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September 2017 – May 2018

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 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
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
Exhibition Featured
February 9, 2018 – May 7, 2018 all-day
Anthony Fry: A Retrospective @ The Holburne Museum
We are delighted to be showing the first museum retrospective of the painter Anthony Fry (1927-2016), who enjoyed huge commercial success in Britain and America during his lifetime but has not previously been recognised by a major exhibition. Comprising works...
Collection Families Music
February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ 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. Discover the treasures from our Collection and experience our beautiful exhibition Anthony Fry: A Retrospective. In the Garden Café, sample...
Lunchtime Concert Music
March 20, 2018 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
The Golden Days of My Spring @ The Holburne Museum
Maria Danishvar Brown (Soprano) Vera Kovaleva Lewis (Piano) Join us as we celebrate Sergei Rachmaninov’s Birthday on the Museum’s own Steinway piano which he used for his British concerts from 1929-38. The songs by Sergei Rachmaninov are loved in Russia...
Exhibition Families Family Workshops
March 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Easter Eggstravaganza @ The Holburne Museum
Whatever the weather, be transported to sunnier climes with fun and creative activities inspired by Anthony Fry’s vibrant, colourful paintings: Eastern Eggs – decorate a polystyrene eggs with lovely colours and jewel-like decorations Peacock Easter Baskets – make a special...
Exhibition Talk
April 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rogues and Vagabonds @ The Holburne Museum
Rogues and Vagabonds: The Garrick Club Collection of Theatrical Art Join Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado as she examines the history of the Garrick Club and some of the treasures within, paying particular attention to images of David Garrick and his contemporaries, such...
Friends Music
April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrating Frank Brown (1923-2001) @ The Holburne Museum
Join Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown as The Friends of the Holburne celebrate Frank Brown’s contribution to the Museum in an informal, intimate evening of music and discussion. They will conjure up the 19th-century salon with musical gems, performed on...
Exhibition Featured
April 19, 2018 – April 29, 2018 all-day
The Long Way Home @ The Holburne Museum
The Long Way Home reflects on the long journey that refugees across the world undertake when they decide to leave their homes in pursuit of a new place to call “home”. It’s normally the wealthiest, luckiest or strongest ones who...
Music
April 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Shakespeare’s Birthday @ 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, many of whom enjoy successful solo careers, as they pay their annual visit to the Holburne Museum. They will...
Collection Exhibition Music
April 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Re-Inventing the Souvenir Join us for an exclusive view of exciting, contemporary souvenirs designed by Bath Spa University’s 3D design students in partnership with the Holburne. Enjoy a ‘salon’ of pop-up talks in our Café presented by leading designers, academics...
Families Featured
May 6, 2018 @ 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: Holburne Friends’ Plant stall Chase Plants Foxley Road Nurseries Parham Bungalow Plants Wild Thyme Free advice on planting and care Also displaying work...
Collection Talk
May 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator’s Choice: John Smart, Miniaturist @ The Holburne Museum
During the eighteenth century, Britain produced some of the finest portrait miniatures ever made, and none were finer or more compelling than the work of John Smart (1740 – 1811). Come and hear all about this extraordinary artist, described by...
Adults Learning Workshop
May 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Creativity and Wellbeing Coffee Morning  @ The Holburne Museum
Come for a coffee and enjoy beautiful creative activities inspired by some of the treasures of the Holburne’s collection. This event is organised by members of our Pathways to Wellbeing groups and marks Mental Health Awareness Week. These groups are...
Adults Talk
May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading @ The Holburne Museum
Winner of the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award, Michael Symmons Roberts has also collaborated on a range of celebrated musical collaborations and broadcast work. Join him as he reads from his recent collections, including...