, 2021

A rare opportunity to see this delicate portrait of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra, usually only on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Jane Austen (1775–1817) is one of the most beloved writers in English literature. A resident...

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Caterpillar Engine by Aaron Angell 2021

Hornet, hailstone, crab eye, aerodrome... (etc.)

September 9, 2021 - January 3, 2022

Aaron Angell & Steven Claydon Hornet, hailstone, crab eye, aerodrome… (etc.) 9 Sept 2021 – 3 Jan 2022 Hornet, hailstone, crab eye, aerodrome… (etc.) presents the fruits of a recent anagama kiln firing by Aaron Angell and Steven Claydon. These two leading British artists share an anachronistic...

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Astrid Cooper five co-curator of My Kid Couldve Done That at the Holburne Museum Bath © Will-Cooper.

My Kid Could've Done That! At the Edge

September 18, 2021 - December 18, 2021

18 September to 19 December at the Edge Art Centre, University of Bath Kenneth Alme, Sara Barker, Harriet Bowman, Dicken Drury, Jesse Darling, Sean Edwards, Lilah Fowler, Ryan Gander, Jasleen Kaur, Tessa Lynch, Joanne Masding, France-Lise McGurn, Natasha McVoy, Kate Owens,...

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Blue Silk Dress (Jane Morris), Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1868 © Society of Antiquaries of London: Kelmscott Manor

Rossetti's Portraits

September 23, 2021 - January 9, 2022

This autumn sees a unique show devoted to one of the giants of Victorian art – the first ever exhibition dedicated to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s portraits. Rossetti’s Portraits features some of his most iconic artworks, including The Blue Silk Dress (Jane...

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SunilGupta-The New Pre-Raphaelites #13

Sunil Gupta: The New Pre-Raphaelites

September 23, 2021 - January 19, 2022

To accompany its major new exhibition of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s portraits, the Holburne is proud to announce a display of photographs by Sunil Gupta that explore the legacy of the Pre-Raphaelites and their influence on contemporary art. In 2008, London-based artist...

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All Exhibitions and Events

Explore the legacy of slavery through new collection and family history research The Holburne Family and Caribbean Plantations