Portrait of Jonathan Stedall , Saided Dai

Mirror Mirror

When: November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 4DB, UK

Enjoy a rigorous portrait-drawing class with renowned artist, Saied Dai. Inspired by Gainsborough & the Theatre this workshop is designed for those looking to establish a firm and intelligent foundation in drawing for a lifetime of creative practice. View Gainsborough’s…

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Family Workshop

Family Workshop: Miss Tanner’s Travel Journal

When: October 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath BA2 4DB, UK

Sunday 21 October, 11-1pm FAMILY WORKSHOP Miss Tanner’s Travel Journal Come and be inspired by intrepid Victorian traveller, Miss Tanner, who collected an eclectic range of treasures on her travels to Persia. Create a beautiful fabric-covered journal using the artefacts…

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Auguste Rodin, The Thinker, 1880-81, The Burrell Collection © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Rodin rethinking the fragment

When: November 2, 2018 – January 27, 2019 all-day
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 4DB, UK

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a collector and lover of the antique, and his sculpture was influenced by his admiration for classical art. Alongside works from the British Museum and the Holburne’s own collection, this display will show The Thinker alongside…

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Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-71 David Hockney (b.1937) Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 120" © David Hockney | Collection Tate, London 2018

Visiting Masterpiece by Hockney

When: November 2, 2018 – January 27, 2019 all-day
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 4DB, UK

One of the nation’s most loved paintings, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy is also one of the great portraits of British art. The image speaks powerfully to the eighteenth-century conversation pieces in the Holburne’s own collection as well as…

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Auguste Rodin, The Thinker, 1880-81, The Burrell Collection © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection (detail)

Rendez-vous with Rodin

When: November 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 4DB, UK

Enjoy two talks for the price of one as we celebrate our exciting new display, Rodin: Rethinking the Fragment. Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker: Revolutionizing Modern Art It is hard to believe that Rodin’s most famous sculpture,The Thinker, began life as…

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Philip Grass

The Inner Life of Stone

When: November 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 4DB, UK

Taking a lead from a poem by Rilke (who was Rodin’s assistant and mentee) this creative workshop will look, listen and experiment with ways in which sculpture can ‘speak to’ writers. We will be informed and stimulated by a fine…

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Professor Sue Rigby Vice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University

What’s a University for

When: November 21, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 4DB, UK

In a world of Google and open learning, what’s a University for? What’s special about learning from academics? And, is it really worth the money? Join Sue Rigby as she unpacks this controversial debate through the (perhaps) biased perspective of…

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Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-71 David Hockney (b.1937) Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 120" © David Hockney | Collection Tate, London 2018

Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy

When: November 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 4DB, UK

Holburne Director Chris Stephens, co-curator of last year’s record-breaking Hockney retrospective at Tate, will discuss the visiting masterpiece Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy by Hockney in relation to the rest of the artist’s career and to its position in…

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Festive Felt workshop

Festive Felt

When: December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 4DB, UK

Handcraft a festive felt decoration for your tree or as a special Christmas gift. Learn how to make a Scandinavian-inspired ornament using a selection of felts, embroidery techniques, and seasonal fastenings. ShareTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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A Bigger Splash Jack Hazan’s 1974 biopic of David Hockney

A Bigger Splash

When: December 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: The Holburne Museum, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 4DB, UK

Join us for a screening of Jack Hazan’s ground-breaking 1974 biopic of David Hockney (cert 18). Taking its title from Hockney’s most famous Californian swimming pool painting, this film tells the story of how Hockney was left struggling to paint…

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