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January – September 2018

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,...
Exhibition
February 2, 2018 – June 3, 2018 all-day
Lighting Up the Stage: Stars of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum
William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), a playwright and novelist, began collecting paintings of actors in the 1910s. He built a sizeable and important collection of theatrical portraits, which he displayed in his villa in the south of France. The collection remained...
Collection Exhibition
February 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Student Performance: The Moving Exhibition  @ The Holburne Museum
A series of interventionist performances give a fresh interpretation to the museum exhibits. Throughout the afternoon dancers and composers from Bath Spa University will present a series of short original performance works in response to the displays and spaces of...
Collection Exhibition
February 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Student Performance: The Moving Exhibition  @ The Holburne Museum
A series of interventionist performances give a fresh interpretation to the museum exhibits. Throughout the afternoon dancers and composers from Bath Spa University will present a series of short original performance works in response to the displays and spaces of...
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...
Exhibition Families Family Workshops
February 13, 2018 – February 14, 2018 all-day
Elephants on Parade @ The Holburne Museum
Make a cheerful, colourful hanging decoration with elephants and camels – inspired by some of the paintings in our exhibition Anthony Fry: A Retrospective. Visit us either Tuesday 13 or Wednesday 14 February at the following times: Tuesday 13 and...
Collection Exhibition Music
March 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. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music from our resident DJ throughout the evening. Discover...
Exhibition
March 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Moro Pop-up Restaurant  - Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
This event has now sold out If you would like to join a waiting list please call 01225 388569 and state which date and time you would like to be put on the waiting list Sam and Sam Clark, founders...
Exhibition
March 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Moro Pop-up Restaurant  - Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
This event has now sold out If you would like to join a waiting list please call 01225 388569 and state which date and time you would like to be put on the mailing list Sam and Sam Clark, founders...
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...
Exhibition Featured
April 13, 2018 – July 1, 2018 all-day
Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Made for the Table is a modern table setting featuring contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection alongside other crafts, demonstrating how makers continue to be inspired to make beautiful objects for use. The exhibition explores the sensory experience of...
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...
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...
Exhibition
May 25, 2018 – September 16, 2018 all-day
Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
The National Trust owns some of the finest paintings in Britain by Dutch masters of the Golden Age. Normally seen in the rooms of country houses, the best of these seventeenth-century paintings will be displayed together in a gallery for...
Exhibition Featured Music
May 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden 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....
Exhibition Talk
June 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Creating Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
JoinGeorgia Powell, Curator of the exhibition Made for the Table  , to find out about the inspiration for the display. Discover more about the contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection as well as the objects dating back to the sixteenth century....
Adults Exhibition Tour Workshop
June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FREE Aroma-Tour @ The Holburne Museum
What does a work of art taste like? Does a painting have a unique smell? Enjoy a sensory exploration of different works of art through taste and smell with award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, founder of AVM Curiosities.This Aroma-Tour will...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Made in the Netherlands- Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
This lecture is now fully booked Made in the Netherlands: Seventeenth-Century Paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague This lecture offers a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the explosion of talent that took place within the cities...
Exhibition Featured Music
June 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Drawn to the Holburne Discover the art of drawing in this vibrant Up Late curated by students and staff from the Bath School of Art and Design. Join us for an eclectic mix of pop-up talks, life drawing, hands-on art...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
June 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dutch Masters: Flower Arranging Workshop @ The Holburne Museum
Create your own Dutch-inspired floral arrangement in this workshop led by Rachel Wardley, founder of the Bath-based Talullah Rose Flower School. Beginning with a guided tour of the exhibition, Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust, Rachel will demonstrate...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am – July 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Dutch Still-Life Oil Painting Masterclass FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
Learn the working methods of Dutch still-life masters of the 17th century. In this two-day workshop, students will discover how artists of the period constructed a tonal composition using glazes of transparent earth, over which were applied fine layers of...
Exhibition Music
July 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden as we stay open until 9pm. Join Bath Spa curatorial students for a performance painting intervention on the Holburne front lawn! Then relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
August 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Discovering Rembrandt Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
Join Christine Sitwell as she talks about the technical analysis and curatorial research involved in re-attributing a forgotten self-portrait by Dutch master, Rembrandt, at a National Trust property in 2014. The painting, Self-portrait wearing a white featured bonnet, is the...
Exhibition Food Music
August 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Taste of Persia Fully booked @ The Holburne Museum
For one night only, sample the tastes and sounds of Persia in our Garden Café with food from our neighbour Simi of Simi’s Kitchen and traditional Middle Eastern folk music from Mazaj. Inspired by our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A...
Exhibition Music
August 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden 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....
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Art of the Dutch Golden Age FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
Join the National Trust curators behind Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust as they discuss the making of this major international exhibition and share their love for the art of the Dutch Golden Age. £10 (includes entry to...
Exhibition Talk
September 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Journey to Persia: Miss Tanner and her Collection @ The Holburne Museum
Ellen Tanner was among the first Western women to travel solo to the Middle East. Discover the story of Miss Tanner’s travels from her first visit in 1894 to her later gifts of Persian art to the Holburne. This talk...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Search of Adventure: Female Explorers, Past and Present @ The Holburne Museum
Join explorer Jacki Hill-Murphy as she shares her research into history’s untold stories of the brave women who travelled to remote corners of the world in search of adventure. Jacki will recount her own experiences of walking in these women’s...
Adults Exhibition Music
September 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Immerse yourself in an eclectic programme of pop-up talks, art demos, installations, performances, DJ-sets and cocktails. All Up Lates are specially curated by student talent and arts practitioners from Bath Spa University and the University of Bath. Special Event: Women and...