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Why Museums Matter
Feb 7 – May 19 all-day
Why Museums Matter @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom

On the Ballroom table 7 February to 19 May
We invited visitors and people in our local community to complete the statement ‘Museums matter to me because…’ as a way of understanding what people value about museums and how the role of museums is understood in contemporary society. This exciting installation is a visual response to over 1,000 ideas and comments shared with us.

In the Wirth Gallery 7 February to 22 April
Celebrating the role of museums as places of creative inspiration and our Pathways to Wellbeing programme this display showcases the artwork of people who have engaged with individual objects from the Holburne’s collection. It examines the connection between museums, creativity, mental health and wellbeing. Each piece will reveal a personal connection, exploring how individual objects and opportunities to learn new art skills can inspire creative journeys.
For more information about Pathways to Wellbeing please visit Pathways to Wellbeing

Don’t miss related events:
In Conversation Tristram Hunt, Sonia Boyce and Chris Stephens
Symposium Why Museums Matter for Mental Health

George Shaw
Feb 8 – May 6 all-day
George Shaw @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom

The Holburne is the only European venue for Shaw’s major retrospective at the Yale Center for British Art. It covers his career from 1996 to the present, including some new works never shown in the UK. Shaw’s paintings, made with enamel model paint, focus on the Tile Hill estate, a post-war development on the outskirts of Coventry where he grew up, and the ancient woods surrounding it. Steeped in modern and historic fine art traditions, Shaw’s work alludes to twentieth-century painting and photography, and the legacy of such European masters as Titian. The exhibition also features his skills as a draughtsman.

General Admission £12.50 | Concessions

Scenes from the Passion: The Blossomiest Blossom, British Council CollectionGeorge Shaw Someone Else's House, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, LondonGeorge Shaw Scenes from the Passion: The Fall, 1999, Private Collection